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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.

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In coronavirus lockdown, add the arts to essential services list

Be it our return to the arts or our reliance on the people who do the jobs we don't want, Covid-19 is making us re-examine our views on these important realities.
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

Indian Army Personnel (Representational image) | ANI Photo

Army may recall retd personnel with medical expertise if fight against Covid-19 intensifies 

The Army has made a composite list of all those who retired in the last two years, especially focussing on those with medical expertise and trained technicians. 

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.