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‘He/ Him/ She/ Her/ It/ They/ Them… I slay in all’Sign In to read

August 14, 2023 07:00 IST

Fashion stylist Pushpak Sen on the liberation that wearing a sari brings

baua devi

‘Being able to paint what I want is freedom to me’Sign In to read

August 14, 2023 06:00 IST

The 2017 Padma Shri awardee from Bihar's Madhubani district on how art opened up her world and took her places


‘Kathak has given me independence’Sign In to read

August 14, 2023 06:00 IST

What it means to be a male dancer in a world of stereotypes and tradition

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‘My bookstore has been my greatest experience of freedom’Sign In to read

August 13, 2023 07:42 IST

What began on the pavement turned into city scholars’ favourite haunt

Tannishtha Chatterjee independence day

‘I like to believe she accepted me as her own from the second I met her’Sign In to read

August 13, 2023 07:43 IST

An actor on choosing to be a single mother to an adopted child over having biological children of her own

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‘My independence day has come to me over and over again’Sign In to read

August 13, 2023 09:20 IST

Reba Das on building her life up from scratch and getting her maths right


‘Why I call myself an Indian’Sign In to read

August 13, 2023 10:05 IST

This August 15, as we lead the world to empathetic ways of living, in our nation, freedom for one is freedom for all

Husna Sait, 47, is a bridal couturier from Bengaluru.

‘My journey as an entrepreneur gave me wings’Sign In to read

August 13, 2023 07:42 IST

How a Kutchi Gujarati Muslim woman shed off her inhibitions and set up a successful business

Muskan Godiyal, 22, is a college student.

‘I got to know myself better, take decisions for my own body’Sign In to read

August 13, 2023 11:39 IST

The freedom to do what I want without worrying about consequences

sarah lall independence day

‘It was a huge relief to be able to hand in my resignation’Sign In to read

August 13, 2023 22:24 IST

Why quitting her well-paying job gave a college professor a sense of freedom

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‘There is no going back now’Sign In to read

August 13, 2023 08:08 IST

How I did not lose weight but found myself


What ails the cheetahs in Kuno?Premium Story

August 9, 2023 12:02 IST

On the first anniversary of India’s cheetah reintroduction project, a look at their life behind the scenes


As modern lives become more complicated, a generation of new parents is reaching out to advisory professionals for guidance on how to raise their children with empathyPremium Story

August 6, 2023 14:30 IST

From how to manage your child's tantrums to getting your in-laws to respect your rules for your child, these coaches are guiding parents to a gentler way of child rearing.

Tota Roy Chodhury

Tota Roy Chowdhary on Rocky Aur Rani: ‘Had to do this for all artistes who are catcalled for not conforming to traditional concepts of masculinity’

August 6, 2023 14:15 IST

How the Bengali actor, who plays Alia Bhatt’s father in Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, shrugged off his macho image to embrace his feminine side

shanti dave

‘Indira Gandhi, who had studied in Santiniketan, respected art and artists’: Shanti Dave, artistPremium Story

August 4, 2023 18:51 IST

One of India's early abstractionists, the 91-year-old pioneer of calligraphic modernism on being an early Modernist, working with the government in the ’70s and his ongoing retrospective

What is dicey and dangerous is when dogs form packs (like we form lynch mobs), harking back to their wolf days. This seems to be happening more frequently, both in urban and rural areas.

How do stray dogs turn into feral packs?Premium Story

August 2, 2023 11:57 IST

The answer really lies in how the animals are treated in the first place

Minnu Mani (2)

Minnu Mani: The story from Choimoola to DhakaPremium Story

July 30, 2023 18:27 IST

With a junction named after her in her home district of Wayanad and being the first tribal woman from Kerala to play for the India senior cricket team, Minnu Mani’s journey has been an inspiration. This is her story.

Kohrra actor Suvinder Vicky

Kohrra actor Suvinder Vicky: ‘Be it the santaap of 1984 or the pain of Partition, Punjab is in my blood’Premium Story

July 30, 2023 07:48 IST

The 50-year-old actor Suvinder Vicky has been winning accolades for his powerful portrayal of an investigating officer of the Punjab Police in Netflix's Kohrra. Chandigarh's home-grown hero on how he came into acting and the long road to success.


Can campaigns like Just Stop Oil achieve their real purpose if they fail to draw mass attention to it?Premium Story

July 26, 2023 12:50 IST

There’s no two ways about the fact that all nations have to do more for the environment. But change cannot happen overnight or under duress.

suvir saran

What happens when we make peace with ourselves, our present and our pastPremium Story

July 23, 2023 05:54 IST

When we see our shared humanity as a link that unites us despite our individual variations, it is then that we see the world in its real splendour

Mukesh’s voice imbued these pieces with a simplicity that relayed the emotions of the common man and spoke of love, loss and the transience of human relationships. (Illustration: Subajit Dey)

Singing the blues: Mukesh sang of the common man’s hopes, anguish and transcience of lifePremium Story

July 30, 2023 15:41 IST

He sang of the common man’s hopes, anguish and transcience of life. On his centenary, remembering playback singer Mukesh

The Nagzira forest might be small in size but packs in a punch. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Watching nature come alive in the little-known Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary near NagpurPremium Story

July 21, 2023 14:00 IST

Only a little more than 150 sq km in size, the sanctuary has a quaint charm and a flourishing wildlife of its own

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A journey through Egypt, ponderous with history, yet weightless like a dreamPremium Story

July 20, 2023 16:56 IST

A cradle of civilisation, ancient Egypt was at the helm of military and cultural might. Everywhere you turn to, you can see the imprint of its glorious past

Shipwreck graveyard in Moynaq

Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan is the newest destination for those seeking to go off the gridPremium Story

July 20, 2023 10:00 IST

Once a thriving port city, the place now serves as both a reminder of human intervention gone wrong and a destination for adventure tourism

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The global heatwave and the ongoing flood situation in north India show that there is no conquering naturePremium Story

July 21, 2023 18:18 IST

In a world suffering from a pushback from nature, the sooner we realise our precarious situation, the better