Category: India

India Lockdown – Day 18

Read day 17

The number of cases is still on the rise. The lockdown may get extended which is actually a good thing. That is the only way to keep things in control. Two states Kerala and Punjab has already extended it.

The groceries we ordered from BigBasket some 4-5 days ago were delivered today. Few items were missing because of being out of stock but still good enough. Got some of the essentials we needed. May need to plan another order as there are no immediate delivery slots available. But problem is that you prepare your cart and by the time you will go to place the order either some of the items will be out of stock or the delivery slots will become unavailable. The challenge these days. But still these online services have been doing good work. Helps people stay home. Milk and Grocery deliveries have been fine most of the time except initial one or two days of the lockdown.

Read day 19

India Lockdown – Day 17

Read day 16

So it was a holiday today. Managed to watch Adab Mutaiyaran on Prime. Good movie. Sonam Bajwa gets the Amritsar accent really right. That is the most fun part of it. It is a long weekend but we have been at home for weeks now anyway. So doesn’t feel much different. The same thing feels amazing if you have been going to office for 4 days. That time will come back. Yeah !

Read day 18

India Lockdown – Day 16

Read day 15

It was a really busy day in office. Problem with Work from Home is that you end up working for many more number of hours. If you are in office, it ends at some time but when you are at home, you are always around your laptop and one or another things keeps popping up.

But another aspect that has become clear due to this lockdown is that so many people can actually work from home and there is really no need for them to go to office. Some companies just don’t want to give this flexibility to their employees. Enabling work from home for some employees, even on alternate days can help in a lot of things especially traffic. Also it saves the travel time for people and people can utilize that time for their personal stuff.

Read day 17

India Lockdown – Day 15

Read day 14

Since yesterday health guys are visiting each flat in the society, inquiring about the details like how many people are living in the house, if anyone has returned from any other city/country recently. Collecting data is good. Makes things easier in case there are any issues reported from the area. Also the UP govt took the decision to enforce stricter version of lockdown at all places that are hotspots. In those areas, the movement will be very very restricted and people will not be allowed to go out unless there is an emergency. Another way to contain the spread.

Read day 16

India Lockdown – Day 14

Read day 13

The total number of cases in India is touching 5000. One thing that i noticed is that very few people are recovering. Don’t know what are the reasons. The handling of this crisis by the govt agencies have been reasonably good. Of course, there have been and still there are issues but there have been improvement especially in the things related to home delivery of groceries and vegetables, delivery of ration to the needy and providing food to the people who need it the most. Govt agencies as well as other charitable and social organizations have been doing good work on this front. There are still many challenges as our overall system is not so organized and disciplined. So those issues still remain.

Read day 15