I by no means imagined that this 12 months will throw such powerful challenges on the world. All the things was going superb at first of the 12 months till the Covid-19 outbreak gripped the entire world, placing a full cease on virtually all the pieces.
Because the nationwide lockdown started, I’ve been at my Mumbai home together with my spouse and daughter. I’ve not been with my household for such a very long time with out having gone out. It’s a matter of grave concern that Maharashtra, a bustling state, has essentially the most energetic Covid-19 circumstances. Though I’m in Mumbai, I keep related with my mom and sisters who reside in my hometown in Jalandhar, Punjab.
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I’ve completed my bit for the underprivileged in Jalandhar. I’ve equipped ration for five,000 poor households and can proceed to take action within the coming days. In such tough instances, I really feel very near god and I pray day by day for the well-being of each human being.
Locked at dwelling, I’ve been hooked on to 2 issues: yoga and cooking. In each these actions, I’m accompanied by my spouse Geeta (Basra). We spend two to 3 hours doing yoga at totally different instances of the day. We additionally clear the home, do the family chores and play with our daughter.
Whereas my spouse practices her piano tunes, I cook dinner and take care of the child. Earlier than this example, I had by no means entered the kitchen. I’ve realised cooking shouldn’t be rocket science. The truth is, it is vitally stress-free and one feels elated after making ready a dish. I’ve made aloo baingan, aloo gobi and dal, to call a couple of dishes, to date. I’ve determined that I’ll proceed to cook dinner even after the lockdown ends.
Earlier, we might clear the home totally solely round Diwali, however realizing the character of this life-threatening illness, we be sure that we preserve the home correctly cleaned. Since I can’t exit and meet my pals, I make it a degree to communicate with them by video calls.
Throughout this time of the 12 months, we’re normally taking part in within the Indian Premier League and travelling to totally different elements of the nation. Nevertheless, I’m not actually occupied with cricket for the time being however hoping that the struggling of human race ends quickly. This 12 months shall be a testing 12 months for all of us. It’s time for introspection and to understand what god has blessed us with. The docs, nurses, police personnel and different coronavirus warriors are the true heroes. Might god bless them.
(As advised to Shalini Gupta)