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What time has it come ...

Generally, I only post technical contents in this blog, but this time there is an urge from inside to write due to unprecedented scenarios all over the world due to COVID-19 scare. Today is the Janata Curfew here in India which our PM has initiated Whole day we were homebound and in the evening everyone came out in their balconies and doing chant, ringing bells, clapping, etc. This is how it was – clip

It was such an outstanding experience. This is people’s support & respect for all medical & essential support personnel who are working tirelessly to combat. Right now, we as a country are in very critical junction, the future of us will be based on how resilient we are. Future gen will remember this a great community effort to save mankind.

India’s one of the biggest train network is closed, taxi service is suspended, most of the cities are in lockdown state except essential services. This is happening all over the world. Hope we’ll get through it….

This is an exceptionally difficult time and I feel that we should keep our mind in control and fight with our full strength and follow govt and experts. We as a human being evolved in millions of years so I think our body knows how to get rid of unwanted bug but maybe because of the way we live and treat nature this mechanism has shut itself? High time to re-initiate and learn from the mistakes we are doing in the name of blind progress. I think nature is telling us that this planet equally belongs to other living beings as well.

So mind the gap and learn to co-exist. Scientifically we can’t live without them but I think they can… I hope we get through this difficult phase and learn…

Praying for all human beings all over the world.

Take care!

Update March 25, 2020: Indian PM has announced 21 day full lockdown - clip. This is unprecendted. Imagine 1.3bn people staying in home, one of the biggest isloation exercise. Nobody knows what will be the outcome of this hope we succeed in slowing down the spread of virus? This step will have huge impact on economy for sure but as PM says that first priority is to save the lives. Let’s pray and hope for the best and stay indoor.

Update March 28, 2020: We are in lockdown for last 4 days. Such a nice weather outside, it rained yesterday, clear sky first time pollution level is so low < 50.

Clear sky March 28 2020.png

This is the best time to be outdoors before transition to summer but in this challenging time we are following the instructions and staying at home so that our front warriors can do their job. I think one of the aspect we miss at this time is the mental health btw I was Listning to this lady, very balanced talk clip. She was talking about how to keep mind in control in this crisis time and get over your fear. I am trying to continue my workout through Yoga, Indoor Cycling and helping in household work

Update March 30, 2020: We are on the 6th day of lockdown. Cases in India are rising but still not out of control which we do not want.. I think some state governments are doing well in containing. My home state Uttrakhand is doing pretty well in isolating the remote regions. These parts almost have none of the medical facilities. A couple of the Indian spiritual leaders are also trying to help in their own way to help the population to remain calm and mentally fit. One of the widely watched TV program Ramayana restarted on National Television to keep people engaged. Below some of the link which you may check..

With Sadhguru in Challenging Times

Siddha Yoga Disclosure I follow this path for last 2 decades

World Meditates with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Baba Ramdev Yoga

We are towards the end of March, the financial year ending here in India a very busy time for accountants, CA’s, companies actually for everyone. Being in IT and doing Work From Home for almost 5 years my WFH eco-system is already in place (maybe a separate post on do’s and don’t of WFH) so for me, the lockdown has not changed much, the only major thing I am missing is my morning time when I go in the park. Some more household activity is added due to the non-availability of domestic help which is fine. I am trying to continue my workout regime through Yoga/Pranayam practices and indoor cycling.

Indoor Ride during lockdown COVID19

Bike trainer purchase been one of the best investment of 2019 this is helping a lot during lockdown at the time when you can’t go out for a run/ride. Thanks to my friend Rishi for introducing to indoor biking

Let’s continue to stay home and practice social distancing. We all should support anyone in need and govt in our own capacity through PM Relief fund


New Delhi, India



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