Today would have been the end of the national lockdown scheduled three weeks ago had it not been extended up to the end of this month—a little over a fortnight away—a few days back bringing the total lockdown period to five weeks.

Things may stabilise by then. The hope for that stems from the expectation that India has not been hit by the SARS-Cov-2 virus as hard as, say, Italy or the US. As for the daily lives of people, some of us have settled pretty well into this lockdown while others elsewhere seem to find wandering out irresistible. All-in-all such normalisation of the lockdown and its turning almost into a sort of rigmarole mean the frequency of these diary entries will naturally follow suit and be attenuated.