1. Ramadan shopping in COVID times
Ramadan is round the corner but like last year, this year too we are in the midst of the pandemic. While we all know that grocery shopping is an essential chore before the starting of the Holy Month, it is also important to keep in mind all the COVID-19 related safety protocols.
The best way to do Ramadan shopping this year is to make a list prior to your visit to the supermarkets so that you do not spend more time inside the malls. Make a meal plan of the entire week and shop the ingredients accordingly so that you do not have to keep going back to the stores repeatedly.
Also with online shopping catching up you can avoid visiting the stores and get everything home delivered. Remember to have your masks and also to maintain proper social distancing especially at the payment counter where you have to stand in a queue.
2. What's on Netflix and Amazon?
The new movies lineup on Netflix this month are plenty. Which movie are you waiting for? Concrete Cowboy has already released. It's about a teenager who moves to a new city and gets pulled into the local urban cowboy community. Coded Bias takes a look at MIT Media Lab researcher's discovery of racial bias in the technology.
Thunder Force which will be released on April 9 is an action flick stars Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as two childhood best friends who gain superpowers. Don't miss watching Diana: The Interview that Shocked the World to be released on April 11. This documentary dives into a famous interview in which Princess Diana spoke about her relationship with Prince Charles and opened up about her life in the royal family. Amazon Prime too has several surprises on the platform.
V, a Telugu film now available in Hindi is a cat-and-mouse chase between a celebrated cop and a serial killer. Meet Jackie Shroff in Hello Charlie and Michael B. Jordan in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse.
3.Fun of watching movies in theatres
This week watch Wasp Network, starring Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Gael García Bernal. Based on a true story - Wasp Network tells the story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on charges of espionage and murder.
Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink is about Boonie bears and bald Qiang who were accidentally caught in the beam of a shrinking flashlight, and find themselves looking up at the rest of the world. They embark on an adventure to reverse the effects, restore their size, and smash pollution to rescue the ecosystem.
Mortal Kombat, starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Max Huang, Matilda Kimber, Laura Brent is about "Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage — or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down.
4. Eat out but with safety
If you are planning to visit your favourite restaurant this weekend remember that social distancing norms and mask hygiene should be followed cautiously. Try visiting the restaurant at off-peak hours, when there will be less crowding. Choose a table that's spaced out, or go for outdoor dining. Ensure that once you are done with your lunch or dinner you leave the place. Muscat Municipality has issued preventive measures for restaurants and cafes. So as you enjoy your favourite meal, ensure that those rules are strictly maintained.