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Social Media During Lockdown: From Dalgona Coffee To Online Antakshari, Fads That Are Keeping Everyone Busy

Dalgona Coffee Started Out As A Trend In South Korea For Its Resemblance To A Toffee Dessert. The Recipe Is Nothing But Hand-beaten Coffee.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 04 Apr 2020, 01:21:56 PM
dalgona coffee and sonam kapoor doing hand emoji challenge

Dalgona Coffee and Hand Emoji Challenge (Photo Credit: Instagram@dskriani/@sonamkapoorahuja)

New Delhi:

Thanks to the lockdown, cooking food and doing household chores following social media trends has become a new productivity filter for many millennials who have never been interested  in home tasks before. Even Bollywood actors like Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora are spending their time at kitchen getting ready home cooked food for family. The motive behind these trends mostly set up by influencers is to keep the Insta fam motivated during these distressed times. The current current that is turning everyone a food vlogger is the humble Dalgona coffee, the usual beaten cooffee with a twist and a name change that makes it sound more fancy.

Dalgona Coffee started out as a trend in South Korea for its resemblance to a toffee dessert. The recipe is nothing but hand beaten coffee. All you have to do us add two spoons (each) of instant coffee powder, sugar and hot water in a bowl, then beating it till your arms are sore. The rich ones can use a electric beaten o get that fine foam. Now top a glass of cold milk and ice with the fluffy mix. Cool as it looks, it’s still got many Indians wondering what’s so special about this ‘phetun coffee’, common across many Indian households.

Here some of the household rendition to DalgonaCoffee.


Other Insta fads getting viral are:


In this effect users try to imitate nine different hand gestures (thumbs up or down, rock on, peace and the like) that pop up on the screen to the beat of the fast-paced ‘Lalala’ by Y2K & Bbno$ (ilkan Gunuc remix). Celebrities like the Jonas Brothers, Parineeti Chopra, Jacqueline Fernandes and others have given it a shot.


#UntilTomorrow Challenge

If you see your Instagram friends posting cringeworth pictures of themselves and wonder if the lockdown is making them crazy, you have arrived at the #UntilTomorrow challenge. The only rule for the game is you cannot be poise, the memory, moent or pose should e embarassing, something that had been in your gallery for uite some time but you never shared. The point is to evoke guiltfree fun. Also the picture should be there in your feed for a day so that every one has a good look on it. 



This one is for the Indians who love to wrap the gumble five yard. Its just a repurposing of  an old challenge where Indian women post picture of them in sarees one everyday. 

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Day : 6 #21days21sarees So a few people are seeming agitated with the idea of saree challenges, food and creativity challenges that are going on internet during such a hard time where people are losing lives and battling a global pandemic. They’re even tweeting 'is this all what you can do ? So here’s my two cents. Yes! I can do this and do much more than this. I am controlling what is in my control. I am giving them a small reason to feel good about themselves where people are over exhausted working tirelessly for their families. I am trying comfort women to keep sane doing chores beyond their capacities. To dress up and show up for self and look forward to something the next day. If we are self absorbed, I want to ask what contribution are you making to the society ? If migrants are sleeping hungry are you sleeping hungry with them? Are you going out to feed even one on the road? Did you donate ? These armchair activists are just capable of sitting and passing judgements to those who are trying to keep themselves happy thru something harmlessly and in a complete innocuous way. Having a special skill is a gift. Let those who’re playing with makeup play, those who wana workout or dance let them be. Keep your hypocrisy and fugitive kindness to your ass, just in order to sound cool and appear different let me remind you you’re doing nothing. Just NOTHING! Not making a difference in someone’s life and probably unhappy with your own, so if you’ve temporarily stopped posting food or saree pictures of you, you are a counterfeit! An invertebrate pseudo intellectual and nothing more. #saree #keepstrong #keepsane #mashru #blockprints #bagru #patchwork #pandemic #fight #stayinghome #positivevibes #sareeblousedesigns #styling #instalike #potd #ootd #quarantine #quarantineandchill

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Baithe baithe kya karein? In the times of social distancing , evn antakshari is game on albiet on video coferencig, However,  in this trend a person sings a song in a story and tags others with a letter for them to start the next song. The trend is surfacing hidden talents and some of the posts are surprisingly balm to sore ears. 


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First Published : 04 Apr 2020, 01:19:50 PM