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Cricketers Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan | Instagram

Virat Kohli, Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone: Quirky things celebs are up to during lockdown

Celebrities have been doing some 'fun' things to keep busy during the lockdown. We bring a quick round up.
Meena Kumari | Commons

Meena Kumari, tragedy queen on screen and accomplished poet off it

The actor began her 33-year career as a child, and went on to act in films like Majhli Didi, Pakeezah, Baiju Bawra and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam.
The Shaktimaan serial | YouTube

Shaktimaan could return to TV like Mahabharat & Ramayan, says lead actor Mukesh Khanna

Veteran actor Mukesh Khanna, who played the iconic Indian superhero, made the announcement on Twitter but asked fans to wait for more details.

For South Africa, coronavirus cure can be worse than the disease

South Africa had already arguably erred on the side of caution from a spectrum of measures. But the costs can outweigh coronavirus risk.

Can emojis be evidence in court? Forensic linguists are figuring it out

In France, a man was convicted of threatening his ex-girlfriend and sentenced to 3 months in prison. He had sent the gun emoji in a text.
Representational image | Pixabay

Community fitness groups, Instagram challenges & live exercise sessions – how Indians are staying fit under lockdown

With gyms, yoga studios and health clubs across India shut due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Indians are devising creative ways to stay fit and keep others fit as well.
Indian comics Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha | ThePrint

Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha, the comics we grew up with that grew up with us

The iconic comics that were our best friends decades ago are still there for us while we self-isolate in lockdown.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

The isolation of Bhuvan Shome is all too real in a time of social distancing

Mrinal Sen’s classic New Wave film starring Utpal Dutt also launched the career of Amitabh Bachchan who went on to become a superstar.
Ramayan

Ramayan kept an entire country indoors 33 yrs ago, but some doubt if it can do it again

Ramanand Sagar's production of Ramayan is set to return to Doordarshan Saturday as India remains hunkered down during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
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Life beyond Netflix — this is how urban India is keeping itself entertained at home

Shut in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many Indians are finding creative ways to battle boredom and loneliness.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.