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Lockdown: A Boon and A Curse for India

Updated on May 5, 2020


Everything comes across the way, has two things with it. A boon and a curse like every coin has two faces a head and a tail. If there is negativity so as positivity. Since the lockdown has begun in India, many problems has been arisen. People are facing many issues like daily wages people have no food to eat as there is no work for them. The pressure on the police and health staff is suddenly increased. On the other hand, certain happenings are there which are very good in the context of nature as well as for the human being and of course, some are very bad for the same.

A Boon

  1. The best part of this lock-down is, it stopped the spreading of the virus.
  2. People get so much time to spend with their families. In these days, parents have come closer to their children. They are cooking, reading, and playing together.
  3. The lock-down has broken the supply chain of tipple especially in Punjab, a state in India. Punjab was facing the same issue for a long time. The consumption of opiate material is very high in Punjab and due to this lock-down the supply of those substances stopped completely. It reduces the death cases due to the consumption of intoxicating material, a recent study said.
  4. In terms of environment, it had cleaned the air and doing the same continuously. If we talk especially about the capital of India, which had the most polluted air in the country now have almost pure air.
  5. It is increasing the reading habit of people. People are reading newspapers for more than one hour. Players are spending their time with the books.
  6. The ozone layer had started to palliate itself. The ozone layer saves us from skin cancer as it does not allow ultraviolet rays to go to the earth.
  7. In the context of the holy river of India, Ganga, the Indian government had established so many organizations and adopted so many policies to clean the river but was unable to attain a benchmark, but lockdown did that. The water is safe for drinking now in some places.
  8. Professionals are using their time to learn new things and trying to enhance their skill set. This will surely help them to grow in their career. Some of them are learning their hobby online.
  9. Athletes discover unique and amazing ways of workout. It shows the passion for the game and career. It gives motivation. It also shows that if we want to do something, nothing can stop us. It is a never losing spirit which is very important in-game as well as for a player.
  10. This period let us know that work from home is also possible. There are certain industries in which work from home is not possible but can be done if required. Virtual classes are going on for the students so that this lock-down will not affect their study.

A Curse

  1. It is leading a huge negative impact on the economy. The heavy impact sectors are facing contraction. Aviation sector and hospitality sector are one of them. But in today's time, only a few sectors are there which is not affected by this lock-down otherwise almost every sector is affected by this lock-down.
  2. This lockdown will increase unemployment because many people will fire form the job in certain sectors because they will have no money for the salary of their staff. The hotel industry, will face this effect on a huge level.
  3. The worst part of this lock-down is that it is creating a depression in daily wage workers. They have nothing in their hand. They are unable to feed their children, the young ones are unable to have milk and in that guilt they are committing suicide. Although N.G.O.'s and government officials are trying their best to feed them but that is not enough. They also have an extreme fear of their future.
  4. It is increasing domestic violence in the country. One of the main reasons is despair. Everyone is tension-ed about their job and future. They not know long we will face this situation and this is leading the domestic violence.
  5. The outsourcing industry has facing tremendous losses.


It is our duty now not to squander the things, we achieve through this lockdown. The industries must follow the guidelines of government regarding the wastewater management and make sure that they will discharge the waste after treatment. So that we will have pure water for a long time. We have to use this period for our growth in learning new skill set and we have to care that most of the time will not be used by screen. Give time to the family and pray for the best.

It is a request to all of you to follow the rules tightly so that things will be easy soon. For our safety, who are working, it is our duty not to be a burden for them. Already we had lost our many great and stunning police and health personals. If we can do something for our society, we have to do it.

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    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      Hi sowspeaks,

      Thanks for your kind words. Everything which came to us has both the side. We have to to retain the good things and remove the bad things. Same with this period, What we are getting, it is necessary to maintain the same for a long time to have a more benefit.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      Thank you very much for your valuable comment. Yes, this is very important for us right now to concentrate on the good things. We have to be very thankful to our warriors, who are doing their duty day and night after sacrificing a lot of things only to save humanity. If we can, we must give some help to those who are in need.

    • Sowrabha Mahesh profile image


      11 months ago from Bengaluru

      Hi Akash! I liked the fact that you put out the good points at first and then the negative effects. Good to see that if we keep quiet Nature will clean and heal

      herself. But very disheartening to know that migrant labourers stand to lose their livelihood. We should all help in whatever way we can . Topic handled well.

    • Suchismita pradhan profile image

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      11 months ago from India

      Very nice artcle on lock down.Its always better to focus on the good things than the bad.Things are happening and its absolutely not their in our grip.The pandemic is teaching us lessons,threatening us in some way but what we can do is help each other.Show some respects to the warriors and help the voiceless animals and enhance our skills.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      Thank you very much Mr. Muralikrishana,

      I am feeling happy that you had liked my article. This period is come with a good as well as with a bed outcomes. We must utilize this period for the growth of ourselves. Spending time with a family is most important as family is the first step of learning.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      11 months ago from South India

      Very nice article and I am certain it will give a wayfinder for many of the people who are struggling to utilise time during the lockdown period. You have very nicely hinted many category of people to find their interests and have an effective and memorable occassion. Write more and more articles like this for helping the people, Mr Akash.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      Thank you Mr. Naveen for writing the comment. I am glad to know that you found it insightful. We have to take care of ourselves as well as our family. We have to do something for society if we can.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      Thank you very much @Rajinder sir for such awesome words. This is very painful for us that some people have everything and some have nothing. The government is doing their best but that is not enough. If we can do anything for anyone, we have to do it. I wish the situation will become normal soon and everything will be fine.

    • Navin Srivastava 05 profile image

      Navin Srivastava 

      11 months ago from Serampore

      Hi akash !!

      This informed me about the aspects people generally overlook. I found it insightful.

      Keep up the good work !!

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      Rajinder Soni 

      11 months ago from New Delhi

      As there are two sides of a coin, in the same way for some people lockdown has become a blessing. Employees who have got work from home and their salaries have credited in their accounts have been blessed but there are many people who have lost their jobs. This is the truth and governments of various countries if they will even combine together cannot do anything about this situation.

      Many factory owners have shut down their premises and have told laborers to stop coming to work. Now people who have money in their bank accounts can enjoy this time sitting at home preparing several dishes and sharing in the social media but have they ever thought about how those needy people will be feeling when you are sharing those dishes.

      If we cannot help others by donating them food or money then it is not our right to show them that they have nothing and we have plenty. Thanks for sharing this informative article and giving me this opporturnity to express my feelings.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      I am very happy that you caught one of the most important points of my hub. Everyone has to check their surroundings so that everybody will have food. Thanks for your words.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      Thank you Mr. Praveen for your comment. I am happy that you were able to relate the same to the current situation. We have to find something positive in all the negative things because those positive aspects remain motivated.

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      Nikhil Sharma 

      11 months ago from India

      This is really a hard time for all of us. But more harder for daily wage workers who are depended on daily earnings. You've clearly defined what India, as a developing country, is going through due to the lockdown.

      Instead of being dependent on government and administration, it is our responsibility also to help the poor and needy in and around our locality while following all the safety guidelines. Well-written hub, Aakash!!

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      Praveen Srivastava 

      11 months ago

      You have presented various aspects of lockdown. This article is very informative,suggestive and relevant.

      Keep up the good work !Akash

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      Thanks @Natasha ma'am. You are right. If we do right thing at the right time, than only it has significant importance. Thank you very much for your kind words.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR


      11 months ago

      Thank you @Vikram sir. I am very glad to know that you had liked my article. I had tried my best to cover so many important points. This time are giving something to us so as taking something also.

    • Natasha Tungare profile image

      Natasha Tungare 

      11 months ago from India

      Wow Akash!! Awesomely portrayed! And perfect topic at the perfect time

    • talesofvikram profile image

      Vikram Brahma 

      11 months ago from Assam, India

      Nice article Akash. You have wonderfully wrote many important points. It is a good insightful article. Well done.


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