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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):

March 31, 2020

Day 1: I feel happy as I can spend more time with family

I was waiting for the middle of March. Not only because of my birthday, but also because it was the start of a new session after the end of the term. And of course, a Nepali New Year. I knew about the Covid-19 virus here and there in news and lately in school too. But I never thought I would be experiencing an epidemic or a pandemic so soon.

On the first day of my vacation, my father read aloud the news about the possible lockdown in Nepal. At that time I thought for a while about it and then asked about the word “LOCKDOWN.”

My dad told nothing about it but my mom did. She told me that it is the closure of all non-essential movement and public cannot roam around freely unless the reason is severe. Then I thought it was going to be as bad as hell. But to be honest, I have been experiencing light of heaven. I never felt so good just staying at home.

Now I will share the good and bad points of this lockdown. I have noticed both the good and bad points in this lockdown. Let’s make a comparison:

Normal daysLockdown days
People roam around freely.People don’t roam around freely.
There are lots of noises such as growling airplanes, vrooming cars, etc.Everything is very silent, and there is no noise at all.  
People used to be busy at work and could not spend time with their families.People are free & can now help each other & have some time with their families.
We could not give time to other fun activities.We can do so many activities such as virtual classes, cooking

So which do you think is better? Normal or Lockdown? For me it is Lockdown days. Yay! And most importantly, we all are home!

Anyways, let me explain you what activities we can do when we are at home. Some activities you can do while this lockdown are:

  1. Make cooking fun
  2. Do some exercise
  3. Make creative things
  4. Read books and stories
  5. Have some family time
  6. Clean your overall surrounding
  7. Interact with people using social media
  8. Start a blog
  9. Make podcasts

These are some activities you can involve into while at home. I, for my example, am relaxing these days at home and I read books, watch movies, have virtual classes, draw sometimes, etc. I hope that this article gave you some ideas about how we can enjoy our time at home during this lockdown. And if you might be thinking have I enjoyed or not, the answer is I have.

To be cont'd as Shivan updates his diary


  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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