Will win fight against virus together: IP Extn residents

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.

Humour: A novel cure

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.

Empty roads and eerie silence: Aerial view shows Kolkata during lockdown. Watch

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.

I do truly believe the IPL should happen: Kevin Pietersen

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.

‘Important to adapt to current situation’ – Roger Federer gives a glimpse of home workout – WATCH

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.