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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 7, 2020

Day 8: I heard there is a vaccine to cure the virus near New York. Is it true? And almost 49 people filled my survey so far. Yayyy

Hi everyone! I am back with another session of my Corona Diary! I am so excited to share about today! Now, without further delay, let’s start. I also have to share the funny reports of my Google Form that I asked you to fill yesterday.

I have not done anything today but, I have done everything. Let me explain. I have some tasks to do throughout the day, and I haven’t. 😉 🙂

Well, let us start for real now. I woke up quickly to see updates on my google forms. Last night there were 26 responses. I quickly switched on the computer. It takes time to open and at that time, I thought about the times when I told myself that school is the most boring, but now, I really miss those days. And because I wanted to entertain my friends, I made a Google form on our Grade 5 experience this year. It is still not complete.

And I wished that I could go to school and play with all my friends as it is so sunny out in Kathmandu. Life was different before and a lot more fun than these days. I could see people roaming around and enjoying those days. Those times used to be so much fun. But, these days, it is so boring as the streets are empty and no one is there and there is no noise. I wish this pandemic is eradicated soon.

Secondly, I heard one news and it made me overwhelmed. The news was that the medicine/vaccine to the coronavirus is being made somewhere in America, near New York. And, I am hoping that this news is not fake. There was also news that made me sad like 9 confirmed cases in Nepal. In other countries, it might sound so minor, but, for me, it is like too much.

And finally, the computer started working. The numbers had increased by so much!! Wow!! There were 35 responses!! I mean, that is a lot compared to yesterday. I have been waiting for the whole day for more responses and I have now got 49 responses!!! I also read them and let me share some of the funniest ones.

My mom wants to buy a kurta for herself out of anything. And her friends wrote that they work all day. And someone would eat golgappas ( A food made out of Chapati crust with a juice in it). Or someone would go to a cafe. That was it!! 

I also read my book. I stayed there in the balcony for about 45 minutes and am now writing today’s diary.

April 6, 2020

Day 7: I learned how to make the google survey form. Please fill the survey for me.

I feel so sad today. I do not feel like doing anything these days. I have not done anything today. But, I am hoping for something interesting. Honestly, I am starting to feel as if I am being held in prison rather than being at home. It just feels so alone. I am waiting for this pandemic to be over so I can play and go to school.

Today, I feel like hitting Roberto Nevilis for inventing homework. My mom woke me up with a surprise. She showed me something in online newspapers, and I could see my school in it. It was a task to write about my favorite movie character. I was so excited. Then, my dad came to see what was going on. He told me to do something and commented, not just sit there. That did it! My day was ruined. Dad always do this! In any case, I tried to control it and decided to start a better day, but my mom told me to do my homework. That is why I wanted to hit Roberto Nevilis so hard. I began searching for my homework sheet, but I could not find it. What a way to start my day! 

Now my day started to brighten up as I decided to do something more interesting. I made some masks, and I look like this while wearing them.

I just finished one homework, which means I could do anything I wanted. I went to the balcony to have some fresh air. My mom called me after some time to help her with her work. I asked what it was and she told me to look at the numbers and see if they were equal or not. That was a boring task but, I did it for some time.

Today, I learned how to use google forms. I made a survey form in it. I am learning new things. The answers to the form are so funny. Here’s the link. Please fill the form and answer to my questions. Click here for the form

See you tomorrow!


  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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