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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):

April 27, 2020

Search for Thanos on google and lick on that Gauntlet

Did you know? If you search Thanos on google, you will see a gauntlet on the screen. If you click on that gauntlet, half of the searches will disappear and websites as well. Just a cool fact I thought you could use. 

Math problem no. 3

I will share the answer tomorrow. Sorry, but I will not be sharing my favorites today+ I felt really sad when you did not share your opinions. But, the past is past. Please share your opinions if you have any.

And now let me start my day. I woke up very early as I had not 3 but 4 classes today. One was out of the curriculum. It was a free trial of coding classes and I have enrolled myself in Khan Academy. It is cool and I have liked it but I do not think I like it more than The white hat jr till now. I also do not have an amazing typing speed. I need to work on that before I work on I start coding classes.

Because I have to attend online classes run by my school. I also take like 2 hours to write this diary in word so it is a little challenging. I did cope up a little in that, but, my typing is far slower than my mom’s. I want to catch up with her and that is when I will be ready. Also, I have to check out more of those and then select.

Well, I created this small color changing app named “Color Changer”. In this app, you have to click on the “change color” button and the background color of the screen will change. I hope you like it. I also learned how to create simple shapes with code-writing. I created a small square-headed person.

My classes were as usual and we had a very interesting quiz in maths class. It was so tricky and they looked so obvious but they were not so obvious. My favorite question from that quiz was:

Which letter from the alphabet has the most volume of water?

  1. B
  2. C
  3. D

Trust me, it is not as hard as you think!! Solve it! And if you just can’t. Search on google. Well, I told you that we had a Phonetics class today, but, our teacher was absent so we had a “Sanskrit” class instead. Well, it was fun though it was a taken class, it was better than staying just like that for the next 2 hours. Lastly, we had a “Nepali” class. We learned how to recite a new poem named “Guru”. Nothing else. I am so confused that how will they teach P.E. Well, nothing more now. I have written too much today.

April 26, 2020

I have a question about Rajanikant for you 🙂

Hi everyone!! I am back with another day of my diary. Well, today I have to continue my introduction. I also do have to tell you all my favourite things. By the way, I never thought of this, but, you can comment in this article what I can write so that I won’t be out on ideas.

Actually, I will be continuing this diary even after lock-down as Deepti ma’am has told me. But, after lock-down, I can not be free the whole time. I will summarise the past 2 or 3 days according to how much homework. Anyways, let’s start today’s diary.

I have eaten a lot today and I still feel hungry right now. I have eaten Noodles, Roti and Honey, Dry fruits, Bananas (3 times), and other literally uncountable amounts of food. The latest and the funniest thing I found out about is Rajanikant jokes. The funniest one for me was:

Once, Rajinikant got 150 questions in his exam saying “Solve any 100 questions”. He solved all 150 saying “Check any 100 questions” !! Savage!! 😂😂!! 

Wait, do you guys like phonetics classes? I do and guess what, we got added to phonetics classes!! Yay!!! We can finally continue learning phonetics now. 

Second, my uncle added me to some kind of coding classes. I have absolutely no clue about it and I will check it after today’s diary. 

Next, my favourites as I promised. This is going to be a heck of a long paragraph. 

My favourite colour is “Green” because it is the colour of nature. My favourite food is Pizza and all vegetables. My favourite song is “Memories” by Maroon 5.  My favourite author is Roald Dahl. I just love his stories as I have told it in this diary very long ago and I still remember. My favourite movie is the Avengers: Endgame. I think I will share more tomorrow.

It’s Corona Time!!

Breaking news!!! The coronavirus has reached a half-century in Nepal with a total of 51 active cases, 12 recoveries, 0 deaths and 1 pending case.

And while I was typing this diary today, someone mysterious came to the document I was writing on and just spectating. I can not remember his name. Please comment if you are that person because I got freaked out. I always change the advanced settings that can be accessed by anyone that has the link. Maybe it is because of that and please tell me your name cause that could have been the best April Fool’s day prank in history.

I will be waiting for that person to do it again.


  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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