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A Child’s Diary: Shivan Sharma’s Corona Lockdown Days in Kathmandu, Nepal

We are encouraging children to write diaries and share with us. We are presenting Shivan Sharma, a 11-year old boy, who lives in Kathmandu, Nepal. Here are his thoughts (no edits, no filters):

Meet Shivan Sharma and let’s listen to his stories

May 21, 2021

Lockdown-2: Back to Square 1

Hey!! I’m back!! I hope no one thought I would not be posting anymore. Well, I might not post as much as before, but I might. Who knows?? Anyway, here, we’re back to square 1. Covid starts again. People are getting more infected than Nepal ever imagined. Yes, the vaccine did come out, but never for children. Honestly, we’re at a point where a curfew might start. I just miss the good old days when covid wasn’t even a thing. Also, my old gmail is overflooded with mails from pinterest. Honestly, that would not have bothered me much if my email space had something left. I have a new account now. Sooooo, where do I start now??

Well, lockdown was over, corona was gone for us. Or so we thought. Schools reopened, everything was new normal. But then, suddenly, covid came back. Honestly, I can’t even think of that. Anyways, it came back and now, we needed to do the good old stay home quarantine. Schools were actually disagreeing with this because they thought all had the best safety protocol. Which, now to lie, they did and didn’t at the same time. The problem is you don’t just not get Covid-19 by just putting some mix of aloe-vera gel and things like that and essence to make yourself safe from Covid-19. You really need to maintain distance and also try not to bring the whole class in two groups. Honestly, I didn’t know what to do if the lockdown started again. That’s because I am not that creative as other people who would maybe make crafts and stuff like that. Anyways, back to the point. I did have some things to do that I found out I could not indoors. Now, all I do is start to watch tv mobile, then meditate with an app my mom introduced me to. I do have interest in yoga but because of the things that school taught us, yoga was pretty boring to me. Now that I think back, yoga is fun!! I started to like yoga.

I also have found one interesting movie named turbo. It was so cute to be honest with you guys. It’s about a snail trying to get a tomato. Ok maybe not that but I just wanna tell you that its worth your time if you have your inner child like me!! And I actually still look at this website everyday, seeing the posts for anything. Honestly!! It was silent for a bit too long here so I really wanted to do something new and old at the same time. This is fun!! Always fun!! I hope more of my friends here start posting even if it isn’t their lockdown. Everyone always has a story to tell!!


  1. Simple and real. Out of many, your strength on talking to strangers is my favorite one. Life is all about exploring and understanding what is already out there. I wish you lots of love and luck to first keep writing and second love what you do in life ❤️.

  2. Hello again, Shivan! What an amazing bundle of talent you are! Reading your blog brings a smile on my face. I feel like I have known you for so long. Congrats for finishing your exams. Have a great summer break. I know your genius mind wont sit idle at any cost, even on a summer break! Keep writing and amazing your readers. And as a mother myself, lastly would like to add that the more a mother yells at her children the more she loves them 🙂 speaking outa’ personal experience here! hehe! TC. Xoxoxo to you and your mama! ♥️

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