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Nineties, Unplugged!

The nineties was the decade of the Indipop artiste that ended with the arrival of the internet and a resurgence of Bollywood music. So, where are its singing stars now? Here is a look at some of the popular artistes from that generation.

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I don’t want others to learn patience the way I have, says Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt’s life and career have hit unimaginable lows. As he makes another comeback, the actor says he is now a patient man who wants to move on. In this interview, he does not dodge any question or shy away from talking about his past.

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Our Stories, Their Stories: When an Indian and a Pakistani walk into a coffee shop in a foreign land

When a Pakistani colleague and I met over a cup of coffee and tried discussing politics, it was like putting the very basics of my strongly held beliefs to test. The stories they have heard on their side are just as one-sided as ours. Eventually, we realised that we are all reluctantly loitering in the grey areas here.

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A Tree grows in Rotterdam: Artist Aji VN on returning to painting after 15 years and on handling change

It was at a retrospective of his works at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in the Netherlands, that Aji resolved that his next step would be to make oil paintings. Mostly drawn with charcoal on coloured paper, with the occasional watercolour on paper, the works are imbued with the contrasting qualities of serenity and churn, longing and quiet contemplation, strength and fragility.

Riders on the storm: Six women get ready to sail the world

The first such naval team to make such an attempt.

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Down in jungleland: A cow and bull story, or how not to attain bovine glory if you’re a rebel animal

Haryana plan: No place at home, send cow to hostel.

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Boys don’t cry: Who are men really when they are alone?

Our notions of masculinity encourage us to hide our vulnerabilities. But who are men really when they are alone? And why it’s alright to break down sometimes.

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Eye Independence Day special: Reading Freedom

From what freedom really means to us and 70 defining moments in Indian history to what it means to be a member of the LGBTQI community in modern India, here’s what we have in store for you in EYE’s 70th Independence Day special this week.

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‘I will never be free’

In May 2014, Ajmeri, who had been sentenced to death in 2006, was one of six men acquitted by the Supreme Court in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack. The court had pulled up the Gujarat police for framing innocents and the then state home minister of “non-application” of mind

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One Litre of Kerosene

What has freedom meant to the residents of a village in Phulpur, the constituency Nehru fought from in independent India’s first election?

The song that’s India: Revisiting Desh Raag

Desh Raag attempted to deliver a message of unity in diversity in pre-liberalised India.

The Border Runs Through Us

At the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, the irrevocable and bloody cleavage of the land, carried out 70 years ago, is a disorienting reality.

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Digital native: Freedom: Error 404

Digital freedom remains a goalpost that we must keep moving towards. However, digital freedom, when posited as an adversary to personal freedom, should always lose. Our governments, policymakers and technosocial leaders owe it to us to create a digital India that puts people’s freedom first.

Heroes and Hero Worship

The soldier in Indian social consciousness has evolved — from being looked upon as a member of a colonial army to the last word on patriotism.

What they didn’t tell you: Coming out is a never-ending process

Those closet doors that everyone talks about? They are revolving.