A pandemic is upon us and the only and most important thing people can do to stop it is just stay at home. It's that simple and it's great to see everyone who's able to stay indoors actually are. It's the bare minimum people can do to stop the spread of coronavirus.
While most Indians seem to be following the protocol, there are some extra measures taken to keep people inside their homes. For example, just start re-airing a show that used to keep people glued to their TV screens even without a potentially world-ending event.
Yes, because of popular demand, Ramanand Sagar's iconic show Ramayan has started airing on DD National from today, and there's so much nostalgia attached to it that people are over the moon about the recast.
To paraphrase the message, my dad was just reading aloud - "Back in the day when Ramayan aired, the roads would be empty because everyone was watching the show. Now that the roads are empty, they have started airing Ramayan again."
It's like everyone has transported back in time and are once again glued to the TV to catch every episode of the legendary show.
Full attendance infront of the TV @ 9am. We are re-living our childhood (I was 7 years old and my parents bought a Bush TV for me to see this show)... my kids might never understand but Iâm happy they are watching with me. #Ramayan @DDNational pic.twitter.com/pYIM7zj4wDâ Shweta Shalini (@shweta_shalini) March 28, 2020
Ramayan Returns in style
* Not just the first episode of Ramayan crashes the Doordarshan website due to high traffic
* But also becomes the top searched in India on Google
This shows the love Indians have towards Prabhu Shri Ram
Happening right now #Ramayan .. It's important for all us to watch Ramayana & Mahabharata as it will offer you spiritual answers and also answers to the fascist propaganda being run by RSS-BJP in the garb of religion.
Watch it, won't find any reference to Hindutva! Jai Shri Ram! pic.twitter.com/tQFGqgXXPp
Taking me back to childhood. #Ramayan and #Mahabharat on @DDNational with the entire family! This was our routine weekend plan. so glad itâs restarted, great way for kids to learn Indian Mythology. pic.twitter.com/ZFc4X0oTFlâ Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) March 28, 2020 Yep. March 27, 2020 And I oop... March 27, 2020