The Lockdown – What Samaj members are doing during the lockdown.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11th March, 2020 declared COVID-19 a pandemic, pointing to the over 118,000 cases of the coronavirus illness in over 110 countries and territories around the world and the sustained risk of further global spread.

The UK was put into lockdown on 23rd March, 2020 in an unprecedented step to attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus.

What are Samaj members doing during the lockdown?

We are starting a new feature on bardaionline highlighting stories on what Samaj members are doing during this lockdown.

Below we list and link to the stories added so far.

Some of these stories will be updated as they are developed further – so keep watching!

You can comment below on either this page or under each story page.


1. Priya’s Story  – Priya Thankey shows a novel idea of compost making to keep you busy during lockdown.
2. Varsha’s Story  – Samaj President Varsha Modha shows us how to grow potatoes at home. (UPDATED 18th July 2020 )
3. Vigna’s Story  – Vigna Modha shows us some easy recipes for lockdown. More recipes will appear on her story page. (UPDATED 9th May 2020)
4. Kush’s Story  – Teenager Kush Ravindra Modha has a passion for video games. In this article, he reviews some games and gives tips.
5. Vanisha’s Story  – Vanisha Anant Bhogaita records music videos in the lockdown. Here are a couple of her lockdown projects, with an invite to a new series of Music and Meditation sessions she is holding online. (UPDATED 9th May 2020)
6. Chandra’s Story –  Chandra Hirji Bhogaita is learning and making tasty food recipes during the lockdown. Here we present some of his cooking videos and links to some recipe cards that bardaionline has created for this feature. (UPDATED 17th May 2020)
7. Shiv’s Story – 16 years old Shiv Purohit sings Indian Classics during the lockdown. (ADDED 7th June 2020)
8. Harsh’s  Story – see what Harsh Ketan Thanki is up to during Lockdown (ADDED 15th June 2020)
9. Mayank’s Story – Samaj  Management Committee Member Mayank Pandit describes what he is up to in the Lockdown (ADDED 24th June 2020)
10. Pravin and Vanita’s Story – Samaj Management Committee Members Pravin and Vanita Bhogaita describe how they spend lockdown time attending online courses (ADDED 11th July 2020)
11. Karishma’s Story – See Karishma Dave’s excellent artwork and tutorial videos done during lockdown (ADDED 11th July 2020)

…and there is more to come. we will be adding more stories from Samaj members on what they are doing in this lockdown.

If you have a short video, or write-up, please contact us so we can add your story to this feature.

Videos can also be sent through WhatsApp to the Samaj Mobile: 07482 798118.

Related Feature – Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)