Living in a coliving space might look like a scene straight out of ‘Friends’, normally it is, but the lockdown is tough. With nearly everyone limiting their trips outside, roommates who may usually see each other only before work or in the evening are now stuck with each other all day.

And aside from the homesickness and anxiety over safety, this pandemic is aggravating arguments that have long plagued shared living spaces, including those about dirty dishes, unnecessary noise, and cluttered bathroom sinks.

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Here are some tips to navigate your life in coliving while working from home.


Work from home is tough and video calls have left us completely exhausted. While some of us have left for home, there are a lot of people who are still working in isolation, their only interaction being their roommate. It is difficult to maintain a house while being on strict work schedules. In this time, do not attach passive-aggressive notes criticizing their hygiene or have a meltdown overthinking about minuscule arguments. These are abnormal times, be kind to yourself and others around you. …

It’s easier to be friendly with everyone but perhaps not easy to make friends. This is what most of us think when we shift to a new city for further studies or a job. And when you opt for shared spaces we get nervous to share space with a stranger. Thus, we hope to stay with someone we can gel with, because how many new things can we sustain anyway?

Sharing a room with someone, is not easy but sometimes in life, we simply connect with someone and that bond stays forever. …

From being called the Garden city to Mecca of Start-Ups, the journey of Bengaluru has been a remarkable one, to say the least. Formerly known as Bangalore and still being widely called by its former name, it was the first city of India to be Electrified. A lesser-known fact is the first electric streetlight in Asia was lit in Bengaluru. …

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