Where do We go from Here after Covid-19

July 14, 2020

I have an office in Brindavan, Thane. Things were going on very well March 20th 2020 till someone in my Housing Society returned from Dubai & expired because of coronavirus. My office was sealed and I had to work on the steps in front of my office. Within a few hours I realized we are a part of essential services that help people to ‘Work from Home’ during the Lockdown. Next day I went to the DC’s office and tried to convince him but he was very adamant with his decision. Finally I had to threaten him saying if my 5,000 users don’t get Internet they will either go back to office or sit outside his office under protest.

The next morning he relented & let me open my office.

Two of my engineers live in Ullhasnagar and since there was no transport they lived in the office and we pooled in our resources to do the needful.

Three months have passed but this ordeal never seems to be ending. I don’t blame our Politicians because they have average qualifications and are not very proactive or talented.

The best of brains do B Tech, M Tech or MBA and go abroad.

The average people end up working in Banks or Commercial Offices.

The below average people join the Municipal Service, Police or Politics.

World Health Organization (WHO) is a responsible institution but of late they are giving out weird statements saying Corona will strike back again & we may have to live with this virus for a long time.

This Lockdown has broken the back of many large Economies like USA and UK.

India’s GDP has already moved in the negative zone & to make matters worse India’s politicians have mindless increased fuel rates for 14 consecutive days. People have lost their jobs and most of them are wondering from where they would get their next meal.

If we don’t take a corrective step now we are all Doomed.

Now some Statistics about Death.

Every sixth death in the world is due to Cancer.

Thousands of people die every day because of Accidents / Heart Attacks / Diseases / Corona Virus.

We cannot continue to sit at home and further make our life further miserable.

Our Politicians cannot take any decision because:

1. They don’t have much Education.

2. They are scared of losing their political seat.

Now we have to decide what to do next. We have already sat at home for three months.

Now let us get back to the grind with a bit of Caution and Safety.

1. Wear a mask whenever we get out of our home.

2. Maintain Social Distancing - Minimum 5 feet.

3. Avoid going to crowded places or using public transport.

4. Drink Warm Fluids every day.

5. Eat Fresh Vegetables & Fruits to improve your body resistance.

6. Every night before going to bed have a cup of warm milk with Turmeric.

7. Medicines for coronavirus have already started to come in the market.

8. Avoid tensions

Together we will defeat coronavirus.



By Joseph Saldanha
Joseph Saldanha is from Kemmennu. He studied in Mumbai and worked in the United Kingdom. He now works in India as an IT consultant. He is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Mumbai / Thane.
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Comment on this article

  • Sandeep, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Nice article

  • Eustace, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Just one word "Sensible."

  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    lockdown will not work...in metros, in many slum / chawl neighbourhoods (poorer/very poor sections) the houses are too close to each other, some cases touching each other...so question of maintaining 1 meter/2 meter/5 feet distance does not arise...even if all of them stay indoors 24/7... unless they close all doors and windows and suffocate...

  • Jessie D Souza, Kemman/Sharjah, UAE

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Good article. Normally, we are thick skinned and virus-proof people but surprised this time, it took drastic measures and yet not close to overcoming this pandemic.

  • Patrick l. Lewis, Thonse-kallianpur/Dubai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Good Articale.

  • Melwyn Cornelio, Kallianpur / Dubai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Good Article. Very good beginning as writer.
    All the best Jossy.

  • Rohan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    If all the people were responsible enough lockdown was not necessary. It is easy to blame the politicians but they have done their best many a times putting themselves in risk to provide essentials to the people. Economy will someday recover but every life counts. Also the impact of this is different on different people and cannot be generalised.

  • Tresa Sequeira, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Very good article . I agree with you. We have to live with this virus.

  • Jerome Sequeira, MUMBAI/Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Well explained article on the present situations.

  • Stany, Muscat

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Good one Jossey.

  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Short, to the point , speaking sense.

    Sweden. Sanjeev Sabhlok.

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