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Lockdown Zine

Thought I’ll make a zine, as an observation into outdoor vs indoor time. Not that I was spending hordes of time outside prior to the lockdown (since I’ve always worked from home) but once that freedom was taken away from me I became all the more aware of this vast gap that has always existed for me. The idea of this zine was borne out of a curiosity to observe how the balance between outdoor and indoor time would shift through the pandemic and as a means to visually catalogue this journey. A used A4 paper coloured black stands for the time I’m stuck indoors, and the areas left white indicate the time I stepped out, including visits to the terrace. Coloured illustrations add another layer to the whole narrative as they define the activities performed outdoors.

These zines don’t cover every single day as that would’ve been repetitive and boring. The layout of these zines follows a very mathematical divide – 8 pages to a zine / each page fits 60 boxes / each box is 1x1 cm. and represents 3 minutes / and therefore each page fits 3 hours of a day / and the whole zine 24 hours. The first page of the zine or the cover starts from 12am and goes on till 3am, second page is from 3am till 6am and so on. 

Gouache and wax pastels on discarded A4 photocopy papers.

Year
Day 3 - 2

Day 3 / 27 March
8.42am – 9am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 3 - 3

Day 3 / 27 March
9.12am – 10am / 10.30am – 10.33am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 3 - 4

Day 3 / 27 March
5pm – 5.06pm / 6 – 6.33pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 3 - 5

Day 3 / 27 March
Nil

Page 8

Day 3 - 1

Day 3 / 27 March
Nil

Page 1

Day 4 - 4

Day 4 / 28 March
3.03pm – 3.15pm / 5.21pm – 5.27pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 4 - 5

Day 4 / 28 March
Nil​​

Page 8

Day 4 - 1

Day 4 / 28 March
​Nil

Page 1

Day 4 - 2

Day 4 / 28 March
Nil

Pages 2 & 3


Day 4 - 3

Day 4 / 28 March
9.30am – 9.39am / 11am – 11.30am​​

Pages 4 & 5

Day 5 - 2

Day 5 / 29 March
8.36am – 8.48am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 5 - 3

Day 5 / 29 March
12.54pm – 1.06pm

Pages 4 & 5

Day 5 - 4

Day 5 / 29 March
5.45pm – 5.54pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 5 - 5

Day 5 / 29 March
10.15pm – 10.24pm​​

Page 8

Day 5 - 1

Day 5 / 29 March
Nil

Page 1

Day 7 - 4

Day 7 / 31 March
4.30pm – 4.42pm / 6.03pm – 6.39pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 7 - 5

Day 7 / 31 March
Nil

Page 8

Day 7 - 1

Day 7 / 31 March
Nil

Page 1

Day 7 - 2

Day 7 / 31 March
Nil

Pages 2 & 3

Day 7 - 3

Day 7 / 31 March
10.45am – 11am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 12 - 2

Day 12 / 5 April
8am – 8.06am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 12 - 3

Day 12 / 5 April
9.12am – 9.21am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 12 - 4

Day 12 / 5 April
3.36pm – 3.48pm / 5.51pm – 5.57pm / 6.06pm – 6.42pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 12 - 5

Day 12 / 5 April
Nil

Page 8

Day 12 - 1

Day 12 / 5 April
Nil

Page 1

Day 13 - 3

Day 13 / 6 April
9am – 9.27am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 13 - 4

Day 13 / 6 April
5.45pm – 6pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 13 - 5

Day 13 / 6 April
Nil

Page 8

Day 13 - 1

Day 13 / 6 April
Nil

Page 1

Day 13 - 2

Day 13 / 6 April
8.48am – 9am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 26 - 3

Day 26 / 19 April
12.51pm – 1.30pm

Pages 4 & 5

Day 26 - 4

Day 26 / 19 April
Nil

Pages 6 & 7

Day 26 - 5

Day 26 / 19 April
9.54pm – 10.30pm

Page 8

Day 26 - 1

Day 26 / 19 April
Nil

Page 1

Day 26 - 2

Day 26 / 19 April
8.30am – 8.36am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 27 - 3

Day 27 / 20 April
9.45am – 10.33am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 27 - 4

Day 27 / 20 April
Nil

Pages 6 & 7

Day 27 - 5

Day 27 / 20 April
Nil

Page 8

Day 27 - 1

Day 27 / 20 April
Nil

Page 1

Day 27 - 2

Day 27 / 20 April
Nil

Pages 2 & 3

Day 30 - 3

Day 30 / 23 April
9.15am – 9.18am / 9.45am – 9.54am / 10.30am – 11.48am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 30 - 4

Day 30 / 23 April
6pm – 6.09pm / 6.27pm – 6.33pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 30 - 5

Day 30 / 23 April
Nil

Page 8

Day 30 - 1

Day 30 / 23 April
Nil

Page 1

Day 30 - 2

Day 30 / 23 April
Nil

Pages 2 & 3

Day 33 - 4

Day 33 / 26 April
3pm – 4.03pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 33 - 5

Day 33 / 26 April
Nil

Page 8

Day 33 - 1

Day 33 / 26 April
Nil

Page 1

Day 33 - 2

Day 33 / 26 April
Nil

Pages 2 & 3

Day 33 - 3

Day 33 / 26 April
9.45am – 10.45am / 2.30pm – 3pm

Pages 4 & 5

Day 37 - 2

Day 37 / 30 April
8.33am – 8.39am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 37 - 3

Day 37 / 30 April
Nil

Pages 4 & 5

Day 37 - 4

Day 37 / 30 April
5.45pm – 5.51pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 37 - 5

Day 37 / 30 April
Nil

Page 8

Day 37 - 1

Day 37 / 30 April
Nil

Page 1

Day 41 - 2

Day 41 / 4 May
Nil

Pages 2 & 3

Day 41 - 3

Day 41 / 4 May
9.15am – 10.30am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 41 - 4

Day 41 / 4 May
4.27pm – 4.42pm / 5.18pm – 5.24pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 41 - 5

Day 41 / 4 May
Nil

Page 8

Day 41 - 1

Day 41 / 4 May
Nil

Page 1

Link - 1

Like some pass
I stare at it
Captivated and lost
To the world

Link - 2
Link - 3
Link - 4
Link - 5
Day 51 - 1

Day 51 / 14 May
Nil

Page 1

Day 51 - 2

Day 51 / 14 May
8.18am – 8.24 am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 51 - 3

Day 51 / 14 May
Nil

Pages 4 & 5

Day 51 - 4

Day 51 / 14 May
6.09pm – 6.15pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 51 - 5

Day 51 / 14 May
Nil

Page 8

Outdoor Enough - 1

Is this outdoor enough?

Outdoor Enough - 2

No window?

Outdoor Enough - 3

A slit window?

Outdoor Enough - 4

A big window?

Outdoor Enough - 5

French windows?

Outdoor Enough - 6

Remove all the damn walls? 

Outdoor Enough - 7

and that AC from the window?

Outdoor Enough - 8
Outdoor Enough - 9
Underneath - 1

All my outdoor plans are now trapped in the black of indoors.

Underneath - 2
Underneath - 3
Underneath - 4
Underneath - 5
Day 75 - 2

Day 75 / 7 June
8.12am – 9.15am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 75 - 3

Day 75 / 7 June
10.27am – 10.45am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 75 - 4

Day 75 / 7 June
Nil

Pages 6 & 7

Day 75 - 5

Day 75 / 7 June
Nil

Page 8

Day 75 - 1

Day 75 / 7 June
Nil

Page 1

Day 83 - 2

Day 83 / 15 June
8.15am – 9am

Pages 2 & 3

Day 83 - 3

Day 83 / 15 June
11am – 11.21am / 11.30am – 11.42am

Pages 4 & 5

Day 83 - 4

Day 83 / 15 June
3pm – 3.09pm / 6.45pm – 6.51pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 83 - 5

Day 83 / 15 June
Nil

Page 8

Day 83 - 1

Day 83 / 15 June
Nil

Page 1

See Your Post - 3

Instagram memories is not a good feature AT ALL!
Day 88 / 20 June (2019)
9.51am – 2.42pm

Pages 4 & 5

See Your Post - 4

Day 88 / 20 June (2019)
3pm – 3.15pm / 3.30pm – 5.39pm / 7pm –8.30pm

Pages 6 & 7

See Your Post - 5

Day 88 / 20 June (2019)
Nil

Page 8

See Your Post - 1

Day 88 / 20 June (2019)
Nil

Page 1

See Your Post - 2

Day 88 / 20 June (2019)
Nil

Pages 2 & 3

Day 281 - 3

What would it be like? Looking ahead (on 26 June)
Day 281 / 30 December
9am – 10am / 11am – 12pm / 2pm – 3pm

Pages 4 & 5

Day 281 - 4

Day 281 / 30 December
3pm – 5pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 281 - 5

Day 281 / 30 December
9.30pm – 10pm

Page 8

Day 281 - 1

Day 281 / 30 December
Nil

Page 1

Day 281 - 2

Day 281 / 30 December
Nil

Pages 2 & 3

Day 102 - 4

Day 102 / 4 July
10.45am – 10.48am / 12.48pm – 12.51pm (periwinkle)

I was staring out of the window, looking at nothing in particular, when it hit me. An involuntary memory that took me to a very specific place on the Darcha - Lamayuru trek, where I’m sitting down along the dusty trail and looking at the bifurcated valley in front of me and then at the stunted bushes around me, the only sign of any form of vegetation or life in this harsh place, that seem to be further stunted by the incessant winds so much so that when the wind takes a break for a few seconds the bushes forget to take a break too and continue staying in that wind-beaten angle. Trigger? A pink periwinkle, growing out of a downpipe and swaying in the wind, the only vegetation against the barren of the building.

Day 102 - 5

Day 102 / 4 July
10.45am – 10.48am / 12.48pm – 12.51pm (periwinkle)

Overlay

Day 102 - 6

Day 102 / 4 July
6.30pm – 6.33pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day 102 - 7

Day 102 / 4 July
Nil

Page 8

Day 102 - 1

Day 102 / 4 July
Nil

Page 1

Day 102 - 2

Day 102 / 4 July
Nil

Pages 2 & 3

Day 102 - 3

Day 102 / 4 July
10.45am – 10.48am / 12.48pm – 12.51pm (periwinkle)

Pages 4 & 5

Day Every - 3

Day Every
9.30am – 12pm

Life for my parents in the village has been pretty much unaffected so far, except for the monthly visits to Jhunjhunu to stock up on fruits and essentials which had to be stopped ever since the first case was reported there.

Morning walks to the neighbouring village for milk have continued. Yoga and basic stretches have gone on as before. The vegetable garden continues to keep them busy till mid-day before they are forced indoors by the scorching sun, only to come out again towards the evening, to sit on the swing and do nothing really.

Pages 4 & 5

Day Every - 4

Day Every
6.30pm – 7.30pm / 8.30pm – 9pm

Pages 6 & 7

Day Every - 5

Day Every
Nil

Page 8

Day Every - 1

Day Every
Nil

Page 1

Day Every - 2

Day Every
6.30am – 9am

Pages 2 & 3