The nation-wide lockdown might have crippled the country in many ways, but with ample of times people are able to take up new hobbies. And in absence of physical classes, they are going for the online versions. In fact, the instructors of music and paintings, who used to take physical classes have started taking online classes. Amitabha Banerjee, a violin instructor, who initiated taking online classes for his students from the beginning of this month said that even though the concept is nothing new and he used to take these kind of classes in the past, the number of interested students has grown bigger. “The serious learners do not want to skip classes, and in this situation phones and computers are the only way out,” he added. Despite the fact that it is difficult to conduct such classes for musical instruments, Amitabha said that it is a matter of perception. “If a person is keen to learn, he will find these classes useful,” he said.
Prasanta Sen, a taekwondo instructor is also doing the same thrice a week. While he used to conduct regular classes in Salt Lake, now he is using different video apps to conduct group classes. “In this situation we may not be getting combat trainings, but that is just a part of the art. While the regular exercises and techniques are being taught without any issue,” he said.
Source: Times of India