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Bharat Ek Khoj: Shyam Benegal’s adaption of Nehru’s Discovery of India was a Sunday staple

The show covered a range of topics, from the Harappan Civilisation to the freedom struggle, along with mythological epics.

Chandamama, the magazine that taught generations about ethics and India for six decades

First published in 1947, the magazine survived for six decades and now loyal fans have taken to preserving its comics online.
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Ramayan, Bigg Boss reruns keep viewers hooked, but lockdown is bleeding TV of crores a day

Industry insiders say the TV landscape is likely to look very different even once the lockdown ends, with social distancing keeping reality show shoots on backburner.
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DD viewership down by nearly 50% after Ramayan ends, plans afoot to bring back Vishnu Puran 

Latest industry estimates suggest DD National continues to be the most-watched channel during the lockdown, but there are fewer takers for Ramayan sequel Uttar Ramayan.
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Malgudi Days to Karamchand – the Doordarshan classics that deserve a lockdown comeback

These classic Doordarshan shows developed a massive fan following when they first aired, and have inspired remakes and revivals.
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Reruns of 1980-90s classics Ramayan, Shaktimaan, Byomkesh make DD most-watched channel

The jump in the week of 28 March-3 April is significant as DD National was not even among the top 10 channels in the Hindi GEC category the previous week.
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Ramayan records 17 cr viewers for DD in first weekend, YouTube numbers double

BARC-Nielsen report says 5.1 crore saw Ramayan episode on Sunday while DD officials say the show along with Mahabharat & Shaktimaan have doubled Doordarshan’s YouTube traffic.
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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.
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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.

Government takes ‘steps’ as migrant workers walk miles of panic

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Yogi Adityanath said ‘gunda raj’ over and people bought it. But UP crime still the worst

The Yogi Adityanath govt’s brazen touting of encounter killings has gained popular support, but has failed to curb crime on the ground in Uttar Pradesh.
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India added 7 crore jobs in June — mostly daily wagers, farmers and small businesses

About 12 crore jobs were lost due to the lockdown in April, but things are gradually improving. However, only 39 lakh new salaried jobs have been created.

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Pangong lake area and its eight fingers marked out, near LAC | Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | Twitter

Indian and Chinese troops begin disengagement in Ladakh, Army to remain very cautious

The Indian Army will carry out a verification process in a 72-hour window to ensure China's PLA soldiers have adhered to the agreement arrived at the Corps Commander-level meetings.
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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.