COVID-19 has caused a seismic change in our urban environments, like hollowing out of bustling city streets, empty shopping malls and public places etc., Competition was to capture what you see through your windows and in your localities through sketching
First Prize Winner : Salmaan Mohammed
"When speaking of Indian cities, the crowded markets, public transports and festive gatherings are all part of a city's structure. We Indians find "Beauty in the Chaos" of these crowds. But what if, all of a sudden these are put on halt and public gatherings become illegal? Such a thing was caused by the Corona virus pandemic of 2020. This was the basic idea behind making of the sketch, to represent the contrast of public gathering in a busy marketplace. The market square of Hyderabad's Charminar was chosen as the scenario for this, and the sketch is made showing the "Before-After" effect of the Corona Virus situation. One half of the sketch shows how the market square would function on a normal day, with the street bustling with lively crowds. In contrast, the situation after the virus outbreak caused very less people to visit the market, while they wear masks and maintain social distances. "