Longreads – Corona

After a few weeks I stepped out of my home yesterday for 5-7 minutes. It was very disappointing to see the surroundings. Roadside shops and tapris where I always saw customers were shut down.

At some spots there were few people sitting wearing masks and were staring at everyone who passed by walking on the roads.

Everyone is worried. Frightened and scared. The body language seemed to me as if they are all patients and are on medication.

My wife was asking me to take precautions and alerting me all the time when we were walking. Like a teacher she was giving me instructions…don’t go near people… don’t touch any vehicles…walls… perhaps she is worried…my short travel on street should not invite corona to my home.

I saw a bike skidding and the person fell on the ground but nobody dared to go and help him out. People wanted to maintain distance. It was a minor accident but still on humanitarian grounds the guy deserved assistance.

All these days during lockdown I have been forcing myself to remain positive, spread joy and happiness, call people, share jokes because it is necessary. Once the office work is over or intermittently I get involved in activities which gives me happiness. Most of the times we have Taaraq Mehta Ka Oltah Chasma on TV because this is one clean serial and watchable with entire family. Old episodes are worth watching again and again.

Things are strange and abnormal outside. The mannerisms and behaviour of people while interaction is different.


Let’s pray for everyone. We shall overcome this disastrous situation soon.

Take care friends. Sorry for the emotional message😊 I behave like this sometimes😊

Work From Home

You have the privilege to work like a blinker ON/OFF. When you are in mood to work, start your system, check your emails, refresh your TO DO list, schedule the important activities and start working.

If you are not in mood there is a standard excuse which you can give to your seniors. There is power cut in my locality. Procrastinate on the tasks. Relax and take rest for some time and bounce back again… Kaam chalu kar do…

You escaped from the task of dressing up, standing in front of mirror, check if you are ageing or still a young dude, polishing shoes, picking the essentials and dropping in your bags etc ye sab se bach gaye aap…😊

You can still perform with a Bermuda and t-shirt. Your efficiency level is still on the higher side. Your brains are still functioning at par excellence.

Flexibility in working hours is something which we are gifted due to lockdown. Knowingly or unknowingly the subconscious mind of some people is thanking corona, the disease. Many people hate interacting with their boss every day. Please exclude me. I am blessed reporting to seniors who know my strengths and limitations. They know when to harass or praise me😊 and are aware of the tactics as how to control me.

That’s it for now.

You should not expect more corporate truths from an amateurish entertainer like me.

Arun Thevar

PS: Work from home – Evils to follow