Long weekend amid the pandemic: Here is how you can make the most of it
- With Durga Puja and Dusshera around the corner, Indians are ready to beat the quarantine blues
- The stressful work-from-home arrangement would have taken a toll on you
- Opoyi brings you five things that can lighten up your well-deserved long weekend
Long weekends are a blessing. Even more so, when it falls during our favorite part of the year. With Durga Puja and Dusshera ushering a season of festivity, Indians are ready to beat the quarantine blues.
People across the globe have already mastered the art of having immense fun while sitting at home, from a binge-watch session to home cleaning operation, all of us have found our weekend niche and are armed up to get the best of this coming long stay at home weekend.
We are sure that this stressful work-from-home arrangement would have taken a toll on you the entire week. Therefore, Opoyi brings you five things that can lighten up your well-deserved long weekend.
Throw a Game Party
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! (Not literally), I mean obviously a refreshing lemonade hurts no one, but what we mean here is that 2020 has been playing games with us ever since the onset of it (crying in the corner), why not do the same.
The best way is to host a game night and resurrect your childhood with close friends and family.
From board games like Ludo, Housie, Carom and Monopoly to interactive ones like dumb charades or an Antakshari competition, it’s all about getting your people on board and spend the time you have been yearning for.
You can always make it a potluck get together, so the entire burden of feeding and hosting the guests doesn’t fall on you.
Go on, make the invitation calls, have a gala evening and thank us later!
How about a closet cleaning session?
Remember the times you unabashedly botched up the closet when taking out a pajamas or a pair of shorts and that guilty promise you made to yourself about cleaning it up the weekend that never really came?
Well, that ends now! This is your time, this is that weekend. Tie hear into a messy bun to clean up your previous mess by organizing the closet and cleaning up the room. You can even come up with some indispensible stuff that you can donate this festive season.
Bake a Cake!
Or a muffin, or some cookies or some bread or buns, it never ends. If you enjoy baking or cooking for that matter, create a recipe of your own, make some easy to go snacks or to make some sweets to suit the festive vibes?
How about some Roshogullas or Cham-Cham? A perfect mouth-watering treat for this Durga Puja without adding on to your body calorie meter and compensate for the sweets you were to buy or order online?
Also, don’t forget to keep some of your baked snacks to aid the munching craves during work the entire week.
Crack open a cold one and let sports take over
If you’re a sucker for sports then this weekend is your gateway to a plethora of mouth-watering events that will be a warm hug during the corona virus-plagued Durga Puja and Dussehra.
In the football-verse it doesn’t really get bigger than the 'El Clasico', the defending La Liga champions Real Madrid taking on Lionel Messi-led FC Barcelona, on October 24. For the fans of the English Premier League, Manchester United’s heavyweight clash against Frank Lampard should definitely make the cut.
For the connoisseurs of adrenaline-rushing Formula One, this could be the weekend they witness history being rewritten at the new Portimao circuit in the Portuguese Grand Prix, if and when Lewis Hamilton overtakes Michael Schumacher’s 91-win record on Sunday.
The Indian Premier League with its doubleheaders will sort the weekend for the cricket fanatics. Watch out for Kolkata Knight Rider’s vs table-toppers Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royal vs Mumbai Indians, the clash of the Blues
Binge Watch as you munch on a bag of cheetos
Well this never gets old! One can always opt for the lucrative option of binge watching shows and movies like Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Queens Gambit, Unresolved Mysteries, and Good Morning, Veronica. However, The Social Dilemma and Chicago 7, are a must watch with festive season.