Covid-19 in India is reality, not a myth

COVID-19 positive cases have drastically increased globally over the last few weeks. Initially it was being speculated at various levels that the corona virus would have lower impact on the Indian society. This had brought us some respite. But unfortunately these myths have since been proven wrong.

As I write today, the total cases in India have already touched 20,000 while more than 640 people have died so far. Less than a month back the total cases were only 1,000 and deaths were hovering around 20s. So it is not a myth anymore, COVID-19 in India is a reality. Nevertheless, it is important to stay positive, and motivated enough to continue with the preventive measures. Total compliance with government orders of lockdown is required by all of us. There has never been a NOW OR NEVER situation like this before. We HAVE to stay indoors, maintain social distancing, take precautionary measures and go out only in cases of urgency and for buying essentials.


“In these difficult times let us keep our spirits high. It is important to stay positive and make the best of whatever little we have. Remember, until before Corona virus hit the world, we all lacked time and good sleep! Now we have abundant time to do all that we ever wanted to do, and enough time to take rest and get rejuvenated. So now that we lack resources, entertainment, opportunities to travel and freedom to do whatever we want, we should not lose hope of regaining all these very soon.”


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We all understand how difficult it is to stay at home, locked within the four walls, with nothing to do but watch television (which can be so depressing during this pandemic), or spend time on the social media. For those working from home at the moment, the job is all the more demanding as one has to now balance both office pressure and household work. For those with itchy feet, it is like stopping to live, as travel is synonymous with life for them. Only about one month back I remember enthusiastic travellers were still planning trips, buying tickets and leaving homes for solo travel. They were not taking the COVID-19 so seriously and we all actually hoped that the impact of the pandemic would be much lesser in India, due to various reasons like warm weather, BCG vaccines and so on. Unfortunately, the world went for a toss suddenly thereafter, and nobody is talking about travel at all anymore.

In these difficult times let us keep our spirits high. It is important to stay positive and make the best of whatever little we have. Remember, until before Corona virus hit the world, we all lacked time and good sleep! Now we have abundant time to do all that we ever wanted to do, and enough time to take rest and get rejuvenated. So now that we lack resources, entertainment, opportunities to travel and freedom to do whatever we want, we should not lose hope of regaining all these very soon. And when we get them back, we should not regret not having paid due respect to the free time we had during the lockdown. So let’s use the abundant time wisely. How about learning a language? It can be of great help in your future travels.

For those who cannot go out to see the world during the lockdown, a good way of seeing places is through movies and books. They can transport us, for some hours or days, to an altogether different place. This might give one the urge to try newer places when the world is open to visitors and travellers are not in shakles anymore.

In these times of unprecedented crisis, let us pray together that things get better the soonest possible and the world is a great place to live and move around freely.



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