In the light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we at MDAE, truly hope that you are staying safe, and staying indoors! As the number of cases is rising each day, social distancing and self-isolation have become the need of the hour.
While most of us are updated (and overwhelmed) with all the news surrounding the virus, please remember that is important to process this information in the right perspective. As long as you continue to follow the advisories issued by the Government and the WHO, you’re more than likely to be fine!
The situation with the virus is not the only unknown that we citizens are dealing with, there is another one as well, and quite an important one – the work from home/stay at home situation! While it's important to try and keep busy throughout the day, it’s also important to take a break and take your mind of everything that’s surrounding you.
Please find below a curated list of things that faculty, students and staff at MDAE are engaging in during breaks! You may draw some inspiration 😊
Indulge in some stimulating online games:
Sudoku: Sudoku is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid contain all of the digits from 1 to 9
Online Trivia: Who doesn’t enjoy some fun trivia? Join millions of players answering brainteasers that combines social networking and trivia - QuizUp! Topics range from world politics, cricket, logo quizzes to your favourite TV shows! Learn, grow and have fun challenging friends and players online.
Psych: Choose from a variety of fun categories in which each player makes up fake answers to real trivia questions. Can you choose the outrageous real answer among your friends’ fakes? Get points for guessing the right answer, and for each other player you PSYCH! into choosing yours.
Catch up on some reading:
Here are some recommendations from the book critic at The New Yorker for the best books of 2019. Don’t miss out:
‘Mostly Dead Things’ By Kristen Arnett
‘The Diver’s Game’ By Jesse Ball
‘Trust Exercise’ By Susan Choi
‘Ducks, Newburyport’ By Lucy Ellmann
‘Girl, Woman, Other’ By Bernardine Evaristo
‘How We Fight For Our Lives’ By Saeed Jones
‘In The Dream House’ By Carmen Maria Machado
‘Valerie’ By Sara Stridsberg
‘Axiomatic’ By Maria Tumarkin
‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ By Ocean Vuong
Getting some exercise is especially important now, even if it is indoor – it will help boost our physical and mental strength in these trying times.
‘Fitness Blender’ has some great workout routines for all intensity levels, you can work out at home, for free! Check out their YouTube videos:
Netflix and Chill:
It’s a good time to binge-watch some great content available to us, thanks to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar! Listed below, some of the all-time classics that you must watch / re-watch:
Dil Chahta Hai
The Wolf of Wall street
The Sixth Sense
We hope the suggestions above help you keep your mind off the unsettling times we are in. We understand that it is natural to be anxious at this time, about your health and that of your loved ones. However, we do hope that you are being careful about what you read and see online. We suggest that you consider planning a time of the day that you catch up on Coronavirus news and make sure it’s from a credible source.
We at MDAE hope that you stay safe, above all. This is a new situation for all of us, it is important that we stay positive and take due course of action suggested by our government to flatten the curve.
Posted By: March 27, 2020
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