Day 7 – The Week Long Learning – #IndiaFightsCorona #Lockdown21

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Today, here in India, we completed one full week of lockdown as enforced by the Government of India. This is in response to COVID-19 pandemic that has led to widespread infection and in some cases fatalities.

Here are a few thoughts:

  • Not need, not desire and certainly no intention, a virus was needed to put a pause to the ‘buzz’ in the world.
  • We still can do most of the household work. Its an outsourced practice that can be easily in-sourced.
  • The effect of climate change is clear, visible and dangerously closer than we think it is. In my hometown Delhi –
    • I can see a clear blue sky every day
    • There is rain every alternate day
    • The air is fresher and does not lead to any breathing strain

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  • Nothing beats homemade food. Its the best source of energy, nutrition and most important together time for families
  • Fresh air does bear a lot of importance in our lives. Sitting in a confinement makes one feel dull. Some people are reporting that they are getting upset and behaving differently.
  • We are still digital slaves and need perhaps a global internet outage for a proper detox in our lives, from digital.
  • Whatsapp is source of a disproportionate amount of negative and fake news. Some filters are surely required on this medium.
  • Ramayana and Mahabharat are still national TV pullers. They were so in the 1980s and are still in 2020.
  • The gig economy is not prepared for a black swan event like this. My order for a baby diaper pack for scheduled for delivery on April 20, 2020, in Grofers. Amazon did it better with April 9, 2020 schedule but that also seems impossible.
  • People are more humane in quieter times than in their busy lives.
  • Indian businesses like microfinancing and NBFCs are far from digital culture and will take a long time to digitize.
  • Home fitness products like treadmills and ellipticals have a lot of potential markets available and should see an uptick in the world.
  • There are many poets, writers, artists, musicians, dancers and standup comedians in our close circles 😉

Another two weeks to go. Hope I can retain the momentum going.

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