There are many reasons why a person picks up a sport and eventually, decides to make it a career choice. Some do it for the glitz and glamour it brings, others decide to become sportspersons for the money and a stable job. Few do it for the sheer love of it and, fewer look at it as a way of serving the country. The ones who fall in the latter category are a breed apart.
For them, money and fame are secondary. They're just happy to contribute to their nation's growth and success in any manner possible. At the forefront of pursuing glory for the nation, these athletes, celebrated as heroes, put their bodies on the line, risk injuries and their well-being. And when they call time on their career, no one cares to know where they went or what they're up to.
While they no longer seem to garner public attention as they did in their playing days, these Indian sports stars still continue to contribute to the country in their own ways.
The stories of World T20-winning cricketer Joginder Sharma, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Akhil Kumar and Asian Games champion kabaddi player Ajay Thakur are somewhat similar.
2007: #T20WorldCup hero ?? 2020: Real world hero ??
his post-cricket career as a policeman, India's Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.
[?? Joginder Sharma] pic.twitter.com/2IAAyjX3Se â ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2020 The Indian trio made the country proud with their respective achievements during their playing days. Owing to their success on the field, they were offered full-time jobs in the state police departments to commemorate them for their achievements. For sportspersons whose careers are over, the trio has once garnered limelight. Once again, for serving their nation.
The three veteran sports stars, working in the capacity of full-time police officers, are once again at the forefront, this time fulfilling their duties amid the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This is the story of five Indian sports icons who, despite their retirement, continue to serve the country and its people in times of great crisis. 1. Joginder Sharma
View this post on InstagramPrevention is the only cure for Coronavirus,Letâs be together and fight with this Pandemic situation..Please cooperate with us ð®ð³Jai Hindð®ð³A post shared by (@jogi23sharma)
At the first mention of his name, Joginder Sharma brings the memories of the last over he bowled during India's five-run win over Pakistan in the 2007 World T20 final in Johannesburg. He was the man who had turned the tide in favour of Team India by dismissing Misbah-ul-Haq on the third delivery of the final over.
While he was never seen on the international circuit again, Sharma was offered a government job for his sporting achievements. Ever since taking up the position of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with Haryana Police, Sharma has been serving the country in his role. And, more recently, he was seen manning the streets during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain COVID-19.
âI have been a DSP since 2007. This is a one-of-a-kind challenge for me as a police officer because of the general fear and I can tell you that I have seen quite a few challenges in my years of service. Our duty time starts around 6 am and we do patrolling, making people aware, send those who are out for fun to their homes, help those in need of essentials or medical aid and take action against those who try to defy without any good reason," Sharma told PTI. 2. Akhil Kumar
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Long before the likes of Vijender Singh and Shiva Thapa came to fore, Akhil Kumar was the undisputed poster boy of Indian boxing. Mesmerising everyone with his unique 'open guarded style' of boxing, Kumar is best known for his daunting run at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where he bagged a gold medal. Long after his retirement from boxing, Kumar is proving to be just as effective away from the ring.
Serving with the Gurugram Police as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) since September last year, Kumar chose to work on his 39th birthday on 27th March. "People are generally cooperative and in any case, essential services are being kept open so there is not much panic. I believe only strict enforcement of lockdown will be able to halt this virus. People are slowly understanding this," Kumar told PTI.
Apart from patrolling the roads and persuading people to stay indoors, Kumar has also been pooling money with his colleagues to buy essential food items and sanitizers for the underprivileged. 3. Jitender Kumar
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Everything was normal, people were on the roads doing their regular chores and suddenly everything came to a halt, owing to the Coronavirus outbreak in the world. In India, there are 1071 active cases and among those active cases, we also have Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor.
After being tested positive for the fourth time in a row, her family members are concerned about her health. Kanika took to Instagram to inform her fans that she is not in the ICU and also wrote an emotional note that read as, âGoing off to bed. Sending you all loving vibes. Stay safe you guys. Thank you for your concern but I am not in the ICU. I am fine. I hope my next test is negative. Waiting to go home to my kids and family. miss them! (sic)."
View this post on InstagramGoing off to bed. Sending you all loving vibes. Stay safe you guys â¤
Thank you for your concern but I am not in the ICU. I am fine.
I hope my next test is negative. Waiting to go home to my kids and family ð¤â¤ miss them!A post shared by (@kanik4kapoor)One of her family members, who did not wish to be named, said to an entertainment portal, "We are now worried over the test reports. It seems that Kanika is not responding to treatment and in this lockdown, we cannot even airlift her for advanced treatment. We can only pray for her recovery."
The singer was hospitalised on March 20 after she tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As soon as she was tested positive, people started to blast for her reckless behaviour as she didnât self-isolate her after travelling from abroad.
Kanika has also been booked by the Lucknow Police for her negligence and putting other lives in danger despite being infected with coronavirus and having been instructed by the authorities to isolate herself at home.
Kapoor was also recently trolled after Prince Charles, the king of Britain, was tested positive for coronavirus. People shared images of her meeting with the Prince from 2015 and claimed that she was the one who spread the virus to the king. But, it turned out to be fake.
#KanikaKapoor infection pic.twitter.com/2S3UGpQncG â Scientist (@OfficeVGM) March 25, 2020 Well, Kanika has deleted all her Instagram posts since her arrival from London, including the one where she declared that she had tested positive for coronavirus.
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A pandemic is upon us and it's crucial for everyone to do their part during this time to help stop the spread of coronavirus as much as they can. For most, it's just as simple as staying at home.
But, there are so many more people who are on the frontlines fighting this virus and making sure people are safe. That includes everyone from medical staff to people who are providing essentials for everyone's survival to the police doing their jobs during these trying times.
Among the cops on duty is Joginder Sharma who has gone from being a T20 World Cup hero to a real-life hero. Applauding the ex-cricketer and current officer in Haryana Police, ICC shared a post dedicated to him.
2007: #T20WorldCup hero 2020: Real world hero
In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India's Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.
[ Joginder Sharma] pic.twitter.com/2IAAyjX3Se â ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2020From 2007 to 2020, doing anything and everything for the country.
In 2007 he defeated pakistan In 2020 he will defeat corona @LoneWolf4568 â RAHUL SINGH (@imrahulsingh93) March 28, 2020
Great post Indian Cricket Council. â Abu Saarim (@AbuSaarim) March 28, 2020
Heroes do exist â¥ï¸ https://t.co/CXtggLYrsi â Pranav Pawar (@PranavP14694940) March 29, 2020
Man for the clutch moments. https://t.co/MRh1k2ygNt â Austere Virtuous troll ð®ð³ (@Warm_Apple_Pie) March 29, 2020
@jogisharma83 , who famously bowled the final over in India's World T20 win in 2007, continues to serve the country, but, on a different kind of pitch#JoginderSharma#CoronavirusPandemic #TeamIndia #Cricket #BCCI #BREAKING
Follow @imAkshaytadvi pic.twitter.com/Sw7Vut2X0P â Akshay Tadvið®ð³ (@imAkshaytadvi) March 28, 2020
Someone explain this to me.
This is great! One day we will see our ultimate legend Rohit Sharma in this uniform.... after losing a lot of weight! https://t.co/wbinupKOlx â Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 28, 2020
This man is REAL HERO. https://t.co/9dJvyAurJY â Voice of Assam (@VoiceOfAxom) March 29, 2020
What a champ.
Champion on and off the field.ð®ð³ï¸#JoginderSharma https://t.co/UAla0pf8sP â Bhavya Chand (@bhavya_journo) March 29, 2020
Joginder Sharma won us the world cup and won many hearts...
His job in uniform is commendable, a true hero, a champion ... https://t.co/2CARgTgdGv â KKz Voice (@kkzkind) March 29, 2020
"Because that's what heroes do."
That whats heroes do #JoginderSharma https://t.co/c2NfAnQ9ku â Shubham rajput (@legendsrajput) March 29, 2020
Take a bow sir. You are the inspiration to all. You are real SUPERHERO for the mankind today.. ð®ð³ð®ð³ https://t.co/8NfL58SNHL â anand pandya (@anandpandya82) March 29, 2020 View the full article
There was something I read yesterday that has been proven true over and over again. The internet can collectively troll Akshay Kumar and even bully him into leaving behind his Canadian citizenship, but his love for India doesn't end with his movies. He has, on many occasions, gone above and beyond to help the people of the country and that is actually a commendable thing.
While so many Bollywood celebrities are making TikToks instead of contributing in a way that needed, Akshay Kumar alone has decided to donate Rs 25 crores to help the people of the country who have lost everything during this pandemic.
Replying to PM Modi's tweet about how anyone who wants to help can contribute to the PM-Cares fund, he made the announcement about his generous donation because jaan hai toh jahaan hai.
This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi jiâs PM-CARES Fund. Letâs save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. ð» https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS â Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 28, 2020
Not to sound pessimistic or anything, I just really hope this money reaches to the people for whom it is intended for, that's extremely important, especially right now.
Even Modiji is impressed with Akshay Kumar.
Great gesture @akshaykumar.
Letâs keep donating for a healthier India. https://t.co/3KAqzgRFOW â Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020
That is so heartwarming, not gonna lie.
The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said, â I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing.â https://t.co/R9hEin8KF1 â Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) March 28, 2020
After this you are my real life hero! Respect and respect only ð¾ @akshaykumar https://t.co/3NdRkRxH7g â hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) March 28, 2020
How much have the Khan trio given? https://t.co/TwKWRxnOtp â Shefali Vaidya. (@ShefVaidya) March 28, 2020
Bhai jaan @akshaykumar you have proved that you are the real hero of India! https://t.co/grJJ2ZPHt5 â KRK (@kamaalrkhan) March 28, 2020
Tripathi, that Canadian has donated 25 Crores to help India in this crisis. That Canadian donated 3 crores during Assam & Bihar floods. #AkshayKumar donated money on many other occasions. And you hiding your face in New York.? The only favour U did for India is.. when you left it https://t.co/ockqDmENHs â Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) March 29, 2020
Akshay Kumar is a real hero. This meme has been updated for use with immediate effect. pic.twitter.com/awx5o9XAOM â Akshar (@AksharPathak) March 29, 2020
God bless you @akshaykumar https://t.co/GVJziL1K4t â Elisabet Elli AvrRam (@ElliAvrRam) March 28, 2020
Please keep going.
Wow, thatâs indeed tremendous @akshaykumar - Amazing gesture. I am sure many more celebrities will keep forward for this noble initiative! https://t.co/8cwzaHGYcO â Joginder Tuteja (@Tutejajoginder) March 28, 2020
Now, that's the kind of influencer we need.
Inspired by my guruji @akshaykumar sir hereâs my contribution to #PMCARES pic.twitter.com/FTBWldPgtF â ð¥ð®ð»ð·ð¶ððµ (@rk_akkiann) March 29, 2020
With no ulterior motives or desire for a political career, or setting sight for Ambassadorship or favours from the Gov; here is this gentleman citizen who pays his taxes honestly & does charity passionately. Yet some low lives call @akshaykumar a Canadian citizen ! â Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) March 29, 2020
So much respect.
That's a massive amount. Respect â Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) March 28, 2020 View the full article
Best friend, sibling, distant relatives and quirky colleagues - every good screenplay comes with a wide variety of characters to flesh out the lead role's journey through a film. Bollywood's history is lined with actors who've made a name by immersing themselves in a role, sometimes so much so that the role becomes synonymous with them - think Amjad Khan in Sholay, for example.
Today, Bollywood's best boast of some of the most incredible and intense performances ever captured on film - here's a few who did such a good job with their roles, they've outshone the main leads on the films they've worked with.
Manoj Bajpayee as Bhiku Mhatre, Satya
Possibly one of the greatest castings in Bollywood history, Bajpayee's performance in Ram Gopal Varma's critically acclaimed crime thriller was nothing short of iconic, but did you know that the actor himself wasn't confident about the role? “Everybody used to feel so excited about my performance but I wasn't sure if we are doing it right,” he said, nearly 20 years after the film. “That feeling of unsureness was always looming large because no one of the film industry was making this kind of a film.”
Vijay Raaz as Somayajulu, Delhi Belly
Raaz has become a go-to choice for voice overs, and perhaps the best example of his gruff baritone is in this incredible black comedy from 2011. Perfect comedic timing, the ability to absolutely steal every scene he's in and a script that props it all up - if only we had more villains like him in the industry.
Arshad Warsi as Shakti, Hulchul
I'll admit I've got a soft spot for Priyadarshan films, and while the over-the-top drama and hilarious gags from Hulchul make it a prime candidate for my favourite one, a large reason why is Warsi's amazing performance. He's jumpy, completely owns his role and outshines lead Akshaye Khanna in every scene they both are in - although reportedly, Warsi had been disappointed with his role during the shoot, and resigned himself to commit to a 100% performance. He sure did.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shaikh, The Lunchbox
It had to be either Paan Singh Tomar or this - one of the most interesting matchups in the history of Bollywood has been Siddiqui opposite Irrfan Khan, and given that the two were roommates during their days as struggling actors gives huge weight to their scenes together. However, Irrfan acts like he always does, and Siddiqui - instead of his gung-ho gangster or small-time crook typecasts, absolutely nails the role of a bumbling office salesman.
Saif Ali Khan as Langda Tyagi, Omkara
Another fantastic Shakespearean adaptation of Vishal Bhardwaj's Omkara brought together an epic cast - yet the surprise standout remains Saif Ali Khan in the role of the crafty, ruthless gangster Langda Tyagi. After a series of light-hearted roles, watching Saif pull off this intense performance was an absolute treat - and remains one of the best performances of his life.
Pankaj Tripathi as Principal Srivastava, Nil Battey Sannata
Similar to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi's reputation as an antagonist in film is legendary - but watching the actor's rich, lovingly crafted performance as an upstanding school principal betrays the long years he spent developing his skills as a theatre actor. 'Nil Battey Sannata' is my story,” the actor said to Times of India. “It says that one should keep dreaming, stay focused and the dreams will come true.”
Annu Kapoor as Dr. Baldev, Vicky Donor
Famous for his roles and captivating talent as a TV show host, Annu Kapoor blew expectations out of the park with his work in Vicky Donor, splitting audiences' sides with his portrayal of an eccentric fertility clinic doctor. Apparently the role was first offered to Boman Irani - while we think he would have done the role justice, Kapoor's work was just the extra kick of humour that the film needed - making Ayushmann Khurrana's debut a truly special and iconic movie. View the full article
Just a couple of weeks ago, we got one of the strangest and hilarious news story - a channel in Egypt literally interviewed the coronavirus. Back then, I was so disappointed that any Indian channel didn't do it first since something like that is so on-brand for our country.
But of course, India might disappoint me in so many ways, at least it came through when it comes to theatrics surrounding the pandemic. Tamil Nadu police made a cop wear a coronavirus helmet to raise awareness about the importance of staying home during the lockdown. You can't make this shit up.
Tamil Nadu: Police in Chennai has been creating awareness among the people about the importance of them staying at home amid #CoronavirusLockdown by making a police personnel wear a helmet designed to look like Coronavirus. The helmet has been designed by a local artist Gowtham. pic.twitter.com/LlxrUYfihX
— ANI (@ANI) March 28, 2020
He looks more like an alien than a virus, tbh.
Inspector Rajesh Babu says, "We had been talking to public. But awareness among them is very less. So we thought of doing something different. We designed a helmet that looks like coronavirus. We thought of doing something which will scare the people and make them stay at home." https://t.co/dG3NCWpUPz pic.twitter.com/wwbkhRrinT
— ANI (@ANI) March 28, 2020
This is such a tricky situation, I do think this is more hilarious than scary but I also want to acknowledge the police brutality happening all over the country at the moment. Not all cops are lathi charging innocent people who have no option but to step out for a few essentials and not all cops are making vendors and shopkeepers pay them 'hafta' and kharcha paani to do their business, but there needs to be accountability as well. This is a time for everyone to work together to their part in stopping this virus from spreading and a few people's selfishness can have a lot of repercussions.
Okay, my inner conflict monologue is done and coming back to the virus helmet, there's another very valid concern as put forward by someone in the replies.
It can have the exact opposite effect.
It won't scare them. They will instead laugh and come out of their home to see this.
— Sumit (@Kaniskmumbai) March 28, 2020
Good creativity... and great thing is that you are worried abt public and doing a good job..
— POONAM ARORA (@capoonamarora) March 28, 2020
They are getting so creative with this lmao https://t.co/nrD3COs7Nm
— Pruthaâ¡ (@pruthakadu) March 28, 2020
A+ for the effort. https://t.co/7hXQolQq2f
— Akshath (@mangalore_man) March 28, 2020
That is one creative way of spreading awareness about #coronavirus and asking people to stay at home during the #21daylockdown. #StayHomeStaySafe https://t.co/1eFnERGE0t
— Bhaskar Sarma (@Bhaskar__Sarma) March 28, 2020
This is why I love Chennai and the people there! https://t.co/kKe0eQiHdq
— notthatpk (@sinhapk) March 28, 2020
Not sure whether to laugh or cry ð¥º https://t.co/BheDUeapun
— Tushar Gugnani (@TusharGugnani) March 28, 2020
God, even I am scared of that. https://t.co/jvwdkoG4yN
— Garima Garg (@garimagarg_) March 28, 2020 View the full article
Someone needs to check up on Bollywood celebrities ASAP, as I don't think they're doing too well under lockdown these days. It honestly seems like the self-quarantine is getting to them a lot as they're locked down in their huge houses and living in their bubble of privilege and entitlement.
Since all kinds of work has been halted these days, actors have resorted to making content on their own and the latest one is a rap song by Varun Dhawan in which he has remixed PM Modi's speech announcing the lockdown.
Let's make this #lockdown a success stay home listen to our prime minister @narendramodi @PMOIndia #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/tuhvLZ9vG3
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 28, 2020
I just have one thing to say to him - Bro, this ain't it, I'm sorry.
I really hope I'm not the only one cringing hard about this 'rap song' because come on, man, you have the chance to make a real difference by helping people in need instead of doing this.
But, seems like I have an unpopular opinion on this going by the reactions. Well, if he's so interested in making remixes, I really hope he takes on 'Go Karuna, Karuna Go', as that would be hilarious. I believe in him, I know he can definitely increase the cringe factor of that.
And I oop -
Rt ke liye kya kya nhi krte celeb
— Rahul (@KattarKapoor) March 28, 2020
These entitled celebs will do anything for RTs and clout smh https://t.co/BJYyW7stfV
— A. (@Mystic_Riverr) March 28, 2020
Is he, though?
Varunnnn you're too funny man https://t.co/OPPFCSjBnZ
— Falak/ à¤«à¤²à¤ï¸ð¦ (@Falakkkk1) March 28, 2020
Overacting* https://t.co/JiwLgMWdYZ pic.twitter.com/1n1VpPRtCk
— RADHE NAAM H MERA (@Beiing_Radhe) March 28, 2020
Asking the important questions.
Sir, How many times do you wash your hands these days?
— Shivam Jaiswal ð®ð³ (@shivamj1998) March 28, 2020
Bollywood celebrities are nothing but embarrassment https://t.co/eyhBiKju2r
— ð¥NAUFILBRAHMÄSTRAï¸ (@Naufil8RK) March 28, 2020
Real help is needed.
Sir video hi dalte rhoge ya donation bhi doge.. overacting k bawajood hum apki movie dekhte hain..pls donate kare or Bollywood me appeal kare donation ke liye
— Prateekð®ð³ð®ð³ (@Sirfira_banker) March 28, 2020
Don't remind me of Kartik Aaryan.
Corona ne sabka mansik santulan bigad diya hai. Kartik kam tha ab varun bhi . https://t.co/GGENOeARNg
— sanyasi princu (@aboywithbrains) March 28, 2020
While south Indian actors are doing donations our Bollywood actors are posting gym videos and #stayhome#staysafe tweets
— Bryce walker (@Rohitguttula) March 28, 2020 View the full article
Vladimir Putin can do anything, literally anything, and still be flexing on any and every single person. It's just in his blood, or maybe he's developed that fear in people over the years.
With so many politicians and world leaders at high risk, and so many already tested positive for coronavirus, Putin is making sure he's absolutely safe in the most hilarious way possible. Just roaming around in his custom made corona hazmat suit, he's staying safe AND stylish during the chaos.
Honestly, I'm still not sure if the pictures of him in a cabinet meeting dressed in that hazmat suit are real or not - so many sources are saying it's real - but I just wanted to add a disclaimer. Moreover, I wouldn't put it past Putin to show up with all the precautions, tbh.
"Are you wearing the.." "The custom corona couture? Yes, I am."
Putin striding into the hospital dressed in Custom Corona Couture is the biggest world leader flex yet. pic.twitter.com/GUX9wWE6Tl â Ordinary Guy (@ordinarytings) March 24, 2020
A whole new level.
Heâs another level. #Putin fighting #COVID2019 pic.twitter.com/4G1sDEvget â Sadhavi Khoslað®ð³ (@sadhavi) March 28, 2020
Mixtape dropping soon.
Show me something more gangster than Putin in a hazmat suit pic.twitter.com/SpLYZYUxNk â YIMMY (@MightbeaCommee) March 28, 2020
Say what you want about Putin, but heâs not playing around. pic.twitter.com/40buQmS1GI â An0maly (@LegendaryEnergy) March 28, 2020
Our new fashion inspiration.
Iâm sorry, but Putin is cool as fuck. I wish I had a hazmat suit. pic.twitter.com/EMdE6IHTwz â Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) March 28, 2020
Putin has me SCREAMING dawg pic.twitter.com/z4L0tzOeXm â Stoney (@Stone_Marley) March 27, 2020
Of course not.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is not here for jokes pic.twitter.com/qBiasTGQNC â Maximus Ekabua (@ekabua_maximus) March 28, 2020
Can't catch him slipping.
Vladimir Putin is ready LMAOO ainât nothing gonna catch him lackin pic.twitter.com/IVgcwIoUgr â Rigel (73%) ACNH (@RigelDerg) March 28, 2020
It's a good habit.
Vladimir Putin new levels of trust no one...#CoronavirusLockdown pic.twitter.com/hsxvWSx7hW â I am Mr #This Sammy ð¼ð°ð²ð·ð´ðð·ð´ (@MachetheS) March 27, 2020
It always is.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia refuses to take chance Prevention is better than cure ð½ pic.twitter.com/Vlb4Y6Iw9F â Meghan Nimwiza (@MeghanNimwiza) March 27, 2020
A good pun.
This is how much effort *VLADIMIR* is trying to *PUTIN*#COVID19Updates pic.twitter.com/uU8lDzCcJk â Undefined Abba (@undefined_aba) March 27, 2020
Vladimir is nowhere close to Putin his health in danger pic.twitter.com/4gFTEFQ7mM â Daddy Cool (@Ikizzy_Born) March 27, 2020 View the full article
TRP* pic.twitter.com/kjltXsxYsf â Professor (@_Kalpesh_lohar_) March 28, 2020
Now that's an entrance.
Ramayan Returns in style
* Not just the first episode of Ramayan crashes the Doordarshan website due to high traffic
* But also becomes the top searched in India on Google
This shows the love Indians have towards Prabhu Shri Ram
#Ramayan â Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) March 28, 2020
The first #Super30 batch of mankind #Ramayan pic.twitter.com/s3dy75TdNv â SOCIAL DISTAN SINGH (@mayankrai3133) March 28, 2020
Goosebumps ... Thankyou @PrakashJavdekar Relieving my Childhood again ï¸ #Ramayan #Doordarshan pic.twitter.com/oXpPR3MIt6 â Vineeta singh ð®ð³ (@biharigurl) March 28, 2020
So much nostalgia.
Nostalgic to see the late Ashok Kumar on TV narrating the start of #Ramayan pic.twitter.com/HXkg9cXgsc â Aman Sharma (@AmanKayamHai_ET) March 28, 2020
Happening right now #Ramayan .. It's important for all us to watch Ramayana & Mahabharata as it will offer you spiritual answers and also answers to the fascist propaganda being run by RSS-BJP in the garb of religion.
Watch it, won't find any reference to Hindutva! Jai Shri Ram! pic.twitter.com/tQFGqgXXPp â Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) March 28, 2020
Hopefully, they're practising social distancing.
All indians now. #Ramayan pic.twitter.com/RWHXbhF5x6 â sonu sahani (@sarcashubh) March 28, 2020
*Having seen their viewers increased*
Doordarshan: pic.twitter.com/raqU7QvItp â Prince Pandeyð¦ (@princepandey_) March 28, 2020
People are enjoying.
Taking me back to childhood. #Ramayan and #Mahabharat on @DDNational with the entire family! This was our routine weekend plan. so glad itâs restarted, great way for kids to learn Indian Mythology. pic.twitter.com/ZFc4X0oTFl â Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) March 28, 2020
Indians from tomorrow at 9 am and 9 pm.#Ramayan pic.twitter.com/PvlSuyjDuR â CHEEKU (@Okay_Bye___) March 27, 2020
And I oop...
This got to be the best meme on this #Ramayan #Mahabharat #DDNational #lockdownindia pic.twitter.com/3Kv8lFk6Jp â Neha (@itsstillneha) March 27, 2020 View the full article