New Delhi: On March 25 around 9pm, the empty streets outside the gated apartment complexes in east Delhi’s IP Extension — which houses a cluster of high-rise societies — were overwhelmed by scores of migrant workers, many carrying heavy suitcases, backpacks and their children, walking out of the nearby IP Extension industrial area.
Confronted with a novel virus, we need a novel cure. Are you, like much of middle-class humanity, wondering what to do with the “gift” of time, which doesn’t involve substances, non-stop news monitoring or meme hunting? Here are five novels that make for lively companions in unnervingly still times.
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As the entire nation is under lockdown, netizens are keeping busy by tracking surprising phenomenas taking place all over the world through videos and pictures. From animals fearlessly stepping out from forested areas into city streets to striking pictures of the Himalayas seen from Jalandhar, Punjab, social media is flooded with some interesting events. Adding to this list is a stunning video of the City of Joy, Kolkata, captured during the lockdown.
Even as the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League hangs in balance due to the coronavirus outbreak, both the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as the IPL franchises are keeping fingers crossed for a full season of the cash-rich league. And former England skipper Kevin Pietersen believes the IPL should happen. “Let’s say July-August is the earliest, I do truly believe the IPL should happen,” Pietersen said on Star Sports Cricket Connected. “I do believe it is the kick-start to the cricket season. I think every single player around the world is desperate to play the IPL.
Riya Habbu, badminton u17 no. 1, shuttles between training, badminton practice and painting at her Pune home during the lockdown
Riya Habbu, Badminton Riya Habbu, ranked No. 1 in the under-17 category of Badminton Association of India gives priority to her fitness training and badminton during the lockdown. However, with a lot of spare time on her hands, Habbu also paints, is learning how to cook, stitch and sew.
Just because you can’t leave home it doesn’t mean you can’t have fancy meals. This dad is serving some excellent meals with a fine dining experience to his two customers and frankly, we’re seeing red as we nibble on some micro-wave popcorn. Not that popcorn isn’t awesome… we’re thankful to you for being a part of our lives when there isn’t much else. OK, we digress.
Milind Soman posts video of 81-year old mom, 28-year old wife hopping on terrace: ‘28 and 81! Be fit at every age’
Actor Milind Soman and his family are determined not to give up on their exercise regimen, despite the lockdown. On Saturday, he shared a fresh video showing his 81-year old mother and 28-year-old wife Ankita Konwar hopping and racing on their terrace as a form of exercise.
Karan Johar is spending all his time with his kids and mother as the family is in quarantine, like the entire country due to Covid-19 spread. The filmmaker has shared yet another video in his ‘toodles’ series as his kids barged into his walk-in closet on spotting Shah Rukh Khan, well almost.
A video of an elephant taking a stroll through a street in Dehradun is a beautiful sight that may lift up your spirits. The clip, however, is being shared with a false claim that it’s captured during the recent ongoing nationwide lockdown.
Times are tough and scary as much remains unknown about the coronavirus outbreak. Amid this, one upbeat doctor is trying to make people smile with his dance moves and also spreading awareness in the process.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana is quite a star even before making her Bollywood debut. Her fanpages on Instagram have a dedicated fan following. Now few pictures from her college in New York have now surfaced online.
Tennis star Roger Federer, who is currently at home in Switzerland amid coronavirus scare released a video of himself practising at home. He shared a video on Twitter in which he was seen practising tennis shots against the wall in what appeared to be his parking lot. “Another glimpse into the stay at home practice routine. I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Stay positive. Keep active. Support one another. We will get through this together,” Federer captioned the video.
Taapsee Pannu chops off hair after colour experiment goes wrong, Bhumi Pednekar can’t believe it, Anubhav Sinha reacts ‘What have you done!’
Taapsee Pannu has chopped off her hair as her new experiment didn’t go as expected. The actor is currently living in isolation amid coronavirus outbreak and thought of experimenting with her hair.
Some of you may remember being a teen and doing a few things you weren’t meant to be at those late-night hours. You may also remember how your heart would beat faster and how your palms would get clammy when that doorknob softly turned to announce the unexpected arrival of a parent. This doggo is feeling exactly that emotion and has the swiftest reaction to this intruder.
Brad Hogg picks big difference between Sachin Tendulkar vs Glenn McGrath and Sachin Tendulkar vs Shoaib Akhtar
In professional sport, athletes want to compete against the best in order to test the mettle and hence, when two world-beaters lock horns against each other it makes for a riveting watch. Hence, when Sachin Tendulkar took guard and he was up against Glenn McGrath or Shoaib Akhtar, the audiences stood up to take note and be enthralled.
Get ready for a tale that is fun, exciting, packed with splashes and a happy pupper. This is the story of Chester, a doggo who may or may not have been a fish in his past life given how much he loves water.
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