What do you do when you are bored of OTT and there is nowhere to go because there is a pandemic raging outside. You learn a new trick. Cyberspace is full of online courses that promise to make you adept at everything from preparing an exotic dish, to shaking up a cocktail or mocktail, to selecting a few dance moves. complexities and even the mastery of a dish not so common. training regimen.
Delhi-based Mohit Thapa is a choreographer and dance teacher. He tells IANS he never thought dancing could be taught online. Thapa teaches jazz and Bollywood dance forms, and he admits that it’s hard to get people to understand body coordination on a screen and yet many want to attend these sessions online.
“Although it’s hard to get people to understand body coordination, it has improved over time. Some students just want to attend class for fun and learn easy movements, while others are dancers. in training, who want to keep their knowledge up to date, ”Thapa said.
Going out and partying with friends seems grim given the current scenario. However, local liquor enthusiasts like Puru Agarrwal have come to help revelers through online cocktails.
“If you ask me personally, it has been a blessing in a way. First the risk of going out (is not there), and second (there is) more cleanliness. I use basic ingredients. from home for fresh cocktails. Finally, people have started learning and making cocktails in the comfort of their homes. Everyone is happy at the end! “said Agarrwal.
Another area that has a growing demand is live music sessions. Rohit Manchanda of Houze of Gigs says his sessions collect a lot digitally.
“Technology has changed music and today’s fans are looking to connect with musicians on a personal level, in addition to a musical level across a variety of platforms. The ability of artists who can make them both play an important role in their success, ”Manchanda said.
He added: “It feels like a treasure to stumble upon a potential next big star, which makes listeners today feel like they are part of the discovery process, which in its own way has also shaped the global market for music.”
Local chiefs were also at the forefront thanks to the web space during the lockdown. Manu Mahalwar is one of those names who discovered his passion for cooking amid the pandemic last year and now teaches foodies on Instagram.
“The idea and inspiration came from locking up. I’ve experimented with my recipes as I am now. Even a little interaction or a fun food activity breaks the monotony (in isolation). The best part of the sessions live is the interaction with the followers, ”he said.
Staying indoors and being absolutely disconnected from nature has a detrimental effect on mental and physical health. Workouts, Zumba and Yoga have also been uploaded thanks to Zoom videos and Instagram.
“Times are changing, and so are our needs. With the pandemic, everyone realizes how important it is for us to stay on top of our mental and physical health. When everything is available online these days, you have the luxury of staying home and staying safe at the same time. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind, “says Jasbir Singh, fitness professional.
The words of musicians Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in the song “Isn’t that a mountain high enough” seem to fit here: “If you need me, call me, wherever you are, whatever the distance. “. Online gurus responding to requests for their services would certainly vouch for the lines.