Arya Khokhar

COVID-19 

It was quite a happy feeling when I initially heard that schools will be closed due to COVID-19 and studies will be asynchronous and not be graded. 

That feeling did not last long! I felt like I was on house arrest because I couldn't  go out. I missed being around my friends, but I could still go through my days with little or more emotional tantrum. I was hanging all right even when the new school season started with distance learning but things started to get really stressfully when I  found distance learning and  online testing really hard. My grades started to fall, I got more stressed which lead more poor performance in tests. I knew the stuff but just couldn't put it together. I went into the spiral. I  was stressed and sad. I didn’t want to fall behind, especially because it’s one of the most important years in my education. I was so concerned, that even though I was hesitated, shy and scared I still talked  to my parents which then become a family discussion on how we can overcome the damage and how we can start making progress.Things are still hard  but now with support of my family I am not stressed and I am making progress. 

 

Umang Singh

The lasting shadow of COVID-19 

 I can still recall my memories of me watching the news of this latest epidemic latching on the globe and getting more and more common as days passed, news of infected people flooding the news channels. This reflected the seriousness of this situation, there was a surreal feeling in the atmosphere. We were all burned together by the Covid 19 virus "flame," but soon we became more and more numb to the damage. This pandemic has given people the ability to discover their internal self and as everything has a positive and a negative side, this virus gave people a break from the long rivalry marathon they've been running all along ........ to sit and analyse what's essential, to appreciate Existence.

 

Arsh Sharma

COVID-19 Impact

The world today is facing a pandemic caused by a virus called Corona virus. This virus started from China and has eventually spread to the entire world. Being a contagious virus, many countries throughout the world imposed lock-downs in their countries. Factories, schools, colleges, cinema halls, malls, gyms and other places of public interest were shut so as to check its spread, me and my friends were all happy in the beginning but we didn't expect it to continue till date. In lock-down, I played indoor games like Chess and Carrom and watched epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. Meanwhile I myself got infected with the Corona virus! The day my report came out to be positive, I was surprised and at the same time very sad as I had never expected this to happen. My brother and grand parents were also positive, but at this time my father and mother gathered courage and told us that there was nothing to worry about and that we all would be fine very soon and that the recovery rate was quite high. This initiated a wave of confidence in us. From that day we isolated ourselves for 15 days as recommended by our doctor and we all emerged fine with God’s grace. Another impact made by the Corona virus is that the entire education has gone online this time and one can study from the comfort of one’s home but in the starting I was very comfortable as I could attend school while at home but now all those school days are immensely missed by me and my friends. Our learning has not suffered due to the quality of education our school provides. This pandemic taught all of us that problems do come but how we overcome is our real strength.

 

Jaya Sharma

 

CORONA TIMES

Abhiraj Kumar

It was end of March when exams were over and my bua (aunt) and my cousin sister had come to meet and stay with us. They generally stayed for one week but this one was a little longer. I would rather say more than longer. It was beginning of holidays and we had only heard of corona but it suddenly spread so much; and people were not serious about it. After few days, lockdown was announced of twenty one days. My aunt and sister had to stay here. This meant they could live with us a little longer. We played most of the days no work and studies to do. Twenty one days passed. then popped out another lockdown. This didn’t had an end. April started. Teachers started sending assignments. After nearly ten days online classes started. Now we all: me, my sister and my cousin sister had to do online classes which meant three gadgets I did on laptop, my sister on first floor TV and cousin sister on ground floor TV. We started getting loads of work. Then books also became available. We all stayed together in fun but, they had to go back as my uncle was alone. So we asked someone who can lend us a pass to go. But it wasn’t available. So the outcome was that my father will go half way and my uncle would take my aunt from there. So on Sunday my aunt packed up there bags to go. They boarded on car. After one hour of travel, they got news that my uncle’s car stopped suddenly and now it was not working. My aunt again came back. Two weeks passed. This was again attempted. This time they successfully reached their home. This was an memorable experience in corona pandemic periods

 

Touching the COVID

Parv Goyal

The Unlock 1, after the lock down due to spread of corona virus gave me and my family and my friends a lot of relief. Because of the lock down we all were bored and could hardly do anything in entire day at home and when unlock was announced we were extremely happy. After a short period of two weeks after unlock I with my friends planned a meet. We all were hungry to meet each other. We were only three friends and decided to do cycling together, which would serve many functions. Firstly we were able to pour out our heart to each other, meeting face to face. We were also able to do physical exercise which was not possible during lock down. We all did cycling with all precautions. We wore mask, carried sanitizers and didn’t touch anything outside. We continued to do cycling for almost three weeks safely and enjoying each other’s presence. Then our class test started and we were not able to do cycling for almost ten days. After the tests were over I called up my friend to resume our previous routine. One out of the two friends was ready to come but the other one refused to cycle. We both were really shocked to hear that he was Covid positive. This was a big setback to both of us and our families. He told that his brother was going to office and he got Covid positive which was later spread among his entire family. I was really worried about myself and my family because it was only 10 days back that we met and played. I was in a fear that I could also be Covid positive and from me it would spread among my entire family. Till that time I didn’t had any symptoms but I do not want to take any risk so I decided to quarantine myself in my room. I drank hot tea and boiled water with herbs to build my immunity. I constantly did a temperature check in order to detect the fever but it was normal. I did not had any fever even after ten days of my friend getting positive but still I continued my quarantine in order to remain on safer side. Only a short wait of four days was left as Covid takes fourteen days to show its presence and if within fourteen to fifteen days no symptoms of the virus are detected then the person is Covid negative and safe. And this was the case for me and my friend we both had no symptoms even after twenty days and we were negative. Our friend, who had acquired the virus, was also almost recovered. He told us that the virus feels like normal fever but it is not. It adversely affected his immunity and he had an acute pain in his full body. But after a long wait of one month he recovered completely and came back to normal condition. Then we all decide not to go out and realized that it is very risky for any person as anyone can acquire the virus and then had to live alone. It is safe to stay home, so STAY HOME STAY SAFE.

 

Megha Sandhu

My fight against COVID-19

It has been a real hard time for me to continue with my school routine and school studies since March 2020, all the students including

Myself are away from physical school activities. This world is griped by the pandemic COVID-19 and it has become a hard nut to crack.

The world population  remained and is remaining in panic, I am also part of it.

As the schools have been closed by the governments it is s real challenge for students to make up with studies and I am also not new for this.

My whole academic routine has drastically changed. Classroom coaching has changed to online coaching . I have not seen so much use of Information technology

in studies.  It was a difficult time for me to adjust myself according to the situation created by COVID-19. A healthy life style changed to a stressful lifestyle. The way I used to go to school and outside has been restricted within house. Studies too have been technical.  You got to have all the electronic gadgets to pursue in a proper way

of academic excellence . By remaining inside house my activities got restricted only to the studies. I could not go outside as it was a complete lockdown.

I have to left many celebrations of family and friends. Whenever I went outside I followed all the rules to keep myself away from COVID-19 infection.

Sometimes I felt frustrated but my family, teachers, friends kept me motivated. I overcame all this and have become a confident child to take this as a challenge.

Spirituality has also become my part of life. I have cultivated a habit of reading books. All the negativity has changed to positivity. The world has changed a lot so have I. The precautions has changed to necessities. The world and I will keep fighting against this pandemic COVID-19.

 

Pranava Mittal

Covid-19 impact

I think not a single person in this world would be not knowing about it .The burning topic these days yes I am talking about covid-19 .This small word has actually ruined our life .Now we are thinking about our lives we lived a year ago .In the past time we always complained of what we got . We never thanked god for our peaceful living .As of today there are 54 million covid-19 cases all over the world .This number actually gave me an headache .. When this virus started I thought that this will remain for a while ,but it crossed its limit .I never thought this virus could harm people to so much extent that they could die . I too experienced covid-19 case in my house ,I hope you didn’t .I never thought that this virus could struck to my home .I was shocked to know that I had a corona patient at my home .I had a reason to get happy as I didn’t greeted with academic stress .Though it was a hard time I didn’t got into trouble because my family’s financial status was good .I had to make some sacrifices that I never made .I was not able to go even out of my house ,the whole day in the same room gave me a felling of loneliness .I had to wear mask even in my home .I was bored by playing video games ,online talking to each other .As we say that there is a bright end after crossing a dark cave ,I got the news that covid-19 came to an end at my home .I was so delighted that I can’t express it in words .As of now me and my family are taking more precautions than past time . It is truly said that after a storm there is a peaceful morning.

 

Vaanya Sharma

My Experience #COVID 19

Namaste everyone, myself Vaanya Sharma and I am from Bhavan Vidyalaya panchkula school (INDIA) and today I will tell u all my experience of COVID 19. The global Covid-19 pandemic unexpectedly entered our lives and put everything to a halt. It affected the lives of people around the world bringing a flood of tension and worries followed by negative thoughts and piles of boredom. COVID-19 followed by the lockdown was a challenging phase for most of us. But there are residents in the city who know how to keep themselves occupied. While some have started pursuing their hobbies, many see this an opportunity to spend quality time with their family. It all started with claps, clanging of plates and even firecrackers in the ‘janata curfew’ on March 22 evening — to express gratitude for frontline workers battling against the Covid-19. It was followed by the lockdown which has confined city residents like never before. During the lockdown, I learnt the significance of many things like school, friends, teachers etc. Moreover, lockdown taught me many more new skills like gardening, reading, cooking etc. On the other hand, I also had the best experience of my life by participating in online classes, wherein I also got to clarify my doubts. I learned a new way to give exams online but also I miss talking to and playing with my friends. It was a very new and exciting experience for me. Then after some months, the time came when our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji decided to unlock our country. Everyone was very excited and happy to return back to their work but I was really very scared as COVID 19 was spreading rapidly in our city and hence I and my family became a little more conscious about our health . Then one day I got to know that my Uncle was suffering from cold and fever . My father suggested him for a COVID test. Then withing a week we came to know that my uncle was COVID positive. I was really shocked and scared. His house was totally sealed and his whole family was quarantined. It was really a very difficult time. As we lived nearest to my uncle's house it was decided that my mother will cook food for my Uncle's family and my father will pass it to their home. Days passed and after 3 weeks everything got normal and my uncles COVID report came negative. We all became a little happy. There are many outcomes of this situation .The best outcome of this situation was that the virus has made me aware of valuing food, water, fruits and other essential items along with benefits of yoga and exercises followed by intake of herbs and healthy food. It has also taught me the importance of spending times with my family. I am happy to get some more time to follow my hobby of reading books and to learn new things like Vedic maths along with co-curricular activities via online platforms. I pray to God that soon the day comes when we get the news that there are no more any coronavirus cases in the world.

 

Gourav Sharma

COVID-19 Impact

I am a boy of Chandigarh and a responsible citizen, right now, in the world we are in a battle ground against the coronavirus .it has affected many people including you and me. I am now at home every day and it is really affecting me socially. I am not being able to to talk with friends I see on the regular basis is very very hard for me. it is also a very big affect that school is closed for rest of the year and a big affect on a regular students life. I am not able to being at home and working on computer all the time. I am usually in a classroom surrounded by my peers. it is difficult to adapt to but I am a human being it is hard for me. it has affected me personally in the social and educational life aspect but I know the around the city it's also affecting others as well. youth are now forced to stay at home instead of going to school and spending time with friends. most of the kids want to go outside with their parents. they want to visit their relatives and want to spend time with their brothers and sisters. one thing we also saw happening is food insecurities social distancing and mask. people are very much afraid and responsible about food supply and interaction with people. people are afraid and suggested to stay at home but it is really a good suggestion because now we need to stay at home as much as we can. with social distancing we now separate ourselves from other parts of society. this has made me feel very much disconnected from my friends. human are made to be out about socialize with beings on Earth. family has lost their dad,mom,brother,sister,uncle,aunt and many more their lovers in this period .I pray to God that this coronavirus would be thrown away from the earth and all happiness will come back.

 

Jasveen Kaur Babra

COVID 19 Impact

If in January of 2020, someone would have told me that I could sit in my room for months, read all the books I didn’t have the time to read, binge all the shows I had missed out on, and still be doing school from the comfort of my home, I would have happily accepted the offer. I personally love meeting people, traveling to different places and simply just talking. But at the same time, I love my own personal time. As someone who loves to socialise, meet new people and make new friends, I always found the idea of solitude to be boring and a run of the mill kind of experience but at the same time it was fascinating. Because of my dad’s job, my family and I got transferred all over India. New school, new house, new neighbours, new people, new city. I’d never sit around and wait for someone to come and talk to me rather I’d go and make friends. This probably is the reason why I’m kind of extroverted. Now, Speaking about the current situation humankind is going through a new and unprecedented experience with the rapidly spreading Covid-19 pandemic. We still do not know who ‘patient zero’, the first person to be infected and transmit it to others, was. The severity of this virus, which has caught the world by surprise, lies in the delay of laboratories in finding an effective and efficient vaccine and people acting carelessly. So naturally the whole world went into a lockdown. India was implemented a nation wide lockdown on 22 March 2020, when the number of cases in India were just the calm before the storm. Not being able to step out of my house made me realise the oh so many things we took for granted. A long time back I read a book, it was a Sherlock Holmes franchise. One quote which I didn’t really relate to back then was that “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Now that I think of it, it’s true. There are so many slightest things in our lives that we don’t seem to notice rather don’t care to notice. Did you know that the word alphabet comes from ‘alpha-beta’ or that white, green and black tea come from the same plant just picked at different times. Now I know these are just facts, which you might have never noticed or thought about. My birthday is in the first week of April, the same week schools reopen for the new semester. I had planned this big get together/party with my friends at my place on my birthday. We had also planned to celebrate in school as well. Little did I know that was not going be the scenario. About two weeks before my birthday, the Indian government implemented a nation wide lockdown. But you know what the surprising part is, I don’t regret not being able to celebrate with my friends. My family, we had such a nice celebration at my home. My mother, father, brother and I watched our favourite movies, my mom and I baked this amazing cake. In the evening during the cake cutting session, we FaceTimed my grandparents, aunt and uncles and we had a nice virtual get together. This was one of my best birthday parties ever. Now with all this free time, I didn’t know what to do. Dancing is my hobby. So with the advancement in technology, and the power of YouTube, i learnt so many different choreography’s. There is so much a person can do if one thinks one can. Now I love music, Music is like my Gatorade. One of my favourite music bands is ‘One Direction.’ I was watching one of their interviews the other day and I saw one member of the band juggling balls. Inspired by one direction, I found these three tennis balls lying around my house which normally I would never have cared about, I just grabbed them and tried to figure out how to juggle. Three weeks later, I can do almost eight juggling ball tricks. It’s funny how your brain can master any skill if you do it with determination and persistence. This pandemic made me realise the importance of family and friends. Not having seen the rest of my family and my friends in almost nine months is kind of hard, but just considering how deadly this virus is, I’m happy to be at my home, away from the devil (covid in case you didn’t guess it) safe and sound, knowing that my friends and family are safe too. This pandemic has been hard on people. Some lost their jobs, some lost their family, some got displaced, jobs of doctors and front line workers got even harder. I read this quote in a marvel movie, that “If you feel your life just got harder, it means you just leveled up.” People should not take this virus as joke. At first I too believed that not many cases are there and all this will be over before you know it. But I was in for a rude awakening. In the first week of October, I was hospitalised for a kidney stone. I was taken to the emergency ward where I was kept with other Covid suspected cases as it’s their basic protocol to test a person for it before any further treatment. There I saw this old lady who could barely breathe, and girl few years older to me struggling to sleep, and amongst all this, the nurse was like a shining beacon of positivity. She was risking her life to make the sick feel better. Then I was taken to my room. The floor I was on had all the patients who weren’t affected with the virus. The floor below me was sealed completely. That was the floor which had all the covid positive patients. Even the lift didn’t stop at that level. All the nurses and doctors were wearing a ppt kit and several gloves. My mom had asked the helping maid in how the condition was in the hospital other wise. She said that when she had a duty in the Covid ward, she or anyone going in that ward, had to wear several layers of gloves, at-least three masks, their hair had to be tied and covered in head cover mesh and a face shield was necessary. Hearing this, I was shocked. I never thought that when we were sitting at home and watching Netflix, there were people who were risking their lives everyday to save the affected and sick people. This virus is not a joke. It is a very serious disease. This pandemic has obviously made me realise not to take things for granted, cherish every moment of your life, be thankful that you have a shelter, food and water. I would like to end using the a lyric from the song stringer by Kelly Clarkson What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger / Stand a little taller
 Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
 What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter”