Indian stranded on coronavirus-striken ship sings Arijit Singh song in heartwarming video message

Amid the dreaded coronavirus infection and fear due to many positive cases of COVID-19 among the people stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, one of the crew members, Binay Kumar Sarkar, tried to lighten the atmosphere by posting a heart warming video on Facebook. Binay, who is one of the 138 Indians stuck on the cruise ship stranded at Japan’s Yokohama, sang an Arijit Singh number in the video Chal Ghar Chalen Mere Humdum from the film Malang.

From wrestling royalty to MMA for India’s Ritu Phogat

An Indian wrestler whose family story was immortalised by Bollywood is hoping to create a blockbuster of her own by becoming her country’s first world champion in the high-octane sport of mixed martial arts. Ritu Phogat, who initially followed her father and two elder sisters into wrestling, is now charting a new path after making an explosive MMA debut in November.

The Indian State needs administrative reforms, writes Manish Tewari

In the past, I represented a dense urban agglomeration, Ludhiana, once known as the Manchester of India, in Parliament. I now represent a predominantly rural constituency, with small towns scattered all across, called Sri Anandpur Sahib. Both are in Punjab. While both have diverse issues, one problem common to both of them is the quality of governance from the grassroot-level right to the very top of the pyramid. This is common across India.