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Swapna Merlin

Swapna Merlin
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Swapna Merlin worked as a Journalist at ThePrint. She is a Young India Fellow from the Batch of 2017 and has done her graduation in agriculture from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. She aims to write on the Indian agricultural & rural system and thereby draw more public interest & involvement in such issues. Find her on Twitter: @swapna_stephen

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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

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.