The Covid-19 outbreak has proved to be one of the biggest black swans in our lifetimes and the news from around the world reminds us of its impact every day. Little did we expect an event of this magnitude would force us to temporarily shut down schools and colleges. In a time like this, it is but natural for young learners to feel unanchored without the sense of direction they are used to receiving from their schools and tutors – it is human nature! However, we believe human nature is also one of survival and resilience. While our lives may not be going back to normal anytime soon, we can embrace the new normal we have been dealt with. Who says, the learning ends in the classrooms? In fact, it is quite the contrary: opportunities to learn are present everywhere – at home, in our neighborhoods, from our own families, and of course, online. Is the lockdown getting the better of you? Catch up with Raaji Naveen and Naveen Mahesh, co-founders of Beyond 8 as they share their insights on embracing the ‘new normal’.