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Anubhav Saxena

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Anubhav Saxena

Abstract


The Blue Skin

The Blue Skin

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Rohan was traveling from Chennai to Delhi. He arrived at the airport what he saw seemed so incredible to him. Everyone around including him was wearing a blue PPE kit (Personal Protective Equipment). It was due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has affected people across the globe.

He got out of the taxi at the departure taxi drop area & quietly went at the end of the queue. As his eyes screened through the long queue, he saw people getting examined for thermal screening & then sent for initial security check for entry inside the airport. It seemed like all the space scientists from NASA were standing at the launch area wearing their protective gear for the 'Mission Mars'. No doubt it was not less than a 'Mission Mars' to them, the whole country was at lockdown from the last three months due to Coronavirus pandemic and all the travel facilities were temporarily closed. It was two days ago when the government had announced about the resumption of air travel with guidelines that were strict to be followed. People all across the country who were stuck somewhere away from their families took a sigh of relief.


Though crowded, the place looked so calm. Everyone was talking in sign language, there were no special or VIP entries allowed. Everyone looked Identical in their blue uniforms so the probability of judging or being judged by anyone based on looks, clothes, language, economic status, the color of the skin, etc. was nil. As Rohan was busy in his thoughts the thermal screening guy waved at him, he went & stood in front of him on an elevated platform, he was then asked to show the 'Aarogya Setu' app which showed 'You are safe'. When he started for the airport, he was very sure of a chaotic journey as one of his friends quoted 'Another Hungry Tiger is going for the Hunt'. But it turned out to be a whole different scenario.

After, finishing all the formalities Rohan sat in the boarding area. He took out his Phone & opened his Twitter account what he wrote, read as 'What if this situation is a blessing in disguise for all of us. What if when it ends, it forces all of us to contemplate that what we have been doing for all these years was actually dividing us from each other.' He got distracted as he heard the boarding call for his flight. He wanted to write so much that he had experienced in those few hours, he was overwhelmed but due to time constraints he just added another line to his post which said it all 'What if we all start looking at everything with a common perspective like...The Blue Skin.'


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