When I came into Dubai last year,2020, in September,I never thought,my stay in Dubai,would be this long. Today evening,as I go back to India for a month long trip,as currently planned,I am getting a funny feeling.Its no longer the question of returning to India only,it is now also a question of returning back to Dubai,my status,my longer term plans of living,etc.etc.In the interim,Covid came,went,came back again as 2nd wave,and threatening to come back again,as 3rd wave.Vaccinations arrived,political manouvering kept happening,and finally perhaps.people are kind of getting used to this”ongoing”phenomena called COVID,and trying to create antibody cells through herd vaccinations,and stronger immunity,and wear masks,maintain social distancing and keep sanitising yourselves.
World slowly opens up,while on one end the Delta variant creates havoc in USA,its Cricket season in UK,and recently concluded Tokyo Olympics,happenned.So,its global mix of redefining normalcy.
There is an aura of “this is the best that we can get” around us,and people try to engage themselves albeit gradually,again.
We are going to India back.We are already,with our RT-PCR negative report,Vaccination Card,ready to board the Aircraft,and prepared to follow similar processes as we land in India.But the peace we had in Dubai is not forgotten.It will keep pulling us back again & again.
There is so much to do in India.My work,my infrastructure,my company and the people,are all anxiously looking towards our arrival in India,and the directions we will give them in business,in social life,and also infrastructure management,which post Covid,has taken serious proportions to decide and axt upon.
Interesting days are ahead of me.Not to speak of meeting some old friends,families,etc. A change from the quiet regimented life at Dubai,with complete control.Once travel starts to happen,and people become comfortable with it,then there is no issues of the Society balancing itself to an orderly behaviour.Though,I have my doubts,whether it can become “business as usual” for us.
We are going to stay in Oberois,as the transition is far more smoother there,and the Belvedere,gives us the perfect meeting place for business.
As the weather cools down,and Sunday lunches become the order of the day,I am sure under the “Covid appropriate behaviour”syndrome,that will be a very popular event this winter,as shops and establishments that be,has to close down earlier than the good old days.
A new order is unfolding.We are welcoming it with a “two country” mechanism,and will try and see how it evolves for all of us.
Until next time…………….
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