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Of Master Strokes On Canvas, Dry Training And Prawn Curry - Athletes Chase Hobbies During Corona Times

India’s sportspersons are creatively using their forced leave to lay the grounds for future success. COVID-19 has certainly not dampened their spirit

Of Master Strokes On Canvas, Dry Training And Prawn Curry - Athletes Chase Hobbies During Corona Times
Paintball shooting, anyone? Of Master Strokes On Canvas, Dry Training And Prawn Curry - Athletes Chase Hobbies During Corona Times

A pandemic casts a veil across all human interaction in flesh and blood—the veil of mortality. As factories, railways and airlines stand stalled, so are fields and stadiums deserted—their pitches destitute of play, their bleachers deathly silent.

With sportspersons staring at an unc­ertain calendar across the world, top Indian athletes are using the lockdown to hone their talent and spend time with families. From exchanging their pistols with painting brushes to wielding the spatula and kitchen forceps, sportspersons have found ample time to indulge in their avocations. Some are in earnest communion with their maker, others can’t stop admiring the fancy haircut they got from their better-half. ‘Work from home’, indeed, is a catch-all term.

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