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Corona Diary, Before, And Beyond

Corona Diary, Before, And Beyond

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The little observations that this volume contains, span 70-odd days in the life of all individuals who existed during this coronavirus crisis (added to this global crisis was another blow in the form of the cyclone Amphan on 20 May 2020 which, for us in Bengal, brought about immense damage at a material as well as an emotional level). For once, the 21st century witnessed an experience which can truly be called universal, without any religious, political or cultural faction. It is on this note of a collective catastrophe that I made it a point to pen down something each day which has a natural underlying tone of being trapped or stuck. Even in the apparently personal reflections, I believe that the context will bring about a sense of relatability. Each poem explores a specific observation and I hope these observations will record the essence of history beyond concrete facts and figures.

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Harshita Srivastava / indian / poetry /