Creator is exactly M. Meenakshi
2020-04-13For the past 22 years, Indians in Ghana have performed a weekly prayer meeting. Popularly known as the "Vishnu Group", each family used to book a slot a year in advance to conduct this prayer at their house. The gathering consists of nearly 60 people who gathered at the host family's house every week. During this puja, the gathering recites the traditional Vishnu Sahasranamam, Hanuman Chalisa, and prays to Lakshmi and Shiva. The group then proceeds to an hour long bhajan. After this, they proceed to the potluck dinner made up of traditional items. However, due to COVID-19, the group can no longer meet and have instead shifted their prayers online. The picture shows the prayer area in Mrs Gomati Mohan's house. Garlands are seen decorating the pictures and the host couple is seen performing the traditional aarti. In this new, modern form of praying, each member of the group performs the prayer in their own house and updates the other members in a common WhatsApp group.
2020-04-13All the school buses remain in a standstill due to Ghana’s lockdown.
2020-04-13The picture reflects an empty construction site due to lockdowns in Tema, Ghana. The entire country has been shut down, except the ports that remain open for essential food and medicines. Soaps and sanitizers are given at every shop for customers to use before they enter, without which there’s a strict no-entry policy being enforced.
2020-04-13My mom took this photo on their flight from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad to Kotoka International Airport in Ghana, Africa. It looks like people had reduced travelling even before Ghana announced a lockdown. The flight was deserted, and so was the airport. Although the virus hadn’t spread to Ghana at the time, the airport authorities checked the temperature of every disembarked passenger before letting them go.