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The essence

The way all of us look at different situations is unique and very personal. It depends on many reasons, including experiences in life. This very fact doesn't disempower any person to have a view and at the same time; it doesn't make any aspect less valid or unimportant. I hope society remains plural in the way our opinions are reflected- Ankit --
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That's what it is

A significant portion of our day gets lost in to explaining what we say but do not mean or what we wanted others to understand but never said. That's the betwixt and betweenmoment of our life- Ankit

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Life and the unpredictability

Well, for most of us, life generally brings up a mixed situation. It allows us to be happy, but at the same time keeps us on edge with a basket of emotions. This is because our mind contradicts the events we live in and concedes to predict and ponder on a future which may or may not come. In all odds, it is the unpredictability of our tomorrow that makes us live, struggle and stay invested in life. - Ankit --
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Covid-19 and it's impact

I had a feeling that the Covid-19 lockdown will give all of us a reasonably good time to contemplate and reflect on our journeys. While we always have had other priorities, this period was an opportunity to ponder over our life choices which may have adversely costed others. We often forget to imbibe the broader community interest in our design of living, and I think Covid times, instead of positively changing this, has further amplified the "I, me, myself" feeling in humans. The fear of a pandemic, the risk perception and concerns of transmission has taken all of us to reach the epitome of a selfish mindset which, in my opinion, is a task to come back from. --
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Covid again

The thoughts around nature taking its course, pollution settling to the levels it should be and the life going slow into the 80s and 90s have fizzled naturally and it is overtly evident. While all this looks good to Tom Tom about, it's hard to get the sustainability of life restored with an insignificant economic activity. With people losing out to the disruption, maintaining a healthy, happy and optimistic thought process is a challenge all of us confront with. --
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Be reasonable

Our life is often subject to external judgements and biases. But, in reality, nobody except us lives the moments we sail through. Only we know our happy times and also the ebbs and flow that we witness. While everyone is entitled to judgements, it's very unjustified to scrutinise others with the lens of biased and inconclusive opinions - Ankit --
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The retail woes

I think the disruption due to Covid-19 is here to stay and it's going to be hard to gauge the impact this would have on us as a society or the livelihood. I tried going out on the second weekend in a row, and all that I could observe is a gloomy state of malls and the businesses inside. If there were a countable number of people out, probably 90% of them were the employees, facility and housekeeping guys. While a lot of effort has gone into maintaining safety and hygiene, it wasn't enough to zap the fear pandemic has had into our minds. As a consumer, the life may soon be usual for us with the digital and contactless door deliveries of the bulk of our demands, but the state of malls worry me if we are heading towards the end of the physical, experiential retail. Personally, for me, there is no replacement to the touch and feel the experience of the retail stores, then the question is that for how long these brand stores would be willing to incur losses and continue employment …