The highly contagious Covid-19 virus has brought the entire world to its knees.

The pandemic has brought life to a standstill in the capital and all over the country. With the announcement of the nationwide #lockdown /curfew and #social distancing as measures made by the Prime Minister, the RWA at most of the societies has stopped all vehicles to move in and out from the complex. This has brought a lot of things to a standstill. A lot of confusion has resulted after the announcement early this week. Some panic was due to set in. The poor have had to bear the brunt of the happenings already. Most people are getting stressed and a lot of anxiety is building up.

Suddenly, the whole family is at home and you don’t know what to do. Life in metro moves at such a fast pace that we don’t have the patience to sit at one place.

Looking at it from the bright side, each individual now has some free time. This is the time to sit back. Turn inwards. To look at our lives, reflect, strategise the way of what we want our life to be, and above all, realise the fragile nature of our existence.

On the other hand, if you start spending more time on your mobile, then a lot of negativity will creep in as Fake news on social media has only added to the scare mongering. Watsapp is being misused by many to spread rumors and create a sense of fear.

Hence, it is upto you on how you spend the time that you always wished for. To spend with your loved ones. Think about doing what you always wanted to do but didn’t have enough time. Could be your favorite hobby like reading books, learning a new language or playing an instrument.

There is an urgent need for us to embrace the digital revolution. This is the time for us to connect digital, work from home is now a reality and we need to embrace it. The sudden increase in the userbase of Zoom, a video calling app, people using watch party, having online facebook live music concerts is a step in the right direction. Eema stay at home concert is a step in this direction.

We can also use technology to help the needy in these times of distress. We should take a cue from our fighters who are at the ground level. The doctors, nurses who are at the forefront of the threat and still smile and carry on their duty to serve the needy and affected. It is high time that we as people, see what is good for humanity and don’t fall into the trap of running after things that mean nothing to us in real life.

We should be thankful to god for what we have and make use of our stature in society. We should never disregard those we think beneath us. Who might be young, inexperienced or just less privileged. Main lesson is to have humility.

So, work on yourself, Go into quarantine as you of the past, and come out of it as you of the future.

  The new YOU!