2020 Will Never Be Forgotten! 19 Things You’re Witnessing Now That Will Go Down In History

Ye toh kuch bhi nahi hai… humare zamane mein toh....

This one line irks the heck out of us when parents rub it in our faces. Whether you’re realising it or not, 2020 has given you the opportunity to accept this one-liner as an ancestral trait and pass it on to your next generation.

Without a doubt, the events of 2020 will go down in history. Remember the day when the lockdown was announced and you were told to follow the Laxman Rekha and not step out of your house? It has been over a month now and COVID-19 remains to be the main antagonist across the globe. 

Did you realise the drastic transformation we’re currently seeing will go down in the pages of history. One day you will be sitting with your kids or grandkids and narrating them these stories of what you’re currently experiencing. 

In the words of comedian Abhishek Upmanyu, “Yahi sab baatein toh baad mein yaad aayengi.”

These below mentioned lockdown trends will forever be etched in your memories.

#1 Fear of being touched

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Not guns and bullets, people are scared of hugs and kisses. In these scary times, only love and affection can help, but unfortunately many of us cannot have it. From avoiding hugging our family and colleagues to not touching currency notes, humanity today is scared of touch.

#2 Virtual concerts

Coronavirus Lockdown Trends: 17 Things You’re Experiencing Now That Will Go Down In The History virtual concerts AFP

Since public gatherings are now risky and prohibited, musicians across the world are organising music concerts online to entertain fans. 

#3 Zoom parties with friends and family!

No clubs, no DJ! Parties these days are happening over video calls. People are throwing Zoom parties with friends and families. It’s quite different from the normal in-person party, but it does make our Saturday nights less lonely.

#4 Clapping and ringing bells/utensils to say thank you!

Not only in India, people across different countries including the UK, clapped in unison at the same time in show of appreciation to health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic. 

On March 22, the entire nation stood on their balconies, doors and windows to clap and ring bells or utensils and thank those who were working tirelessly to save us all. On April 5, everyone switched off their lights and lit candles on their balconies.

#5 Wedding on video calls!

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The unique method was adopted due to coronavirus lockdown. Since the marriages were fixed months in advance, some people didn’t want to postpone them at all. 

#6 Weird and quirky punishments by the Police.

The Police have been adhering to odd, funny and quirky ways to punish people who are stepping out despite being advised to stay at home to avoid the infection. From Aarti for violators and frog jumps to fear of Yamraj and dancing, police have been punishing people in unique ways.

#7 Funerals without loved ones!

Rishi Kapoor funeral pictures. Viral Bhayani

As per the guidelines only 20 people are permitted at the funerals of non-coronavirus victims and five for those who died of Covid-19.

#8 Doctors under mob attack!

This is when people lost their sanity. In several parts of the world, doctors and nurses are being attacked because of the growing stigma against coronavirus. 

#9 Spit attack on doctors and the Police

Not guns and bullets, people are using spitting as a tool to resist arrest. Many people who have been caught violating the lockdown rules, have spat on police officers. In another instance, a man spat paan on a woman from the northeast. Many of people who did this have been jailed. 

#10 Music and encouragement from balconies around the world!

What started in Italy was followed by many other countries. People took to their balconies to sing to one another, to applaud and show gratitude to their health-care workers, to play music, and to lift one another’s spirits.

#11 Online Classrooms!

Since schools are shut, children wake up at 8 am and plonk themselves in front of computer screens until noon, attending online classes one after the other.

#12 Bizarre demands of people!

Need a haircut? Want a manicure? Amid lockdown these things are not possible. People in different parts of the world, especially in the US, have been protesting on the roads demanding haircuts. 

#13 Long queues outside liquor shops!

As India eased out the lockdown rules starting May 4, liquor shops reopened after a month and a half. The popular went berserk. They queued up outside liquor stores hours before they opened. The situation was so bad that the Delhi government decided to charge 70 per cent extra tax on liquor from the next day.

#14 Doctors overworking with severe bruises!

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As the number of people being diagnosed with coronavirus sore, doctors overworked leaving their faces severely bruised. Some of them risked their lives as they worked without proper equipment.

#15 Death of two legendary stars in 24 hours during lockdown. 

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Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor’s death left the nation mourning. Only close relatives could attend their funeral. Rishi Kapoor’s daughter who was in Delhi attended his funeral over video call. Days before Irrfan Khan passed away, he attended his mother Saeda Begum’s funeral through video conferencing. 

#16 Earth began to heal!

Earth

Lastly and most importantly, in the time of pandemic, the Earth began to heal because humans stayed inside. The air quality is unimaginably good. Ganga water has become fit to drink. Earth has finally fixed largest ozone layer hole above arctic, healing 1 million square km.

#17 Bizarre fashion trends! 

In a bizarre trend, the pillow challenge is going viral on social media where fashion bloggers are dressing up in bedding.

#18 Masks and gloves are now essentials.

Masks and gloves have become a new piece of clothing that we cannot do without. Even influences and beauty bloggers are sharing make-up looks wearing masks.

#19 Poor people suffered the most.

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Exhausted migrant workers who walked for hundred of kilometers in order to go home fell asleep on the railway tracks. 20 were killed after a cargo train ran over them.

Good and bad, coronavirus and lockdown has brought a lot of change in society. The world will never be the same.



source https://www.indiatimes.com/lifestyle/2020-will-never-be-forgotten-19-things-youre-witnessing-now-that-will-go-down-in-history-512549.html

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