Last December, 2020 was being looked upon as the year of sports as fans marked their calendars for major sporting events.
But, in a matter of just a few months, the year 2020, that once held the promise of exciting sporting action, continues to leave sports fans frustrated and disappointed - all thanks to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) threatening the very existence of mankind.
With travel restrictions, quarantine camps and curfews all around, the fast-spreading virus continues to heckle normalcy and traumatise people across the globe. The sporting world isn't alienated to the repercussions of the scary epidemic either. The sporting events have either been cancelled or suspended owing to the fast-spreading virus.
The month of March, especially in the football world, sets the tone for a thrilling season finale. Marking the beginning of a pulsating end to the season, this time of the year generally has all club football competitions reaching a befitting end with immense pressure on the participating sides to finish on a high. But, none of that is happening right now.
When you hear that there's no EURO 2020 or Copa America this summer ?? pic.twitter.com/at5GKexDS7 â Goal (@goal) March 17, 2020 Football leagues including Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga amongst others have also been suspended as the countries continue to battle COVID-19. And, to rub salt to the wounds, the much-awaited Euro 2020 and this year's Copa America have also been pushed back by a year.
The lack of footballing action has not left just the fans, but also the players scratching their heads, wondering what to do with all the idle time at hand.
Forced to stay indoors due to contagion, while some have been busy taking up social media challenges, others are finding ways to keep their fitness levels in check and giving all gym enthusiasts a key lesson on how to remain fit at home.
Time For A Creative Leg-Day
Creative legday with the kids pic.twitter.com/GkrzNYz4Mw â Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) March 25, 2020
Sit-Ups 'Immobile' Style
View this post on InstagramOggi mi alleno con Mattia ð! E voi cosa state facendo ð§? Condividete il vostro hobby usando #HomeTeam.
@adidas @adidasITA @adidasfootballA post shared by (@ciroimmobile17)
Lewy Teaches New Push-Ups
View this post on InstagramHeavy trainings at home ððª #homeoffice #familytime #workoutA post shared by (@_rl9)
Ronaldo's Crunching Crunches
View this post on InstagramNo excuses ð¤·ð»ââï¸ðªð»A post shared by (@cristiano)
Get The Family Involved
View this post on InstagramFamily workout done! â
@pilarrubio_oficial #SergioJr #Marco #Alejandro #FamilyGoalsA post shared by (@sergioramos)
Change The Game
???? https://t.co/g0R5SZyEcD â Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) March 2, 2020
Cycling With Cute Motivation
View this post on InstagramMy daily workout motivation ð§ð¼ Hard work gets paid with chocolate ice creamð¦#SM20 #NoemiA post shared by (@shkodranmustafi)
Who Needs Weights?
View this post on InstagramMy greatest advice in life: âa little bit of wine is the solution to a lot of problemsâ #quarantainelifeA post shared by (@driesmertens)
Seek Help From Your Furry Friend
The only training partner left when youâve got to #StayAtHome ????
?? @douglascosta pic.twitter.com/9aDweyOGVV â 4 3 3 (@433) March 14, 2020
Go Raw Like Sanchez
View this post on InstagramEntrenamiento en casa ð¡
Allenamento a casa ð¾
Training at home
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Finally, there's something new happening and it's not related to the coronavirus. Chris Evans said goodbye to Marvel and Captain America last year, and since then, he's become more experimental and trying out different roles. It is actually refreshing to see him show his acting skills with a wide range of characters.
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Amid the ongoing chaos across the globe due to the increase in the number of positive cases of novel coronavirus, people across the globe are left with so many questions and doubts in their minds. On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days until April 15 in a bid to control the spread of the deadly virus. So between the jigs and reels, many people including the law enforcement officials were unsure of how to tackle the current scenario leading to severe inconvenience in times of an unprecedented crisis.
Recently, e-commerce companies delivering essentials like groceries, medicines and food alleged that they are facing harassment by the police officials and security guards. As per the news reports, the online retailers have called for an urgent intervention from the government on the same. Besides, a huge amount of fres produce had to be dumped because of the disruptions, they said. Speaking on the same, K Ganesh, promoter of online platforms like BigBasket, FreshMenu and Portea Medical, said in an interview with NDTV that over the last few days, policemen have abused, assaulted and in one case even arrested a delivery agent leading to huge disruption in their activities.
"Even though the government has taken the right step and has been categorical in exempting essential services and have specified essential services like online delivery of goods, groceries, food, medicines and medical equipment, that message has not gone to the people down the line," Ganesh said. He added, "The cop there does not know that it's an essential service, he has no mechanism to allow and disallow somebody. In many cases, they are being harsh, they are beating uppeople. In Kerala, one of our health workers going to service a patient was arrested.”
He further said, "People are risking their lives, please don't beat them up. Challan them. If people run away because their colleagues are beaten up, we cannot do anything. Don't beat up people trying to deliver goods and services.”
Echoing similar sentiments,popular online grocery retailer Grofers and meat delivery platform FreshToHome,
also said they were facing obstructions from local authorities in delivering as they were conforming to the coronavirus lockdown indiscriminately. Founder of Grofers, Saurabh Kumar tweeted that they are facing trouble in getting essentials delivered to people who need them as their warehouses were being asked to shut by the authorities. He wrote, “We @grofers are having a lot of trouble getting essentials to people who need them as our warehouses are asked to shut, and trucks and delivery partners are being stopped by the police. We apologise to our customers and are working hard to find a solution.” (sic)
We @grofersare having a lot of trouble getting essentials to people who need them as our warehouses are asked to shut, and trucks and delivery partners are being stopped by the police. We apologise to our customers and are working hard to find a solution.
— Saurabh Kumar (@theknownface) March 22, 2020
.@groferswarehouses cater to 5000 to 10000 orders daily so for every facility that gets shut we risk that many households venturing out for grocery buying. Hoping sense prevails here. We apologise to our customers again. We are trying our best to get all our facilities up.
— Saurabh Kumar (@theknownface) March 23, 2020
He also wrote, “Despite assurances that grocery is an essential service and @grofers shouldcontinue to operate, police and local authorities continue to shut warehouses. All the proactive initiatives of govt and central authorities is going to waste because of overzealous enforcement agencies.” (sic)
Despite assurances that grocery is an essential service and @grofersshould continue to operate, police and local authorities continue to shut warehouses. All the proactive initiatives of govt and central authorities is going to waste because of overzealous enforcement agencies.
— Saurabh Kumar (@theknownface) March 23, 2020
Adding to that, another e-tailer Freshtohome said, “Home Delivery Associates are doing the job of Rashtra Rakshaks, serving a noble cause of delivering food and grocery, but across the country, we are facing hurdles in delivering orders, request you to declare home delivery as an essential service.@PMOIndia.” (sic)
Home Delivery Associates are doing the job of Rashtra Rakshaks, serving a noble cause of delivering food and grocery, but across the country, we are facing hurdles in delivering orders, request you to declare home delivery as an essential service.@PMOIndia
—Freshtohome - 100% Fresh 0% Chemicals (@myfreshtohome) March 23, 2020
The disruptions have led to severe wastage. In a message to customers, grocery and milk delivery website MilkBasket said it was forced to dump 15,000 litres of milk and 10,000 kg of vegetables. Sadly, it said it will not be able to deliver fresh milk in Gurgaon, Noida and Hyderabad even on Day 2 of the lockdown.
@PMOIndia@cmohry@narendramodi@BJP4Haryana#milkbasketwhy milkbasket delivery guys are being harassed? Ain't milk and groceries considered as essentials? During the lockdown time, when there is so much of shortage of all the essentials, they had to dump 1000s of litres of milk pic.twitter.com/AnkC3XGMQN
— Swati Walia (@Swati_w) March 24, 2020
Besides, the news report further suggested that takeaway restaurants are also facing a similar crackdown. Arjun Jaiswal, founder of Baking Bad, a pizza delivery chain in Delhi NCR, alleged that staff on two-wheelers were caned by the Delhi Police. Jaiswal told NDTV, "In the East of Kailash area in south Delhi, delivery boy riding bikes are being lathi-charged. In Noida, their phones were taken away while they tried to show proof. There is complete chaos."
However, in the wake of the increasing reports of such incidents, the Modi government recently said it was taking necessary steps to ensure smooth delivery of the essentials.
Also, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "We will issue e-passes to vegetable-sellers, grocers among others to ensure essential supplies during the lockdown." Furthermore, Gurgaon and Noida Police also tweeted that they had asked policemen to allow delivery services without causing any hindrance.
All officers of Noida Police have been directed that following online delivery services @Grofers@milkbasket@bigbasket@Zomato@HarvestGold@easyday& @Spencershall be allowed to operate their services.#IndiaFightsCorona@Uppolice@CP_Noidapic.twitter.com/YQOMbtetcv
—POLICE COMMISSIONERATE NOIDA (@noidapolice) March 25, 2020
#HaryanaPolicehas directed all CPs & District SPs to allow movement of essential goods & services including delivery boys of various eCommerce portals like Amazon, BigBasket, Zomato, Swiggy etc & those engaged in homecare treatment of patients@nsvirk@cmohry#CoronaStopKaroNa
—Haryana Police (@police_haryana) March 25, 2020
PM Modi, in his televised speech earlier, requested people to refrain from panic-buying and ensured that there will be no shortage of the essentials. View the full article
Glenn Maxwell is simply one of the most talented all-rounders the Australian cricket team has ever produced. The brilliance with the bat and the ball has not only made him a big name in his own country but also earned him loads of memorable moments internationally and in the cricketing leagues of other nations as well.
People love him as a player, as a competitor, as a person. But when in 2019, Maxwell decided to take a break from his duties as a cricketer to work on his mental health, he inadvertently transformed himself into becoming a beacon of hope for other athletes, including Indian skipper Virat Kohli, to come out and talk about the issues which bothered them mentally.
JUST IN: Glenn Maxwell to take a short break from cricket after "experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health"
At a time when the entire world is reeling under having to cope up with an unforeseen situation due to a deadly virus, the least we could do is to show compassion to each other. All that it takes is a simple act of kindness and empathy to boost up one's morale during a trying time like this. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik showed commendable understanding and has announced the payment of four months' advance salary for doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff. Health personnel are the ones who are at a higher risk of contracting this virus as they closely work with the infected people day in and day out.
According to the news reports, the doctors, nurses and all health personnel across the state will receive their salaries in advance for the months of April, May, June and July. The advance payments will be made in the month of April itself, the CM said in a video message. Appreciating the commitment of the medical professionals, Patnaik, in his video message on Twitter, said, "There is no comparison of your (doctors, nurses and other staff) selfless service to the people. I and the people of Odisha are with you and your families. I salute your spirit.â
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âThose who do not behave properly with the doctors and other health personnel will be dealt with firmly. I have already directed the police to take action against such persons," Patnaik added. Meanwhile, as per the news reports, the Family and Welfare department of the state has decided to appoint doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, including retired persons, on a contractual basis in different state-run hospitals amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. According to a notification, they will be appointed on a short-term contractual basis for three months till June 30, which will be extended if required.
A specialist will get Rs. 5,000 a day, while a medical officer with an MBBS degree will get Rs. 3,000 daily. Staff nurse, laboratory technician, pharmacist and radiographers will receive Rs. 1,000 every day. Odisha is setting a wonderful example of showing solidarity and support to the medical workers who are working day and night, risking and exposing themselves to the novel Coronavirus. Other states should learn by example and soon follow suit. View the full article
With terms like quarantine, social-distancing, and self-isolation sliding into every conversation, text and social media, some of us seem well prepared for the 21-day lockdown ahead. We are talking about those with “Quarantine Game Strong” caption on Instagram.
Quarantine or social-distancing may make for cool hashtags, but when it comes to dealing with life right now, most of us are losing our cool. There's no denying that different people are dealing with the situation in different ways. While introverts and binge-watchers might have had to make the least adjustments to their lifestyle, there are travel lovers and gym enthusiasts who may feel like it's the end of the world.
Let's have a look at the different kinds of people stuck at home.
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We have 21 days â 21 days to sit at home and flatten the curve. Thatâs all we need to do, folks! To beat Coronavirus we need to channel our inner couch-potatoes and do the best job of sitting at home and binge-watching one show after another. And if youâve already run out of content, donât worry, weâve got you covered.
After running through every must-watch list, we decided to help you broaden the spectrum by adding some regional dramas/shows to the mix. Here are 5 slice-of-life family entertainers that you can sit and watch with your family on MX Player. Aani Kay Hava S1-2
The firsts always hold a very special place in marriage â be it the first time you cook together, the first festival together, your first major fight or simply the first down payment on your car or house together. These little joys of life are explored in the magical season 1 of Aani Kay Hava starring Priya Bapat as Jui and Umesh Kamat as Saket in the series. The second season explores what comes next in their married life. When the honeymoon phase is over, how does this couple change their mundane routine to strengthen their bond? Watch this amazing 6-episodic series directed by Varun Narvekar on MX Player. Samantar
When everything goes wrong, one clings on to even the slightest ray of hope. And thatâs exactly what happens to Kumar Mahajan in this 9-episodic series Samantar. When Kumar is fired from his job and canât meet his familyâs needs, he starts panicking. Even the smallest things seem to go astray for him. Thatâs when he finds his ray of hope â a visit to an astrologer reveals that a man called Sudarshan Chakrapaniâs past will be his future. That sets into motion a change of events that will take on you a thrilling ride.
Directed by Satish Rajwade this show is based on a novel by the same name. It also marks the digital debut of Swapnil Joshi along with the beautiful Tejaswini Pandit who plays his wife in the series. Pandu
Pandu, also a famous colloquial slang for the Mumbai Police, depicts the everyday problems and situation of the hardworking police force. This light-hearted comedy is a laugh riot and a real insight into the complexities of their job. The series stars Suhas Sirsat, Deepak Shirke, and Trupti Khamkar in pivotal roles. Once A Year
Not all college romances are like fairytales. They have their ups and downs. This show traces the journey of a couple who are college lovers and how hard they fight to stay together. The series showcases their journey over six years. Nipun Dharmadhikari and Mrinmayee Godbole play the lead roles in the series. Famously Filmfare Marathi
This is the regional version of the popular celebrity chat show Famously Filmfare. The Marathi version on MX Player is hosted by Amruta Khanvilkar and sees several A-lister celebrities baring their hearts out and getting up, close and personal!
Before you start worrying about buying another OTT subscription, hereâs the good news â MX Player is FREE and you can start streaming your favourite shows right away.
We all know that star kids get as much attention as any other B-town celebrity. Even if they are not a part of the movie industry just yet, the paparazzi always ensure they are snapped and this gives us an insight into what their lives are like.
Having said that, with a majority of star kids out there, Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan's son, has never failed to amaze us.
He has been in the spotlight for a while now and even though he hasn't marked his debut yet, we are constantly updated about his whereabouts through social media.
What makes his feed even catchier, is the fact that most of the pictures that he posts remind us of Shah Rukh Khan. Be it his looks or his way of dressing, Aryan clearly knows how to ace all sorts of silhouettes and give fierce competition to his father with his fashion game.
Here's a compiled list of all the times when Aryan Khan aced the fashion arena with his sartorial eccentricities.
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Happy Mothers day #gaurikhan
A post shared by Aryan Khan (@__aryan____) on May 12, 2019 at 12:07am PDT
1. Remember the time when we spotted all celebrities at Akash Ambani's engagement party? Well, our favourite star kid wasn't far behind in the fashion league.
This well-fitted blue suit with a black-tie, shows that he is truly King Khan's son as he knows how to elevate his style statement, no matter where he goes.
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#suhanakhan #shahrukhkhan #aryankhan #gaurikhan #abramkhan #ananyapanday #saraalikhan #janvikapoor #iamsrk #naturephotography#naturalhair
A post shared by Aryan Khan (@__aryan____) on May 24, 2019 at 9:41am PDT
The saying 'like father, like son', is seen quite explicitly in this picture. This one, for example, is encapsulated quite well with a leather bomber jacket topped with denim pants and a basic T-shirt. On the other hand, SRK's way of wearing the jacket with cargo pants is relatable too.
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A post shared by Aryan Khan (@__aryan____) on Mar 17, 2019 at 8:19pm PDT
We cannot take our eyes off that jawline. Add to that, oversized orange jacket for winter days, sums up this picture in the most pleasing manner.
While we have seen SRK wearing such silhouettes, this one from Aryan's closet, shows where he gets his inspiration from.
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A post shared by Aryan Khan (@__aryan____) on Jul 1, 2018 at 8:37am PDT
Balenciaga sock sneakers are hands down the most versatile pair of sneakers we have seen and it looks like the trend of wearing them runs in the Khan family. A look at this picture and you would see how Aryan, AbRam and SRK are all wearing the same sock sneakers in different colours. This is beyond words for us!
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A post shared by Aryan Khan (@__aryan____) on Jan 28, 2018 at 3:04am PST
Aryan looks like SRK's spitting image in this one. Also, the way he is sporting the smart casual outfit is truly raising the temperature.
A white shirt with undone buttons, layered with a black blazer is an instant way to stand out. If this is not tempting enough, we don't know what is!
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A post shared by Aryan Khan (@__aryan____) on Mar 24, 2020 at 7:30am PDT
Aryan clearly doesn't need any more fashion lessons as he has already struck a chord with us with his choices.
This one, where he has layered a grey denim jacket over an oversized Givenchy red hoodie and camouflage pants is athleisure fashion at its best. Hats off! View the full article
Prime Minister Narendra Modi,on Tuesday night, announced that the entire nation is going to go on a 21-day lockdown until April 15th in order to contain the Coronavirus outbreak.
For many people, the news came as a surprise, but wasn't this the most expected thing to happen?
However, many of us expected a prolonged lockdownas the cases of the pandemic is dismally increasing across the globe. As soon as PM Modi made the announcement of a lockdown, Twitter started getting flooded with memes.
And during such times, we think a little humour will not hurt anyone. So, get ready for a laugh riot!
Here you go-
Makes sense to us right now!
lockdown expanded form 31st march to 15 April :
Modi Ji : #21daylockdown #Coronaviruslockdown pic.twitter.com/Vu0k8vHYHW
— Prince Pandeyðð¦ (@princepandey_) March 24, 2020
Now, staying indoors is the only way out.
Corona has reached its third stage, Indians Right now: pic.twitter.com/7x7WaheEJ2
— Sachin Singh Baghel (@sachinn_07) March 24, 2020
Time for a lot of Netflix and chill!
Pubg, Netflix during 21 days of lockdown:#21daylockdown pic.twitter.com/6eE8jKSQ6D
— Mayur ð¦ (@Mayur_Somsole) March 24, 2020
Netflix during #21daylockdown be like pic.twitter.com/TJ0pw8Jmw3
— Akash (@vaderakash) March 24, 2020
I am going to sleep all day long.
#21daylockdown My 21days plan pic.twitter.com/9xBWOT7WkW
— Your Passion (@ApunHizBhagwanH) March 25, 2020
Day 1 of lockdown vs day 21#StayAtHomeSaveLives #21daylockdown #21DaysChallenge pic.twitter.com/4jB1yelX8D
— odin putra THOR (@thor_odin_putra) March 25, 2020
This is so true. It's like panic is in our blood!
Modi ji announces 21 days #lockdown
Le Indians:- pic.twitter.com/QjDz2nfV8d
— neeraj (@VenomNeeraj) March 25, 2020
All of us after 21 days!
1st day after 21 days pic.twitter.com/nXyreCD88J
— kaptaanð®ð³ (@adarsh_gurjarr) March 24, 2020
Ghar rahega toh zinda rahega…
Modiji announced a lockdown for 21 days.
Le me:- pic.twitter.com/MgSDF6yb0W
— Aman Shrivastava (@Shrivastava_ji_) March 24, 2020
After #21daylockdown Every policemans be like ð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/LXs5ocBj5A
— Maroof (@Maroof_khaan) March 24, 2020
Legends, Who will be remembered for their 21 Days Scheme.#21daylockdown pic.twitter.com/4dAc5zuJhb
— Anubhav Chaurasia (@theMrFlame) March 24, 2020
Also, Kartik Aaryan recently posted a meme about the 21-day lockdown and you can't miss this one.
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21 din mein Paisa Double
A post shared by KARTIK AARYAN (@kartikaaryan) on Mar 24, 2020 at 11:11am PDT
The cases of positive Coronavirus patients in India have reached 562 so far, and to contain the outbreak, it is necessary for all of us to stay indoors and practise social distancing as much as possible.
However, all essential commodities will be available during the 21-day lockdown including groceries, vegetables and medicines, etc.
All we hope is for the pandemic to end soon and till then stay indoors and keep washing your hands. View the full article
On this day, last year, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) were busy fighting it out with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the fourth match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). A whirlwind knock of 79 runs by Chris Gayle and an impressive spell of 2-31 by Mujeeb Ur Rahman powered the visiting KXIP brigade to a 14-run triumph in Jaipur.
But, that IPL clash is neither known for Gayle's knock, nor for KXIP's crucial away win. The pulsating match is widely remembered for the 'mankading' incident that grabbed all the limelight.
Chasing a total of 184 runs, Rajasthan were looking on course in their run-chase with Jos Buttler carrying the baton for the home side. But, just when the hosts looked in control, Ravichandran Ashwin surprised everyone.
It was the 13th over when KXIP captain Ashwin was into the attack. On the fifth delivery of the over, he was getting ready to bowl to Sanju Samson when, right before moving into his delivery stride, Ashwin caught Buttler short at the crease by dislodging the bails at the non-striker's end.
Following an appeal, which led to a referral to the third umpire, a furious Buttler was ruled out.
Donât know where understanding of spirit comes from, if itâs in the rules, itâs there - Ashwin on the 'mankading' of Jos Buttler.#T20Cricket #Mankading #Rajasthan #Punjab pic.twitter.com/xOSnaJaScf â Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) March 26, 2019 Buttler's 'mankading' at the hands of Ashwin drew all sorts of responses on social media with factions divided as some deeming it fit as per rules of the games and others opining it was against the spirit of cricket.
Well, it's been exactly a year, but the debate still goes on. While the opinions of fans and pundits remain divided, Ashwin seems to have found good use of the infamous incident.
With India under a 21-day lockdown amid novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the off-spinner used his 'Buttler mankading' incident to highlight the importance of staying indoors in times of crisis.
Taking to Twitter, Ashwin shared the infamous photo of himself where he was seen 'mankading' the England batsmen during last year's clash.
Hahaha, somebody sent me this and told me it's exactly been 1 year since this run out happened.
As the nation goes into a lockdown, this is a good reminder to my citizens.
Don't wander out. Stay inside, stay safe! #21DayLockdown pic.twitter.com/bSN1454kFt â lets stay indoors India ???? (@ashwinravi99) March 25, 2020 "Hahaha, somebody sent me this and told me it's exactly been 1 year since this run out happened. As the nation goes into a lockdown, this is a good reminder to my citizens. Don't wander out. Stay inside, stay safe! #21DayLockdown," he tweeted.
Ashwin's tweet has garnered a lot of response on social media with fans sharing their own views on the current lockdown situation and the 'mankading' incident.
He crossed Lakshman Rekha???? and got out???? â yella Akhil (@AkhilYella) March 25, 2020Butler reaction will be ???? pic.twitter.com/g1IXXvHn61 â Thiaga (@thiaga87) March 25, 2020#21daylockdown related to 22 Yards!
When rule makers have set out guidelines & instructions, follow that, it's in best interest of everyone involved in.
Don't disrespect it, venture out & then say oh I went only one day only, to see my friend, not intended for this, that etc. â Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) March 25, 2020Loved how you referred it as the way it should be referred to as a "RUN-OUT". Also, brilliant way to spread the message of #LockdownIndia. Full of wit and Humour as always ?? #StayAtHomeSaveLives â Kartik O ??????? (@KOCricket528) March 25, 2020Ye bhi hamesha yaad rahega @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/jp3qIyWExM â Abhishek Deval (@AbhishekDeval7) March 25, 2020@josbuttler ?????? Stay Safe Always â Arun Krivin (@arunperfect7) March 25, 2020 View the full article
Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak right now, we have all been restricted to staying in our homes as the nation is in a state of total lockdown.
Everyone is finding ways to keep themselves busy throughout this self-isolation period, and yesterday, just after PM Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown, Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor decided to conduct an interactive session with his fans on Twitter.
Chalo let's chat.
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) March 24, 2020
During the #AskMe session, the actor was asked some very hilarious questions and his responses were just bang on.
One particular fan asked him, “21 din lockdown mei wife ko kaise khush rakhein?”
To which the Kabir Singh star replied saying, “Adarpoorvak Seva Karo. Boss boss hota hai.”
I hope men are taking note of it as, during the time of lockdown when there's no domestic help, you will have to help your wives at home, without any doubt.
Adarpoorvak Seva karo. Boss boss hota hai. https://t.co/YLSAr9NjVT
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) March 24, 2020
Another fan also asked a rather interesting question, “What would Kabir Singh do during a lockdown for 21 days?”
On this, Shahid said, “Hug Preeti ( the dog ) and make do. Rules are rules bro.”
Through this response, he made two things pretty clear. One, dogs can't catch Coronavirus so you can easily spend time with them and two, rules have to be followed and no exceptions can be made, even for Kabir Singh.
Hug preeti ( the dog ) and make do. Rules are rules bro. https://t.co/M7UAaKdc1N
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) March 24, 2020
Shahid also requested his fans to stay home and stay safe, further advising them to pray, meditate and read during this lockdown time.
Be at home. Stay safe. Stay mentally emotionally and physically strong. Spread love. Have faith. Pray often. Speak to all those who matter daily. Meditate. Read. Cook. See the sky turn bluer every day. 21 days. Will pass. Keep it real and make it count you all.
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) March 24, 2020
Not just Shahid, other Bollywood celebs too are helping the government in spreading the message of social distancing through their social media platforms as that's the only key to fight Coronavirus right now.
In India, there are 560 active cases of Covid-19, so far, and to prevent it from spreading it any further, this lockdown has been imposed.
MensXP also urges you to adhere to these guidelines and stay home, stay safe. View the full article
Everyone in the world who is able to work from home has been doing that for a couple of weeks now and well, it's going to continue for at least 21 more days for us in India. However, staying at home is the least anyone can do to contribute to stopping this pandemic, it's the bare minimum.
Nonetheless, self-isolation can get very monotonous and lonely, and therefore, people are coming up with creative ways to keep themselves entertained. The latest work from home trend is referring to your pet(s) as your co-workers and honestly, it's the most wholesome thing ever.
for those of you working from home or are in quarantine, and who have pets, tell me what they have been doing most recently but refer to them as your co-worker
— altrey (@aubviouslynot) March 22, 2020
Turns out, everyone has very weird co-workers and HR needs to take necessary action about all the inappropriate behaviour.
Everyone has lazy coworkers.
coworker is a lazy, bug-eyed fiend pic.twitter.com/YDcWE4gnwf
— altrey (@aubviouslynot) March 23, 2020
I got out of bed this morning and i forgot i let my co worker sleep outside my room. We've been really enjoying each others company so i thought it'd be okay, until she took a shit on the floor. Now i got her caged up again.
— julieczzy (@julieeeblows) March 23, 2020
She's just vibing.
my coworker screamed at her reflection in the mirror and then threw up on the floor
— eleanor rigby ð¼ (@eelsfeels) March 22, 2020
HR, do something.
my co-worker is straight-up assaulting me on a daily basis pic.twitter.com/nxfSBTX1jf
— Milo Szecket (@DocNum4) March 22, 2020
At least he looks guilty.
My BRAND NEW coworker took a huge dump & stepped in it and we had to give him a bath pic.twitter.com/oMvpuQgmgb
— this is not a drill (@plaidamdriver) March 24, 2020
my coworker decided to nap at his desk which like, fine, but now he's talking in his sleep???? pic.twitter.com/O8At4Ij9PN
— neeks (@neekstj) March 23, 2020
This would be so hilarious out of context.
My coworker slapped the fuck out of my other coworker for sniffing her asshole https://t.co/DCtZxqorXx
— ari (@AriannaDantone) March 23, 2020
I can relate.
one of my coworkers goes into the bathroom and screams every now and then https://t.co/7E3bSRzRhr
— funny little boy @ acnhð (@GHOST_AND_PALS) March 23, 2020
At least he's getting some.
my co-worker keeps having sex with his toys while watching my other go-worker through the window https://t.co/3fWmolEO4L
— grace (@gracebeverley) March 24, 2020
Sounds like fun.
two of my co-workers fall asleep on the floor, and then one uses the other's ass like a pillow, but then *that* co-worker farts and wakes them both up
this has happened many times https://t.co/F3L7qt7fU1
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) March 24, 2020
my coworker just got promoted to assistant branch manager pic.twitter.com/qqz0KyQJ1C
— liz (@renaissancebtch) March 23, 2020
He's doing his best.
I don't think HR can help if my coworker is just a beautiful idiot pic.twitter.com/FuwkeGFxKr
— R2 (@On_the_prawel) March 23, 2020
A good boy.
my coworker is taking the hand washing thing a little too far pic.twitter.com/PpNzGSRXax
— ¡ kitana ! (@kitanacox) March 22, 2020
My coworker keeps licking my laptop while making direct eye contact with me pic.twitter.com/v48hlCA7WU
— Jbazz (@julia_bazz) March 22, 2020
Such needy co-workers.
my one coworker shat on the floor and the other one screams at me for food whenever i leave my room
— paul rudd (@philsadelphia) March 23, 2020
Chris from accounting won't stop licking my face.
— Andrew Naquin (@AndrewNaquin) March 22, 2020
my co-worker is screaming everytime i go back to my own office without stopping to hi to her first ((so approximately every hour)) pic.twitter.com/iGyGcqzQu8
— Êá´Ês (@breeoff) March 24, 2020
That picture will make your day.
one of my co workers just follows me around all day and the other just stares at me and cries. it gets really uncomfortable sometimes.. this is them having tea this morning pic.twitter.com/c0TPwgawKI
— ni ni ð¥ (@niahcaitlynx) March 23, 2020 View the full article
Amid the ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe, India, too, has stepped up its pace to contain the deadly virus in the country. While a total of 4,22,966 positive cases and 18,906 deaths have been recorded in over 165 nations, India too has witnessed a steep rise in the coronavirus graph with as many as 562 confirmed cases and 10 fatalities so far.
Given the situation at hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked all citizens to observe 'Janta Curfew' on March 22. Also, with the COVID-19 tightening the noose on India, PM Modi, on March 24, announced a much-needed nationwide lockdown for a period of 21 days. The Indian government's move means that people are restricted to their respective residences with a lot of idle time at hand.
Addressing the nation on battling the COVID-19 menace. #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/jKyFMOQO5a â Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 24, 2020While the move, a need of the hour, left many worried and scared, it gave an opportunity to many to make the most of it. We've seen a lot of sportspersons using all this idle time to post videos of themselves taking on 'Toilet-Paper Challenge' and 'Stay At Home Challenge' to enthral fans. But, Shikhar Dhawan seems to have taken it a notch further.
During this lockdown a lot of animals/birds who were dependent on us for their daily food are now going to go hungry. Humble request to you to put out food/water bowls outside your homes. From the safety of our homes, save some souls.#compassionintimesofcorona @pfaindia pic.twitter.com/cE5NO5jqmf â Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) March 24, 2020The Indian opening batsman, akin to other sports stars, has been pretty active on social media since the self-isolation protocols were implemented in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. From sharing informative videos to asking people to put out food for animals and birds, Dhawan has been as consistent off the field as he has been on it.
Life after one week at home. Reality hits hard ?? #AeshaDhawan @BoatNirvana #boAtheadStayINsane ???? pic.twitter.com/ZTM2IhGV3c â Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) March 24, 2020But, leaving all seriousness aside, Dhawan has now come up with a hilarious video where he seems to have hilariously highlighted the plight of husbands in these times of self-isolation. The video shows the Indian opener washing clothes and cleaning the toilet under the directives of his wife Aesha who is seen putting on the make-up and chatting on the phone. "Life after one week at home. Reality hits hard," Dhawan tweeted.
I hear you ?????? @SDhawan25 https://t.co/lnPParxBft â David Warner (@davidwarner31) March 24, 2020The hilarious video has garnered all sorts of responses on social media. Australian opening batsman David Warner, too, took note of Dhawan's funny Twitter video and responded, "I hear you".
On the other hand, the United Nations has expressed solidarity with India in its fight against coronavirus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to India, Henk Bekedam, praised PM Modi's 21-day nationwide lockdown as a "comprehensive and robust" response to the raging COVID-19 epidemic.
Starting midnight today, the entire country will go under a complete lockdown for 21 days. This is an essential step in this decisive battle against the #coronavirus pandemic: @PMOIndia @narendramodi during his address to the nation on battling #COVID19.#IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/7zkItg3X9t â United Nations India (@UNinIndia) March 24, 2020"Massive efforts have been made towards prevention and containing the spread, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory capacity, contact tracing and isolation and risk communications. It is vital that we come together in solidarity and help in breaking the chain of transmission and flattening the curve," Bekedam said.