Jhumka Jhumur – Episode 2

The Covid Cook

Hello Everyone!

Jhumka Jhumur is back in this second episode with yet another interaction with her son Ishaan, who seems to be at his witty best as ever.

Episode Background

The pandemic has brought in disruption in umpteen ways, which we didn’t think possible. For example, at home it became even more challenging with the entire family in WFH mode and domestic help becoming scarce due to various reasons.

This situation of course did not spare Jhumka Jhumur either!

So, like millions of homemakers across the world, she too had to learn to manage the additional work that came in when the cook, the maid or the part time help simply could not turn up in their regular routine as earlier.

Episode 2 makes an attempt to highlight this, albeit in a light hearted manner. Read on to find out what the mother-son duo have in store for us this time!


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All Illustrations created in collaboration with Ritwicka Banerjee. Your effort and creativity always impresses! Thank you so much 😊

You can visit her Instagram page phantasmicart for more amazing art.

Dear Reader,

Have you had any such experience as above? Have any of your domestic help, who provide us comfort with their presence in our homes, been unable to re-join work due to the pandemic?

Do share below your thoughts and also what you think of this particular episode.

Look forward as always to hearing from you!

Copyright © 2021 Wasim Jawaid

This work of fiction, written by Wasim Jawaid is the author’s sole intellectual property. All rights are reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including printing, photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author. For permission requests, send an email to the author wasim.jawaid@gmail.com

18 thoughts on “Jhumka Jhumur – Episode 2”

  1. You have caught all the nuances in your comic strip.. The terminology covid cook applies to many of us I guess. Special kudos to the illustrator. Good work to bring out the message. Waiting for more

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  2. As always…..a very engaging read , but alas too short. Wish it were longer. Please keep writing …..hope we don’t have to wait long for the next episode. Good luck and God bless.

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  3. Very well brought forth the problems faced by the people – especially the women folk- in the absence of domestic help. Good job Wasim and Ritwicka 👏

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  4. Well articulated and illustrated as well..I definitely relate to Jhumka Jhumur as you have struck the right chord and Wasim I just love the way you present with these catchy titles and COVID COOK is super and you will find them in almost all households 😃😃

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  5. Isn’t this the reality of life for most of us in urban areas? But look at it this way: this pandemic has actually made us so much more aware of how dependent we had become on others in running our lives..

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    1. Fantastic point raised HeMan! Yes you are absolutely right and in this process we also realised that there are some tasks which we ourselves can do and not depend on others.

      Talk of AtmaNirbharta 😄


  6. Interesting title u had suggested for the story. True and short story. Worth waiting for the story. Enjoyed reading and awesome sketches!

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