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Lockdown Diary | Of John F Kennedy's Inspirational Words And A Cooking Challenge!

Whether it be a flight emergency, COVID-19 or something else, not losing orientation is key, writes Supreme Court lawyer Jalveer Shergill

Lockdown Diary | Of John F Kennedy's Inspirational Words And A Cooking Challenge!
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Lockdown Diary | Of John F Kennedy's Inspirational Words And A Cooking Challenge!
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2020-08-01T12:39:43+05:30
Crisis Control

Few things are more enigmatic than the unpredictability of life. The COVID-19 crisis struck like a bolt from the blue, stunning us like a deer immobilised by the headlights of a hunter’s jeep. The pandemic changed life as we knew it. A ‘new normal’ settled in, casting its shade of isolation and uncertainty amid a daily battle with an unknown, microscopic enemy. The first two days of Lockdown 1.0 were enough to throw my hyperactive genes—I constantly crave activity—off-balance. The very thought of my home’s front gate turning from an entry point to a ‘no-exit’ barrier overnight was unnerving.

I tried my best to play the role of a fun-loving father to my five-year-old cracker of a daughter and an entertaining, cheery companion to my master, aka wife. While still struggling to answer two moot questions—what now and what next—I stumbled upon former US President John F. Kennedy’s...

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