We all are locked down and shut down inside the house and able to operate schools, universities, industries, jims, studios, offices, home, kitchen etc from the same place and perhaps the houses are optimally used today than ever before. Drawing rooms are full with files, books, gadgets etc. The dining tables have been converted to working tables. The families, where members never stayed together more than 24 hours at a stretch, they are staying together since mid of March, 2020, since last 90 days. The innovations of years for making state of the art working space for attracting the good employees, which will motivate them to increase their productivity has suddenly become obsolete. It is no more conducive to work. It does not fulfil the minimum requirement of providing security for maintaining a good health.
The story telling by the grand parents, which had lost its context, has become the most favorite source of entertainment for the children. Children are putting the experiences of old on their lap, holding wisdom of last generations in their mind and trying to evolve with their own experiences with present to prepare themselves for future, with a hope that future will be more beautiful. The mythological stories and serials are mostly discussed by each one of the members of the family and now characters are known to all, even the teachings of each and every events and actions are being explored by each one of the individual according to their level of understanding. Grand Parents’ opinion on those issues are considered as supreme.
Kitchens are open since morning 6 am to night 10 pm. Children have started moving around the kitchen, for whom, it was one of the most unwanted place and who always search for a scope to bring packed food from outside. Each floor has become the dance floor, each camera is suiting the program to be viewed by radio. television etc. Those jobs have also lost its relevance. Now slowly, we have understood that we can do everything without any formal training, the time has taught this. So formal training for skilling and reskilling has lost its importance. We have to create environment and scope for explorations, innovations.
Book racks are unmanaged because of its over use by each one of the member of the family. The Balconies are full in the morning and evening.
The lock downs and shut downs have made the houses the place of learning, place of work. Place of worship, place of entertainment and place of knowledge. It has united the generations together to Think think and think…..