Isolation Around the World: Punjab

Another week in isolation, so another check in around the world.  Today we are heading to the far north of India to check in with two lovely ladies in Punjab.  My connection to today's guests is through Lakshita, who is a fellow member in the incredible group She Mentors who moved to Australia from India in February.  What a crazy time to move overseas...

Name:  Lavanya Sharma
Location:  Barnala, India
Workplace:  Student at the Sacred Heart Convent School

RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS:
Number of people in isolation with you:  Two, my Mum and Dad
Do you have any pets keeping you company?  Yes, my dog Bruno
How many rolls of toilet paper do you currently have?  Nearly 10
On a scale of 1 to 10, how well stocked is your alcohol cabinet?  7
Name one thing in your kitchen cupboard that you know you won’t eat but is there for emergencies:  Dry milk powder
What are you binge watching/listening to/reading at the moment?  Indian epics
Which Hollywood star would play you in a movie version of your isolation story?  Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Mission Covid-19'
Who are you #IStayHomeFor?  Myself and to protect others


Weirdest isolation meal you’ve eaten so far?
  I drank a full tin of condensed milk

Random skill you would like to learn while in isolation?  I would like to learn how to cook or to speak some new languages

Best isolation/social distancing meme you’ve seen?  This is my favourite so far... [click on the image to see the video]

Apart from leaving the house, what is the biggest thing you miss right now?  The freedom to just go anywhere I want

What’s the first thing you’re going to do when isolation comes to an end?  Meet up with my Granny as I haven't seen her for some time

What would you like to see as the “new normal” once this is all over?  Harmony and peace everywhere

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Name:  Nisha
Location:  Ambala, India
Workplace:  SRO at TCY
Socials: @nishu1226

ISOLATION CONDITIONS:  I'm pregnant, so it's so so tough to deal with mood swings and cravings while staying at home.  Above all, I'm not with my husband!!  I'm locked down 200km away from him!!!!

RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS:
Number of people in isolation with you:  In total we are a group of five
On a scale of 1 to 10, how well stocked is your alcohol cabinet?  Teetotalor (I never drink)
Name one thing in your kitchen cupboard that you know you won’t eat but is there for emergencies:  Popcorn
What would be the title of a movie version of your isolation story?  Nisha Potter - Prisoner of Lockdown
Who are you #IStayHomeFor?  Myself


What is the strangest thing you've discovered in your apartment during isolation?
  I've discovered that my family is so good at playing cards

Weirdest isolation meal you’ve eaten so far?  So many nutrient-rich diets by my mother - she's being over-protective of me and the baby

Random skill you would like to learn while in isolation?  I'd like to learn arduino

Any heart-warming isolation stories you would like to share?  Getting ultrasounds of my baby in my tummy and staring at them...  S/he'd be one special one getting into this world in these times.

Apart from leaving the house, what is the biggest thing you miss right now?  Chilling out with my friends at MCD

What’s the first thing you’re going to do when isolation comes to an end?  I'm looking forward to going shopping