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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.

Star kids raise awareness over Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic currently remains the most talked-about issue the world over, and not only celebrities but even their kids are doing their bit in this collective fight against the deadly novel coronavirus. Through pictures and videos posted on social media, star kids are proving to be second to none in spreading awareness about the fast-spreading illness.

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.