Episode 12 – Part 2: COVID-19 India Lockdown – Pops in a Pod

India continues to be in lockdown, I write this on April 3rd, 2020 which is the ninth day of the nationwide lockdown. Honestly considering how unprepared we are as a nation to tackle this pandemic, staying at home seems like the best panacea.

But things are changing every single day.

The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi made an announcement at 9am via a live broadcast on twitter trying his best to encourage 1.3 billion people to fight against COVID-19. He continued to that we are not alone, we might be in our own homes but we are by no means alone in this fight. So as a sign of solidarity he has urged the entire nation that come Sunday, 5th April, 2020, all citizens will shut their lights at 9pm for nine minutes and light a candle or turn on a flashlight at their windows and doors

In Episode 12 of ‘Pops in a Pod’ the lockdown journey continues of how we are all managing ourselves, our homes and our kids. And yes we continue to record via the mobile phone, it is so convenient.

The pop duo talk about their experiences of remaining in lockdown and what each day was looking like both inside the house and outside. But in this one Nadir and Peter are not alone. They have invited some guests.

Guest 1 – Niraj Jain: Niraj recently came back from Spain where he was holidaying with his buddies. He was put in a 14 day quarantine by the government as soon as he landed.

Pops in a pod Nadir Kanthawala Peter Kotikalapudi COVID-19 Coronavirus Parenting Dad Father Mom Lockdown Niraj Jain Quarantine Self Isolation
Niraj Jain in self-imposed 14-day quarantine after his return from Spain
Pops in a Pod Nadir Kanthawala Peter Kotikalapudi COVID-19 Coronavirus India Mumbai
Niraj and sister exercising social distancing at home. The sister would leave the bottles a few feet away from his room door

 

Guest 2 – Zainul Barodawala: A father of twin boys. I think by now you should figure out where this story is going. Listen to what he has to say.

Zainul and his entire family are playing a drawing-based game via a kids art show

 

Pops in a pod Zainul barodawala parenting fatherhood dadZainul and his boys playing chess. I was told nobody got injured during and after the game.

Guest 3 – Natasha Kini: She sheds some light on some interesting ways to get 4 year old son to eat his veggies. Ingenious to be honest.

Guest 4 – Aashita Khandelwal: An aunt who talks about her niece and her shenanigans during lockdown

People waiting in line to get their cooking gas cylinders replaced

Cops making regular announcements throughout the day urging people to go back home

Nadir and his wife going to get essentials in a nearby supermarket

Listen to Part 2 of the COVID-19 Lockdown episode of Pops in a Pod. Let us know if you have an interesting story to share about your experiences of the lockdown at home and write to us on popsinapod@gmail.com and maybe we’ll invite you as a guest on our podcast.

You can also leave a message on our instagram profile – https://www.instagram.com/popsinapod/

The episode is available on all major podcasting platforms Apple, Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Gaana, Jio Saavn and many more. Or you can just click the link below and select the platform that suits you best.

Linktree – http://linktr.ee/popsinapod

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