The corona outbreak is by far the biggest crisis of its kind in our living memory. To check the spread of the pandemic, the Indian government responded promptly and announced a 21 days nationwide lockdown, from 24 March 2020. Amongst many precautionary measures, it seems that the government did not adequately consider the health and psychiatric consequences of sudden non-availability of alcohol, toddy and tobacco (cigarettes, beedi, gutka, etc.) on those addicted to these substances.
Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places. A. R. Rahman
Technology-aided virtual life has marred our current existence; thereby isolation is inadvertently imposed by ignoring ourselves and those in the vicinity. Staring at the backlit screen of personal devices consumes our waking moments. We are compulsively searching for nothing we want and learning about someone we don’t know.