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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):

Meet Shivan Sharma and let’s listen to his stories

May 21, 2021

Lockdown-2: Back to Square 1

Hey!! I’m back!! I hope no one thought I would not be posting anymore. Well, I might not post as much as before, but I might. Who knows?? Anyway, here, we’re back to square 1. Covid starts again. People are getting more infected than Nepal ever imagined. Yes, the vaccine did come out, but never for children. Honestly, we’re at a point where a curfew might start. I just miss the good old days when covid wasn’t even a thing. Also, my old gmail is overflooded with mails from pinterest. Honestly, that would not have bothered me much if my email space had something left. I have a new account now. Sooooo, where do I start now??

Well, lockdown was over, corona was gone for us. Or so we thought. Schools reopened, everything was new normal. But then, suddenly, covid came back. Honestly, I can’t even think of that. Anyways, it came back and now, we needed to do the good old stay home quarantine. Schools were actually disagreeing with this because they thought all had the best safety protocol. Which, now to lie, they did and didn’t at the same time. The problem is you don’t just not get Covid-19 by just putting some mix of aloe-vera gel and things like that and essence to make yourself safe from Covid-19. You really need to maintain distance and also try not to bring the whole class in two groups. Honestly, I didn’t know what to do if the lockdown started again. That’s because I am not that creative as other people who would maybe make crafts and stuff like that. Anyways, back to the point. I did have some things to do that I found out I could not indoors. Now, all I do is start to watch tv mobile, then meditate with an app my mom introduced me to. I do have interest in yoga but because of the things that school taught us, yoga was pretty boring to me. Now that I think back, yoga is fun!! I started to like yoga.

I also have found one interesting movie named turbo. It was so cute to be honest with you guys. It’s about a snail trying to get a tomato. Ok maybe not that but I just wanna tell you that its worth your time if you have your inner child like me!! And I actually still look at this website everyday, seeing the posts for anything. Honestly!! It was silent for a bit too long here so I really wanted to do something new and old at the same time. This is fun!! Always fun!! I hope more of my friends here start posting even if it isn’t their lockdown. Everyone always has a story to tell!!


  1. I admire the way you continued to write candidly Shivan and your self expression continues effortlessly. It was a good read and a read of relief and joy. Keep going. We enjoy reading you!!

  2. I read your diary every single day. I enjoy alot. You must be a good boy. I like your writing. Keep writing. You are so creative.

  3. You are bringing up new ideas. You are dynamic. So excited to read your writing. Thank you.

  4. This diary has a mixture of everything. This kid is summarizing everything- maths, science, jokes, avengers… His maths questions are genius. Seems to be multitalented but equally honest and down to earth. Deepti KC is doing a great job. Kudos to both!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. We are promoting kids to write. Such words from you will motivate children to be consistent with their journals. Thank you again!

  5. Thank you so much for your diary to share with us! I was also in Nepal, when the lockdown started, then I got picked up by an airplane to get back to my country! I loved your country and all the friendly people in it. Thank you so much and I will come back eventually to walk up the Mount Everest Basecamp. Stay healthy and happy!!!

  6. Hi Shivan, discovered your blog today. I have begun to read it . I will be reading it in reversing order gradually. I read about your interest to visit Canada and it made me smile because I live in Canada and it’s a great place to visit and your fear of darkness made me relate to your feelings. I am so much older than you but am still scared of dark and horror movies too ( which you’re not). Lastly, I want to congratulate you for being an amazing blogger. Will be expecting more from you as I am already fond of your candid and spontaneous writing skills. Best wishes to a very smart boy!

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