Living together with the family during the lockdown gave people time to reflect on themselves and their relationships, in some cases leading to strengthened family bonds.
The International Day of Families was observed on the May 15, while the country was in its lockdown phase, which gave families across India and the world a new opportunity to cement their familial relations.
Domestic chores became a pan-family project, so that the burden didn’t fall on any one person; in process relaxing gender norms and creating life-long memories. People realized that though the pandemic demands social distancing, it doesn’t mean that we also become emotionally distant.
Dhaarna Choudhry is a student at UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh