articles by Deven Kanal

India

Coronavirus and home quarantine: Do you qualify, how to get supplies and all the rules you and your family should follow

Here's what you need to know about preparing for home quarantine for yourself or a family member

World

Donald Trump and Republican allies vow to 'make China pay' for coronavirus, but Beijing's sovereign immunity makes threats ring hollow

On Monday, Donald Trump claimed China could have stopped the novel coronavirus before it swept the globe and said his administration was conducting "serious investigations" into what happened.

World

Trump to attend 'Howdy Modi' event: US president, seeking to burnish image ahead of 2020, banks heavily on Indian-Americans

With Donald Trump's popularity hovering in the high 30s and the low 40s in most polls, and with House Democrats stepping up their impeachment inquiry, the US president is keen to seize any opportunity to raise his profile.

Entertainment

Game of Thrones season 8 trailer signals gruesome end for fan favourites; who will live and who will die?

Now that the dust has somewhat settled, let's examine the Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer in depth and play out the arc for our fearless heroes and heels based on the two-minute preview.

Sports

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: Filipino icon shows flashes of past brilliance; is return bout with Floyd Mayweather next?

While Pacquiao certainly isn't the whirlwind of fists and feints that reduced to rubble elite level-competition during his dream run from 2007 to 2012, he's far from finished.

Entertainment

Game of Thrones season 8 teaser trailer: Five quick takeaways, from reunions to revelations

Every frame of the Game of Thrones season 8 teaser trailer, analysed | #ForTheThrone

Sports

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: Sickening to see Gypsy King's Rocky Balboa-esque comeback derailed by incompetent judging

Tyson Fury is Rocky Balboa come to life. He's battled adversity and discrimination, from growing up poor and fighting for scraps to being denied service in restaurants on account of his Gypsy roots

Sports

UFC 229: Impressive Khabib Nurmagomedov extends winning run as Conor McGregor fails to shake off ring rust

McGregor, in honourable defeat, will find his stock rising even higher. Nurmagomedov, in victory, might have made himself the villain of the piece. Will there be a rematch? Bet on it.

Entertainment

Troy: Fall of a City season 1 review — Netflix, BBC produce a hasty misfire of epic proportions

If I had to give the producers of the show Troy: Fall of a City just one piece of advice, it would have been this: Don't rush it.

Entertainment

Troy: Fall of a City trailer — Could Netflix epic be a potential Game of Thrones challenger?

Troy: Fall of a City is the story of Helen of Troy, the woman who launched a thousand ships, and brought 100,000 warriors to battle against 75,000 Trojans.

Entertainment

ESPN 30 for 30 Nature Boy Ric Flair review: Equal parts tragedy and triumph, this docu a must watch for wrestling fans

The new ESPN documentary chronicling Ric Flair's life is an essential watch for all wrestling fans.

Entertainment

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee review: Jerry Seinfeld's show, now on Netflix, is a bittersweet offering

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a delicious little brew. If only it didn't leave such a bitter aftertaste.

World

US shutdown ends: In backing down to Republicans, weak Democrats show they don't deserve return to power

It was as predictable as it was sad. After 69 hours of defiance, the Democrats voted to reopen the US government late Monday. They blinked. They caved. They choked (insert appropriate sports-related metaphor here). And what did they receive in return? Republican "assurances" that the Senate would have a clean vote on "Dreamers", the roughly 700,000 young people were brought to the United States illegally as children, mainly from Mexico and Central America.

India

Satyapal Singh's evolution remarks: Monkeying around with education will make Indian students a laughing stock

On Friday, Union minister Satyapal Singh claimed that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was "scientifically wrong" and it needed to be changed in school and college curriculum.

World

Donald Trump's week on Twitter: US president slammed Pakistan, Palestine, took credit for absence of plane crashes

After returning from his New Year's vacation, Donald Trump took stock of his first year as president. Upon sober reflection, he decided it was time to hunker down. Roll up his sleeves and get to work. To dispense with the 4 am bathroom brain farts he calls tweets and turn over a new leaf. To bring dignity and gravitas back to the Oval Office. Just kidding.

Entertainment

Wormwood review: This Netflix docudrama is burdened by director's unnecessary flight of fancy

There's probably a great hour-and-a-half's worth documentary buried in the six-hour show Wormwood, which by the close, becomes a chore.

Entertainment

La Casa De Papel review: This delightful Netflix Spanish heist drama will leave you begging for more

La Casa De Papel is told through the eyes of a young thiefTokyo, who is on the run and mourning the death of her boyfriend, who was her partner in crime.

Sports

Vijender Singh's all-win record is an ode to his skill, but he must dare to fight better opponents to court lasting greatness

It is a question only Vijender is prepared to answer. How great does he want to be? And what is he willing to risk? If he wants greatness, he's going to have to go out and land himself a name opponent. And be prepared to risk it all.