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Abhimanyu Chakravorty


Abhimanyu Chakravorty is Assistant Editor with IE Online. He writes on Health, Fitness, Adventure and World politics. Follow Twitter Instagram

Science-backed tips to get more from your bodyweight workouts
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

No gym equipment? No problem. Steal these expert tips to get more from bodyweight workouts, because they’re flexible, convenient and cheap. You can also do them anywhere, any time. Also, if done properly, the benefits are immense.

Armed with ‘Himalayan idea’, Sonam Wangchuk hopes to bring a paradigm shift in education globally
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Rallying for a more contextual and experiential education in the mountains, Wanghcuk on Tuesday called for a need to devise education as per context and hoped that HIAL will break the rigid boxes of conventional thinking

Climate change: Water crisis engulfs world’s ‘highest’ village
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Retreating glaciers and inadequate snowfall during peak winter is threatening the livelihoods and food security of people in Himachal Pradesh’s picturesque Spiti mountain valley.

How the fitness industry evolved in 2017: 5 biggest trends
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

We are living in a very rich time for health and fitness, not only in terms of knowledge and a wide array of choices it presents but also self-awareness about what works for us.

Bergen: This unpretentious city is close to nature, but closer to fitness
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Bryggen was reduced to ashes by multiple fires, especially the great fire of 1702. The city was rebuilt on the very foundations that had been there since the 12th century, which essentially means Bryggen is unchanged through the course of time.

Arunachal renaming row: China’s move designed to deter India from allowing Dalai Lama’s future visit to state, says report
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Unlike the Dalai Lama's previous visit to the state in 2009, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju accompanied him on this visit, likely increasing China's mistrust over New Delhi's intentions, said the expert.

5 things that will happen to you when you plank every day
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Planks give a better balance of muscles on the front, back and sides of the body during the activity as opposed to sit-ups which target only a few muscle groups.

Cox and Kings launches Trip 360 Degree, an online community for adventure travel enthusiasts
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

In a bid to organise and infuse creativity into the niche adventure travel sector in India, Travel services provider Cox and Kings recently launched 'Trip 360 Degree' in India.

Decoding the mind-body connection: Physical fitness can lead to emotional happiness
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

It’s hard to delink this extensively documented, but poorly understood mind-body connection.

Is infrequent physical activity better or worse than not exercising at all? These studies offer some telling answers
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Two studies reveal the truth about cramming all your workouts every weekend

Trump power: Five reasons why US should be scared of what’s coming
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Everything he said during the campaign, especially repealing Obamacare, is coming true.

Nike Flyknit LunarEpic Low review: Stylistically-unique shoe with gobs of comfort, never mind the price
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

As such this shoe is very approachable and the overall ride is highly cushioned. You can run for hours without feeling fatigued.

Siachen civilian trek gives a taste of what our bravest soldiers go through in the world’s highest battlefield
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The annual month-long Siachen Civilian trek 2016 is organised by the Indian Army’s Adventure Wing between August and September.

At 23, Arjun Vajpai becomes the youngest Indian mountaineer to scale Mt Cho Oyu
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

An elated Vajpai announced on Facebook, "At 6:20am IST today, Arjun and his team was allowed by The Turquoise Goddess to summit! Everyone is safe and exhilarated!"

Donald Trump eschewed from usual vitriolic attack on Clinton, but that didn’t help
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The debate was confrontational right from the beginning, with the Republican presidential nominee repeatedly interrupting Clinton and the host.

Russia helicopter crash: Three other times Russia’s choppers went down in Syria
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Here are some other instances where Russian helicopters have crashed in the past.

All things Greek: The battle of the healthy yogurts
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

India's prominent nutritionist decodes the fine print behind Drums Food International’s Epigamia and Nestle's a+ Grekyo.

Normandy after Nice: List of terrorist attacks across the globe in 2016
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The year 2016 will be remembered as the year when terrorism clearly spread its tentacles far and wide with its epicenter in Syria and Iraq to hit across different points on the world map.

Nice attack: Why France is prime target for terrorists
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

If the Nice attack turns out to be the work of Islamic terrorists, then France could very well become the number one target.

South China Sea verdict: Looking for Chinese investments, Delhi unlikely to antagonise Beijing, says research firm
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

"We do not expect to see India going beyond diplomatic statements even after China recently blocked its entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group," said Romita Das, Senior Analyst, South Asia, Control Risks.

Modi in Africa: Here’s how far the PM has travelled since 2014
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

PM Modi's Africa tour is aimed at enhancing ties with that continent, particularly in the economic sphere and people-to-people contacts.

Uttarakhand cloudburst: SSB fears death toll likely to be much higher than 30
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Commandant 11 Battalion Didihat Rajesh Thakur said that more than 35 villagers are feared to be dead, many still missing and scores injured.

Decoded: Why you are nasty when you’re sleep deprived
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Missing sleep results in depletion of your self-control, which can potentially lead to several negative outcomes.

Five nutrition mistakes you still commit
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

A better body is 80 per cent nutrition, 20 per cent gym. Sorting your diet out is the first step to your dream physique.

From Gurgaon to Gurugram: 20 cities that changed their names
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

While more than 100 cities and towns have already been renamed, we take a look at 20 prominent ones and a glimpse into their history.

We make exercise too complicated. Here’s how to get it right
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Despite the various studies that exist today, often what we know about fitness is actually embarrassingly simple. Yet, we have found myriad ways to obscure some basic truths.

Explained: Why was the Sashastra Seema Bal force created?
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

When it was created in 1963, it was called Special Services Bureau. The name was changed to Sashatra Seema Bal in 2001 after it was given charge of the Nepal border.

Watch: Here’s how SSB jawans survive at high altitude border outposts
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a part of the Central Armed Police Force of India, organised a 184-km expedition to their high altitude posts situated along the Indo-Nepal international border in January this year.

Watch: Royal Enfield unveiled the 411cc tourer Himalayan
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

The price will be announced only mid-March, according to President Royal Enfield Rudratej Singh.

Mapping PM Modi’s foreign trips: 26 countries in 2015, 3 so far in 2016; Now off to Iran
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

PM Modi will be visiting Tehran on May 21 hoping to raise India’s relations with Iran to a new level.

Students cycle from Mumbai to Goa to impart knowledge of solar energy to villages
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

Sushil Reddy has undertaken a 500 km ride from Mumbai to Goa on a partially solar-powered bicycle to create awareness about solar energy and its ecosystem among Konkan villages along the way.

To be spiritually fit, you have to defeat your ego, says Ironman Abhishek Mishra
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Anyone can do Ironman. It’s important to know who you are and how you are coming to terms with your reality, says Abhishek Mishra.

Riders from across the border lend a helping hand in world’s 3rd toughest cycle race
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Cycling can heal relationships between nations and minimise the deeply entrenched prejudices that may exist, says Salman Siddique from Bangladesh.

VIDEO: Nicolas Henin, once in IS captivity, says airstrikes are only helping them
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

ISIS by striking French soil wanted nothing, but provoke an escalation, says Henin.

Giant Revel 2014 review: A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

The Revel is a versatile cross-country bicycle that can handle a mix of off-road, moderately technical terrain and smooth trails with ease.

4 marathon running tips no one will tell you about
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Runners make the biggest mistake of clocking most miles, but the quality of running is poor. Which is why they don't see results.