Day 15: 5th April 2020

It’s Sunday!!

Yes, Lockdown or not, a Sunday is a Sunday and must be spent with joy.

Here I am with a list of happy things amid the darkness.

The Italian Air Force has reshared a video of their team painting their national flag in the air set to music to boost the morale of their COVID-19 torn nation. The video has since been shared all across the world.

Talking of morale-boosting, India is poised to switch off all lights at 9PM today for nine minutes and people will light candles and diyas instead to signify light amid the darkness of disease. I am looking forward to that beautiful moment!

A hand holding a lighted earthen lamp

Light amid darkness…

Plenty of good things are also happening as a result of the lockdown. The air in my very polluted city is clean. Squeaky clean!  So much so that my children have commented that it smells different and fresh. The sky is clear and blue like just after a heavy rain instead of the yellowish hazy blue that we are beginning to consider normal. The birds are everywhere sitting around chirping happily. The city river that used to be a mass of foam is now a gurgling stream of clean water. The people in some cities are waking up to beautiful views of the Himalayas! The mountain ranges at a distance of about 213 km (130 miles) are clearly visible again after 30 years. That means a lot of people are seeing that majestic view for the first time in their lives! The Twitterati is going crazy!! Have a look at the news. 

That makes me wonder how man has mutilated the earth. Just two weeks of shutting down industries and vehicles have brought back nature to our doorstep. We are all still living here, just tampering less with what God has made.

For those who are getting itchy feet sitting at home here is a fabulous opportunity. 11 Amazing Places to Virtually Visit While You’re Stuck Inside

Coronavirus Cases:
1,214,620

Deaths:
65,608
Recovered:
253,626

Cases in India: 3,588

April 05, 2020, 11:07 GMT  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

And a word of caution about those who are using zoom for their work and fun during the lockdown. People can barge in uninvited! Take these measures to stay safe while having your zoom meetings. 

Tell me how are you spending your Sunday? I must check out what’s new on Netflix! Until tomorrow…

 

Image by Tanuj Handa from Pixabay 

7 thoughts on “Day 15: 5th April 2020

  1. That is something about the mountains, wow! Living on the other side of the planet I had to go look up info about them. Those are some serious mountains, heights 3,500 to 6,000 meters – or – for those of us who live in places which use that other measurement system, heights about 11,000 to 19,000 feet. No wonder they can be seen from 200 km, 130 miles, away even with the Earth’s curvature. Those mountains range from 2.1 to 3.7 miles, yes miles!, above sea level! (I do realize the meters heights also mean 3.5 to 6 km high, but my daily living experience is all in miles)

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    1. Yes, those are some serious mountains, and very beautiful. I have seen them at five different places and that has been an experience worth remembering. The Earth’s highest and second mountain belongs to this range, I don’t know about the third!!

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      1. Googling third highest mountain gets this from Encyclopedia Brittanica, and it is in that same part of the world, “Kanchenjunga, also spelled Kangchenjunga or Kinchinjunga, Nepali Kumbhkaran Lungur, world’s third highest mountain, with an elevation of 28,169 feet (8,586 metres).”

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