Beyond #WFH is our initiative to spread positivity and inspire our readers by inviting leaders and friends to share what they do to unwind and relax after they finish their work-from-home and work-for-home responsibilities during the lockdown.
While Covid-19 has had multiple impacts on business and Beyond #WFH is not about business, it’s about self-discovery, things that will give us the strength to get through the lockdown and more importantly for those ‘moments’ that will stay with us for long and beyond this pandemic. PS: We are not talking business!
In this story of Beyond#WFH we bring to you, multiple mini-stories from the super talented creative professionals from Posterscope India, Brandscope and Eunoia.
Read on… and be amazed!
Fabian Cowan, Director, Posterscope India
I have always been an avid reader and writer, it’s my way of unwinding after a long day. However, being in a lockdown gives you a chance to introspect and I believe it helps me pen down my thoughts more effectively.
So, here’s a limerick based on the situation we are in today. . .
Humans have great ambition and focus on the big things that create chatter
Neglecting, at times on purpose; the little more important things that really matter
What can’t be seen and seldom felt has no meaning for the homo sapiens of the day
But a microscopic organism has decided to teach him a lesson in its own little way
The lesson is about respect, it’s about cars, it’s so simple yet amongst humans so rare
Give back to nature, keep greed at bay, fill the earth with kindness, like all and please do share
Pooja Karia, Senior Executive, Creative Services – Eunoia
Quarantine has undoubtedly changed our lifestyle in all possible ways. We have started exploring multiple activities along with our WFH routine. Personally, I have tried my hands-on cooking, cleaning, dancing, exercising and calligraphy. Out of which, calligraphy has brought me immense joy.
I have been practicing calligraphy for a year now and this lockdown has given me an opportunity to enhance my skills. Copperplate calligraphy or round hand, originating from Europe, is a traditional way of writing and that’s where my expertise lies.
Just like everybody on the gram, I once uploaded a picture of my calligraphy art and to my surprise, I was appreciated and so many even showed interest in learning the same. Calligraphy is one of the vintage styles of writing that brings back love, warmth, inspiration of hand-rendered scripts and that’s what I love about it.
To summarize, calligraphy is like meditation to me, you could call me a Calli-Yogi !
Anjum Tanwar, Vice President, Brandscope
My passion for cooking started at a very early age of thirteen. What attracted me the most was how colorless water transforms into a colorful liquid on the addition of some spices. More interestingly, the fact that when multiple ingredients are well mixed up with a choice of veggies or poultry products, the aroma of the dish has the ability of stimulating some of our sensory organs. Our mouth waters, our nostrils swell to sniff and our eyes express so much joy.
And hence began my home chef journey with my late father being my inspiration and guide. From cooking on weekends to cooking every evening, the lockdown has surely enhanced my culinary skills.
Chetan Kavade, Manager, Creative Services – Posterscope
For any artist imagination is a catalyst that brings creativity to life. One day during the lockdown, I happened to revisit my ten-year-old art-folio. Nostalgia struck hard as my fingers brushed through the pages. I picked my brush and other tools and created an illustration.
Around the same time, Dentsu hosted an internal competition titled -DAN’s Got Talent.
Romero Britto once said, “Art is too important not to share.” Being inspired by these words, I submitted my entry for the competition and I was soon titled winner.