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The survival game: At the Ghazipur landfill, children defy death and disease

In this world of garbage and diseases — cancer, asthma and stomach illnesses are common — the children know that the games they play are deadly.

How to love a language: Urdu poet Gulzar Dehlvi spills his literary secrets

A Kashmiri Pandit poet talks about a lifetime spent in nurturing something that gave him comfort and identity — Urdu.


Teacher's Day: Building Blocks

In a slum in Delhi, a primary school is made demolition-proof.

Ready for Battle

Recently in the news for its attack on film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena has been at the centre of controversies ever since its inception 10 years ago

A Time To Remember, A Time To Forget

Despite suffering one of the world’s worst genocides, Rwanda, with its famous silverback mountain gorillas, is a revelation.

Best of Eye 2017: Stories that made an impact

Dear readers, EYE is not just sheets of printed stories, it’s a journey that each of you take with us, our authors and their muses week after week. We bring to you some of our best stories from 2017, just in case you missed them, or would like to revisit them.


Krishna Sobti on her childhood, days of Independence and the crisis of contemporary India

Krishna Sobti, 92, has a new novel out. But the legendary Hindi writer now sees time go by swiftly. In what she calls her “last interview”, Sobti looks back at her childhood, the days of Independence and reflects on the crisis of contemporary India.

Birth of a Nation

He was 18 and the time for independence was nigh. A 90-year-old looks back at those heady days.

Ratna Pathak Shah, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar and more: A letter to their 18-year-old selves from the present

What does it mean to come of age? What is an average 18-year-old Indian like? Let's explore the age of promise.

Smells like Teen Spirit

Eighteen is when the big transition happens, when the past and the future brim with exciting possibilities. And through it all, there was music, rich and diverse, to make life meaningful.

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Broken Chariots: Peugeot drives away with Ambassador, leaving behind a ghost township

It was at Uttarpura, a municipal town on the banks of Hooghly river, that the Ambassador was first launched by Hindustan Motors in 1957 and remained in production till 2014.