In times of covid-19 lockdown, Ramayan netting younger viewers as well
Some millennials have discovered the series thanks to their parents, while others have followed online conversations
On an average, each episode of Ramayana has seen 42.6 million tune-ins
NEW DELHI: Astha Dhal didn’t have much to do after her 10th board exams ended last month. The Delhi-based 16-year old who had been engrossed in studies the past few months was robbed of all avenues of entertainment once the exams ended as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nation-wide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. With nowhere to go and not much to watch on television since all production activities had come to a halt, Dhal was in for a pleasant surprise when her parents introduced her to the re-runs of Ramanand Sagar’s legendary epic Ramayana that state broadcaster Doordarshan started airing last weekend.