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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):

June 3, 2020

I have been so busy lately. I want to write diaries, poems and many other things. Time management is the key.

I  get tired while playing sometimes. Don’t you agree? Especially while playing badminton. I want to play with my cycle more though. So, let me start!!

These days, it is getting even harder to manage time to do things. During this, I even thought that I would lose my habit of writing my diary, plus, my mom scolds me when I come late after playing – let me make it specific – after 7:00 PM (Nepali time).

Well, I have to submit my diary before 7:00 PM to Deepti ma’am. Deep inside me, I feel like “What’s the big deal with that?!! I mean, I still have 2 more hours to write!” I still do not know the answer to that question. 

Next, I have been trying to write some poems. But, I still have not written it down in my copy, though. I just want to look around. And that is what I do when I go to play, actually. I play when it is my turn/time to play. Otherwise, I am just looking at some things. Sitting in the grass maybe, or in a chair.

Well, this time I do have an opportunity to write a good poem on “The Environment”. I mean, it is a good topic, since, “World Environment Day” is coming ahead on June 5th. I have thought about writing an acrostic poem, since, I feel like they are so good. They are a little tough to make though. 

Well, moving on to the next topic, do you all remember when I told that there is something even more exciting thing is coming in this blog. Well, sorry but, I was incorrect about that. But, the surprise is over. I am revealing it.

I and Arnav are combining and making a duo presentation of a product and we were given two questions:

  1. Pick your favorite superhero (male or female) and describe why you like him or her. 
  2. Do you think that the Thanos principle is right or wrong? Give your reasons.

Of course!! I will tell my answers in short for now. My answer for “ 1.” was:

Captain America

He is cool, smart, and always on the right side.

And, my answer for “ 2.” was:

This is going to blow your mind but for me the Thanos principle was correct. I will explain that next time. 

Next time, Deepti ma’am has told me and Arnav to watch Star Wars because the next meeting will be based on questions of Star Wars. And, we both have never watched it. I am excited about the next meeting though!! 

And, how can I forget last times riddle? The answer for last times riddle was “The milky way” I had found this one while researching for riddles. 

Cool thing!! I knew that my friend lived near suncity, and I shouted at him “Rizwan!!!!” he did not come, but his mom did. That freaked me out so much. He had been seen once being beaten by his mom in front of the camera during an online class. Everyone was so scared of her since then. I ran away as quickly as I could. It was a close call. I have not shared this with anyone, so, this is my first time. 

And, I even feel awkward these days because, before I used to feel that people should not go out like that in the open. And now, it is me who goes all by myself. I have grown two small plants at home. One needs only watery places to grow and the other needs soil, water, air, sunlight. The only difference is that one needs to be grown in water and one is in soil. Here are their pictures.

The one that grows in water:

If I am honest, the roots are pretty cool of the plant. 

The one that grows in soil

This plant has grown this much in just 3 days!! Wow!!

And this is a perfect reference for “World Environment Day”. Ok now!! Bye!!


  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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