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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):

August 23, 2020

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

 I can’t stop saying this, but I am so excited about the publishing of our stories. Cause, all the stories are so much fun to read. Especially when you imagine things happening. So, I won’t discuss further on that. And also because I already have. So, what I want to discuss is about the things going on in general. But, not about me.

Hey!! First thing’s first, our good old friend had disappeared for a while, but, now it’s back. And guess what. We sisters and brother argue every day and do not get to play having fun. Either one is playing for the sake of playing😂😂!!  There is always an argument. Anyways, for that reason, there is less playing in the house. So, I am bored. And hey!! I wanna wish you all.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. And I hope all Indians are aware of the fact that people have made a portrait of Ganesh using paper flowers. WOW!! That is incredible. I am imagining how many shades of colours they might have used. Oh My God!! There mush have been red, blue, black and I do not know what else. And, you know, these days, when I write this diary, I feel like God is supporting me to write about this. But, my mind cant create the lyrics of the diary. But, here I am now, writing this diary. 

And also, I feel like most likely everyone has their exams coming. Arnav’s school is about to start again. Ananya had her exams started, Varsha has her half-yearly coming. Well, so do I ave my half-yearly coming in 1 and a half month if my math is correct or they postpone it. 

Back to the Lock-Down part. I think that they should rather keep no Lock-Down in the area of Suncity. So, here is my theory. First time when they kept lock-down, there was one or three COVID-19 cases in Suncity, and then, when there was no Lock-Down, everything was fine. Now, as they started the Lock-Down again, there are again one case confirmed, and 2 cases in rumour.

Yep, you all heard that right. There are again apparently three more cases in Suncity. And, the programme some of the children were about to conduct, has been postponed. We are thinking wether to do it virtually, but, all people’s availability is important. And what if someone is having networks constructing or even if everyone has a good connection, what should we do, which programme should we do it in? Zoom, or Meet, or maybe Skype.

What if someone does not have the apps. We can’t force them to download an app and create accounts. So, that is what is the most irritating part. So, Physical would be much better. And there would be no lagging. Well, we will get a solution soon. I hope so. Alright, bye for today. And I hope you still remember things to know about my story. If not, scroll down, please!! OK!! Final bye!!

August 19, 2020

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Fathers’ Day to everyone. I am so happy and sad. Happy because my day was so well and sad because I know it will turn into a bad day, I do not know how, but my heart says so. Gosh!! I talk weird. And, today I want to talk about how the meeting of the story was and some things about a dad. 

The call went better than I expected it to be. My story was a hit and I have shared it to be published. But, I want all of you to note down some things about my story:

  • It is super long (5 pages of a Google Doc)
  • It does not make any sense
  • The story has a lot of people from other books and stories
  • “The One” character in my story is not the result you will find in a google search (it is more like Dr Manhattan)
  • Lastly, Poco is a phone name that I did not be aware of. (I did not steal the name though.)

Anyways, I am so always wanting to talk to the guys A.K.A Sweta, Arnav, Rishab, Varsha, Rashita, Ananya and maybe more but I forgot. I always send a hi. But, unfortunately, we do not have a good time where everyone could meet at once😐. Anyways, and this next project needs collaboration. I am so, let me say irritated, sad, and the emoji above. 

Next up, some things about dads. No matter how much they scold you, how much red their eyes are how long their beard is, inside all of those, he can hide his love for us, his concern as well. And to be a dad, what I have learned is, it does not necessarily have to be a male or has to be young when you are born. Your Grandfather can play the role of a father in your life. Even your uncle, even you paternal uncle. The only thing is, they should care for us. They say teachers are a child’s second parents. Why? Because even teachers care for us and are concerned that we become a good person in life. And that is why we should love our parents. And I wish you all a happy Fathers’ Day. I know, it is not father’s day in other countries I am talking about Nepal. But, that does not mean that you should not celebrate it. Oops!! I forgot to do my homework!! I need to do it. Bye!! Please do not check this website for the posting of our stories. See ya all. And please check the channel, Canadian Lad. It is amazing and it has Marvel movies details. I am saying this the third time I guess but 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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