Happy Independence Day! Cheers, looks like Spaceship 502 has landed! Here we are, back on campus after nearly a year and a half. Tired of travelling on a Spaceship, in confined space with few co-passengers! Well, our Spaceship has landed on Earth 2.0. Or have we landed yet?
Category: Life during Pandemic
Since March 24, 2020, when India announced its first strict lockdown due to COVID19, our lives have changed. With restrictions on mobility and WFH norms I wrote, and continue to write, a series of stories on life and thought during this period. Hurrah! Spaceship 502 landed on Planet Earth 2.0 on August 15, 2021, after seventeen month in space! Here I end this series for now,
Spaceship 502-‘Flight of the Titans’-Branson and Bezos (5)
We had heard exciting news that morning. Branson and BEzos were planning space flight. But were we not already the peioneers in space?
Origins of the COVID-19 Virus
Till recently a lot of us were convinced that the origin of the COVID-19 virus was the wild life market in Wuhan, China. There is much more uncertainty now regarding the origins of the virus. Recently articles in popular media and in some scientific journals have stated that the virus is the result of lab-leak. Read here for some enlightenment.
Spaceship 502: Cyclone Tauktae Hits (4)
Soon after we discovered the Alien Black Fungus Monster, Spaceship 502 was hit by a severe storm Cyclone Tauktae arising from the Arabian Sea! As though dealing with the virus (dear corona) and fungus (dear Black Monster) were not enough we had this new attack, Tauktae.
Spaceship 502-The Black Fungus Monster (3)
On Spaceship 502 we have a new enemy to fight, the Black Fungus Monster! The invasion of an Alien Specimen!
Spaceship 502-Our Exploration of Planet X (2)
On Spaceship 502 there is great excitement. Have we miraculously discovered a planet that will save Mankind? Have we stumbled on what may be a great scientific discovery?
Stuck in our 'living room' for an entire year since March 24, 2020 when India imposed its first lockdown. Morning after watching film Passengers, I took these random shots of our living room. It struck me that this was really my spaceship! Spaceship 502. Enclosed in this space I take classes, attend meetings and webinars, all in the virtual mode. Spaceship 502 is my home, office, entertainment center and all else for the entire year and through this journey. Fortunately I have a partner, a co-passenger, for company on this long journey.
Work From Home Companions: Stress reliever!
Today is Mental Health Day, October 10th. While this is a serious issue, today there is need to emphasize stress relief when many of us are cooped up at home. One of my stress relieving activities is yoga as I discussed in my last post 'Yoga, yoga asana and the art of relaxing'. It's been … Continue reading Work From Home Companions: Stress reliever!
Unlock 1.0 Humour: Our Trishanku Heaven
After three months of lockdown, with compulsory stay-at-home and Work From Home rules, we have finally entered the phase of Unlock. I had posted one major event of Unlock 1 on my travel blog, the safe passage of two of our students to their home states. https://unnilogstravel.wordpress.com/2020/06/28/unlock-1-0-leaving-on-a-jet-plane/ With Unlock 1.0 we continue in Trishanku Swargam … Continue reading Unlock 1.0 Humour: Our Trishanku Heaven
COVID19-3 Laughter is the best medicine
'Laughter is the best medicine' is a popular saying. Well, not always, as there are a lot of unfortunate events all around the world where laughter is no medicine at all. Still it is interesting to see humour pop up all around and creative juices working overtime in the virtual world. The virtual world is … Continue reading COVID19-3 Laughter is the best medicine
COVID19-2: Nature Claims its own with the Return of the Virus!
This is the second post in the series on COVID19! The first was a humorous take on the perils of online teaching and working from home. This post, COVID19-2, is more fact than fiction where I argue that the coronavirus attack is partly a result of our own doing!