By now every body knows how we all of us are passing through one of the worst phase of life This is true for all the inhabitants of this earth.

Yesterday evening when I got up from sleep I read a Whatsapp message on my mobile that thousands and thousands of people have lined up at the Kaushambi and Anand Vihar Bus Stand on the Delhi Up Border. This happening place is hardly 500 meters from my residence.
Who are these people and why they have gathered in such large number when the entire country is in Lock Down state to ward the onslaught of the Covid -19 disease.

These are the people who have been serving in different industries or commercial places and on construction sites and have been asked to leave as they do not have any work to perform inspite of the message by the Honurable Prime Minister when he declared the Lock Down to be observed from 25th March to 14th April 2010. in the evening of 24th March.

It was stated that people will stay at what ever place they are NOW for observing SOCIAL DISTANCING so that the disease do not spread out and lead to COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION, over which no body have any control as we do not have proper medical infrastructure to contain the pandemic.

As a nature lover I have been thinking a lot and trying to find out whether the word which we have been hearing for the last so many weeks “ CORONAVIRUS” has some inner meaning or message for all of us about which we never bothered to think upon.

The word VIRUS appears to me as if communicating and saying

Are we all of us are not rushing, day in and day out in search of DO WAQT KI ROTI and/or beyond that and do not have time to spend QUALITY TIME with the family or to do some useful work for society and humanity. In this mad rush we have destroyed and continuously destroying the fauna and flora around us as if the we humans have all the right to inherit the same.

And from their this invisible Virus originated and taking a heavy toll on the humanity from almost all the countries of the world. It is more than a global war between the VIRUS and the HUMANITY.

In order to have tranquility in our life I think we must try to control or CORNER the mad rush for the things after which we are running 24*7. That is to say that we have to CORNER the VIRUS or put it differently CORONAVIRUS, which now made all of us locked in our houses where we were hardly spending any time.

Let us HOPE which is the greatest warrior in the time of adversity and wish that we come out of it with minimum number of casualties .
Till than STAY at home till you are asked to stay not only in the interest of you and the family but for the humanity as such.
Image of the spotted owl from the wilderness of Delhi taken in May ,2014.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.