“Sattar din hain tumare paas.” We wonder if Modiji had said this Shah Rukh Khan dialogue from Chak De India when he announced the lockdown on March 23, the whole country would have gone crazy. Yes! It’s been almost 70 days since this virus locked us down in our homes and well, the world hasn’t been the same place as before.
In times of crisis and a curfew period, people especially the young and the restless of the city are coming up with some innovative ways that probably wouldn’t have existed if things were ‘normal.’ Talking about own Indore, the beloved Indoris have taken the party online as the youth now heads towards social media to socialize while still maintaining a safe distance from each other.
Here’s how some of the interesting ideas sound like as Angad Singh Makker (28) talks about taking up the online multiplayer games. He says, “There are several games available online that you can play with your friends. Ever since the day of Janta Curfew, my friends and I have been spending time together, albeit virtually. Games such as ludo, psych, scrabble, etc. are fun to kill the time.”
Not just games, online dance parties are too becoming the craze. All you need to do is get your gang on a video call. Palak Jain recalls one incident when she was on a group video call with her friends when they all broke into a dance. She says, “It was impromptu! We were on a normal video call when one of us randomly started dancing and the others joined in too. We all had set up our own club but inside our rooms.”
Surbhi Malhotra too shares her experience of having a gala time with her gang when at least six of her friends had a ball during the lockdown. “We obviously could not have stepped out so we decided to do an e-party where we all had our drinks, outfits, makeup, and music sorted. The best part about the virtual party was that we did not have the extra and unnecessary crowd, instead, it was just us,” Surbhi said, adding that her gang plans to do another all-night party over the weekend.