What the coronavirus pandemic has taught me about life

12 May 2020
By Krishna L., Student at King's College London

“Homes blooming like gardens, cities deserted, people locked up in their houses. Yet again life proved to be precious, and wealth, inexpensive.”

It doesn’t have quite the same ring in English as it does in Hindi, but the meaning of this quote, which was tweeted by Indian actor Anupam Kher, is the same. Lockdown has put a giant mirror in front us, allowing everyone to realise how fragile, but also how special, life really is.

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I am a bubbly person with an unlimited bunch of smiles and giggles. I love to read Shakespeare, pen down the unspoken words, paint my emotions and lastly, cook at oddly hours. On gloomy days I prefer loud music and a cup of coffee and on weekends I enjoy cozy lights and sweat-pants. My ideal philosophy of life is ‘Keep it Simple’.