Telly actors decide to go green during #lockdown
Dig, prune, uproot, transplant, fertilize - these actors don't mind getting their hands dirty, literally! Staying away from the lights, the camera, and all the action on sets has turned them into nature these days. Gardening is a passion, almost everyone is putting their green thumbs to their best use. To keep fans motivated during the national shutdown, they even inspire them to use quarantine time productively by sharing images on their social media. Have a look...
'Caring for plants is believed to be therapeutic'
We are all going through a very difficult time. But this must also happen. So, stay home for the common good and make the most of it. Gardening is one of the ways to distract your mind and growing plants can definitely give you some comfort. Plant care is believed to be therapeutic, with beneficial effects on both our physical well-being and mental health. It can be difficult to have a full garden in every apartment, especially in Mumbai, but even having a few pots around can cheer you up.
- Iqbal Khan
'My mornings begin watering my plants, since I love a green stain around me'
I can understand how people must feel shut up in their houses for days together. But it is essential for all of us to understand that it is for our own good. As for me, I have always been the person who loves spending time around the house. Given the current situation, everyone has to stay home and I keep myself busy doing things that I enjoy! My mornings start watering my plants, as I love a green spot around me and doing yoga.
— Aparna Dixit
'In a crisis like this, even looking at these plants can make you happy'
Nature serves us unceasingly and unconditionally. While we all appreciate nature, I think it is important that we also serve nature. Like any other relationship, it must be nurtured with love and care. Now that everyone is under house arrest, I am spending some of my time tending my little balcony garden. From flowering plants to bonsai to fruits and vegetables, an apartment garden can be intimate, manageable, and absolutely beautiful. In a crisis like this, even looking at these plants can make you happy.
— Amrita Prakash
'I am confined to Delhi right now, so now I am taking care of my mother's plants'
I always liked plants and gardening has been a passion. Although I had long shoots, I used to feel refreshed when I saw them. I never let anyone touch them. It pains me to think that they are lying neglected in Mumbai, as I am confined to my home with my mother in Delhi. Even my mother loves plants, so now I am taking care of her plants.
— Mohit Malhotra
'I ask my fans not to panic. Stay safe and take positivity from the plants around you '
Scientific studies show that people are calmer, more efficient and content with their lives when they have plants around them. That is exactly what we need in a scenario like this. I love potted plants. A little green is a must at home. My son Ayan and I love to water the plants every morning. The beauty of a garden does not have to belong outside. You can also bring all the colors and freshness with houseplants. And I want my son to understand that. These plants not only beautify your balcony, but also send positive energy. Stay safe and gain positivity from the surrounding vegetation.
— Arjun Bijlani
It is important that we emerge as disciplined citizens
Gardening can be a great stress buster. As India slides into the fourth day of closure, we all feel restless inside. But it is important that we emerge as disciplined citizens. Paying attention to rumors will only increase your problems. I have grown up watching my mother water plants at home in Kolkata. Sometimes, I used to help her on that. Although I have limited potted plants at my Mumbai residence, I still enjoy taking care of them. Now that I'm home, I can do better.
— Sharad Malhotra
'Gardening can be a great stress buster in times of crisis'
I have always had plants at home. My mother taught me to value plants and I taught my daughter the same thing. Gardening can be a great stress buster in times of crisis. I ask my fans not to panic. If you've had a bad day, just grab a shovel and do some heavy digging or pruning. It is a great way to get rid of all your accumulated negative feelings.
- Rishina Kandhari