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Ila Patnaik

Ila Patnaik
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Ila Patnaik is an economist and a professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.

On Camera

Ramayan

Game of Thrones holds viewership records, but Ramayan could cause ‘curfews’ in India

In the post-Matrix world, it will be tough to go back to the slow-moving arrows of old Ramayan, especially when newer shows have been our experience to TV mythology.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

Army doctor and JCO test positive for Covid-19, both had travelled to Delhi separately

The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.