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Lockdown challenge: Tarundeep Rai builds muscles to maintain shape for third Olympics

Amid the nationwide lockdown, veteran Indian archer Tarundeep Rai is busy building shoulder muscles at the Army Sports Institute in Pune, which he believes will keep him in shape for Tokyo Olympics now postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement of the Tokyo Games was a bitter pill to swallow for the two-time World Championship silver medallist as he will get one year older when he takes the field for his third Olympics.

Maintaining form, focus till next year’s Olympics a challenge, but I am prepared: Abhishek Verma

Ace pistol shooter Abhishek Verma says maintaining focus and form till the Tokyo Olympics, postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be a huge challenge, but one that he is equipped to take on. The ongoing nationwide lockdown, enforced to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, has halted training schedules of all the sportspersons. And the ensuing postponement of the quadrennial Games may threaten to disturb his focus a bit.

Lockdown Diaries: The comfort of sickness by Saikat Majumdar

One of the Instagram accounts I follow is professorsashoka, “Stuff Ashoka Professors say”, a student-run, tongue-in-cheek project that archives quotable quotes Ashoka University professors have been caught mouthing in class, thankfully without calling out the speaker. Over the last few weeks, these were some of the things posted by the account: