City Series – Devyani Srivastava in Noida, We the Isolationists (154th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Devyani Srivastava]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself in poet Mirza Ghalib’s haveli in Old Delhi’s Ballimaran. I also see his outfit, framed and put on a wall, and a copy of his verse, which is trying to survive these times of hate. I also see some rich red drapes.
I, too, have a book in hand. It is by poet Amir Khusrau. I begin to read it, and I feel overwhelmed. I sigh and step out of the haveli. I turn towards the direction of Chitli Qabar for a glass of butter coffee. I’m in ecstasy.
“We the Isolationists” series urges folks from any part of the world to share a brief diary starting with “I close my eyes in my self-isolation from Corona… and I see…” Not more than 100 words. With a horizontal-sized selfie, along with your city name… please mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.