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What were you planning to do post-lockdown and how will you spend two more weeks?

The nationwide lockdown in India has meant an end to social activities — such as eating out, going to the theatre, or meeting friends.

With Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, Indian American has shed the desi identity baggage

Mindy Kaling has liberated the second-generation Indian American from the hyphenated identity. Much like Priyanka Chopra did in Quantico.
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Coming soon on Netflix: ‘Social Distance’, a Covid show from ‘Orange Is the New Black’ maker

Jenji Kohan, creator of ‘Weeds’ & ‘Orange Is the New Black’, is producing ‘Social Distance’, a comedy in which actors will film themselves from their homes.
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Netflix posts explosive growth, but warns boom may not last

The new Disney+ service has surpassed 50 million subscribers in just five months, a faster pace than predicted while three other new video services will arrive this quarter.
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Subscribing to Netflix is no longer a choice. It’s a necessity

Nearly 16 million users signed up for Netflix subscriptions in the first quarter of the year and most of those streaming converts came in March due to Covid-19.
Seeing Netflix as a data aggregation company might clue us into the company's future plans. | Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg

Netflix promises it won’t run out of TV shows anytime soon, so keep bingeing

Netflix has already finished production on almost all of its slate for this year, and has also finished filming many programmes for next year.
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How we watch and pay for entertainment will never be the same after Covid-19

The rise of Netflix and inspired copycat services has made studios and cable programmers shift some focus to streaming apps & away from theaters and traditional TV audiences.
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Tiger King on Netflix is outrageous, but more weird is Indians following it

Tiger King is so alien to the Indian ways of life that it perhaps ends up comforting us at a time when the reality isn’t that inspiring, especially in lockdown.
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Here’s what Indians are watching during Covid-19 lockdown. Spoiler: It’s not Friends reruns

According to an industry survey, users are spending around 12% more time on online streaming platforms during the lockdown period than they did before.
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Netflix won’t have new series or movies for a while as Hollywood has shut down

As housebound viewers devour more content than ever, new shows and movies aren’t getting made for Netflix and other streaming services.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
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Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

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An Apache attack helicopter of the IAF during night operations in Ladakh Monday | ANI

How IAF has played a critical role in the India-China stand-off at Ladakh

IAF has been showing off its night-flying capability in Ladakh, with fighter jets like the MiG-29 and the Sukhoi-30 carrying out round-the-clock flying.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.