Articles by Lalitha Jagannathan

Lalitha is a retired high school teacher in her 70s. She runs a story club for children and has a YouTube page where she shares her stories. She also teaches yoga, Carnatic music, and blogs.

Being locked up at home during the long COVID-19 lockdown, I got to reminiscing about my childhood. For instance, as kids, we used to look forward to the monsoon rains. Splashing, making boats and wading through the water excited us and made us feel happy. We had to go to school in knee-deep water wearing raincoats. But this never interrupted our routine. Now, when a virus has engulfed the world, we are told to lock ourselves up in isolation. I pity the kids. They are the ones bouncing with energy. How this is going to impact them, I wonder. Today,…

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