New Year’s Resolution: Why I’ve Decided Not to Hide My Flab This Year

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New Year’s Resolution: Why I’ve Decided Not to Hide My Flab This Year

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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hate New Year resolutions. Mostly because I am yet to have a year when I have actually followed through on mine. And so, like any self-respecting adult, I decided to cloak my failure to keep my word to myself as the waging of a post-resolution rebellion. It worked too, and I felt rather liberated. Down with the capitalist agenda to make us buy and buy and hoard and hoard in our shoebox-sized homes things we don’t need and likely won’t use! Gym memberships, self-help books, classes to spend quality time with the partner/ parents/kids/siblings instead of, you know, just spending quality time with them.

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