The COVID-19 outbreak has thrust upon us an unforeseen and unprecedented situation, which has left humankind groping for survival strategies. For journalists and news organisations, it has especially been tough yet interesting times. Reporting new developments almost round-the-clock and at the same time trying to break away from the monotony and do something extra, something new, something different. We at Odisha Bytes have done our bit and come up with some special series’ like Corona Diaries, Lockdown Routines, Corona Notes, Pandemics In History & Lockdown Recipes. We have also commissioned experts in different fields to write guest columns on the pandemic and it’s possible on different sectors for the benefit of our readers. Here they go:
If the third week of March saw India heightening its response to the war unleashed by COVID-19, the nationwide lockdown was something no one had ever experienced before. Life changed for the majority. Coping with the harsh reality of social distancing and compelled to remain indoors, different people came up with their own responses to kill boredom and make the most of the time at their disposal. In this series, Lockdown Routines, we peep into the lives of people who have carved a niche for themselves in their chosen professions and find out their way of beating the blues.
From learning to make rotis to serving homemade chicken pizza masala, from introducing thupkas to making momos a home affair, from honing dalma skills to adding the extra garlic to make badi chura tasty, people have been experimenting with their culinary skills thanks to the Lockdown. This made us come up with a first-of-its-kind cookery contest Lockdown Recipes wherein people cook, shoot videos and send it to us for showcasing it to the world. A jury comprising experts will decide the winner, who will get a diamond locket sponsored by Bhubaneswar-based Lalchnd Jewellers. Here’s take a look at the yummy gastronomical delights