What COVID has Done to Us?

I was not directly affected by Coronavirus, but indirectly I was. And many of us were. All of us were sent home, not because the day was over. But because of the days, that was about to come. Local markets gained traction. Employees were given work from home, which was otherwise deemed 'not at all possible' by many companies. Parents and children got to spend more time together. The skies became clear, water pure, streets clean, and our earth started to heal.

Corona, the 'Virus' or the 'Cure':


The real question now is ‘Corona’, the virus, or the cure. None of the animals were affected, neither flora and fauna. A mystery, isn’t it? It all started with a Bat in Wuhan and not the one at Gotham. It is now The Guy Who Ate the Bat Vs. Nolan. Things that seemed impossible became possible. We were asked to reduce the emissions, and we didn’t. Corona made us do it. We were advised since schooling to stay away from people for good, and now it made us do so.


Drone Delivery:


Any business that was not online suffered. Not so right, though. The underground Pani Puri Shop earned profits. Cigarettes that were sold for INR 200 was sold for INR 500. Various tactics were adopted to sell liquor, and even drones were deployed at places. The underground flourished.

Zoom Meetings and Talents:


Getting back to households. Wives had to see their husbands the whole day, especially when some had to wear a coat with a dhoti. Kids were introduced to colleagues as they were running across the frame during office calls, and people lost track of days. People discovered some inner talents where there was the birth of bakers, artists (leave tik-tok out of it please), and new businesses sprang out.


Weekly Tasks:


We were given tasks every week. On day one, it was ‘Bang the Plates’. The second task was ‘Candle Light Dinner’. The next day we saw in news how they burnt a house to show the support. So generous of people who shouted ‘Go, Corona, Go and scared the Virus away’. I was expecting the third to be a 'Belly Dance Show', but it somehow got disrupted due to high TRP ratings. There is a special place in heaven for all those characters. One second silent prayer for them, because they don’t deserve more or anything at all.


The Downfall:


Instances were traced where people suffered from depression, anxiety, and claustrophobic nature. The government established helplines. The situation was kind of out of control, and I have seen it personally. Migrant workers were not paid heed to and were left to suffer. A lot of things, but I don’t want to spoil your Sunday. Getting back to our topic.


Where did the Humans Go?


The animals started wondering where the humans went. Some even came to check out your homes, right? In the end, Corona made us realize one thing; nothing is permanent. Stocks collapsed, markets shut, and the Indian economy in turmoil. I heard even Dr. Manmohan Singh suffered a heart attack, maybe due to what was happening to the Indian economy. To be frank, even I learned cooking, but with casualties. Not humans, just the pans, were destroyed.


Some Senseful Thoughts:


In the end, we all learned something. Something that has been within us. Something we want to discover. Some went in search of it, some found it within. All it takes is a little heart and a lot of courage. I don’t know if it is the virus or the situation. I hope you found what you are looking for, and the main point, I hope you found ‘YOU’.

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  1. Nice food for thought. Good writing. Keep it up :)

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