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Silence. Deafening silence. by Darshini Shah

March 22nd, 2020. A historic day. An uncertain fate.

A year which began with prayers for China, Italy and France saw the borders closing worldwide. While the fear increased amongst the countrymen about an uncertain future, a Janta curfew was announced. 8 p.m on the day of the curfew changed everything.

The initial days were filled with a mix of relief and fear, but people saw the unity and humanity across the globe help people with their sanity.

The viral videos of people dancing in their balconies and singing ballads with their neighbours, volunteers helping the underprivileged with the basic necessities provided rays of sunshine. The spirit of humanity glowed brightest in the darkest of times.

While dalgona coffee experiments were done, the household lingered with the aura of home cooked meals. Passion and hobbies found time to grow.
People tried to find out ki “Rasode me kaun tha” and wildlife found itself on the empty roads and everyone rejoiced at the dolphins in the waters of Marines.

While many struggled, many found help and hope in these times and many were the faces of hope and help. Humanity bloomed even in the darkness. We can only hope that 2021 has something better in store for everyone and world is Covid free.

Silence. Deafening silence.

March 22nd, 2020. A historic day. An uncertain fate.

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