Independence day 2011

<br />Made for each other: Raj and Simran, the Bollywood poster couple of the 1990s, represented a generation at ease with modernity and tradition. <br />

Cinema | Mumbai ka king kaun?

6 min read . 13 Aug 2011
<br />Key role: Yashwant Sinha had three stints as finance minister.  Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times<br />

Politics | The reformer

6 min read . 12 Aug 2011
<br />Grand master: Anand says if he had grown up in the Soviet Union, he would have had access to better training but would have had to compete for attention. Gerd Scheewel/Bongarts/Getty Images<br />

Chess | Star of the Orient

7 min read . 12 Aug 2011
<br />Holy Cash: An artistic interpretation of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, by Atul Dodiya. Courtesy Atul Dodiya and Chemould Prescott Road <br />

Money | The make-a-stash philosphy

5 min read . 12 Aug 2011
<br />Tuning in: Parikrama has been performing regularly at the Independence Rock concerts in Mumbai. Photo by Akshayraj Uchil.<br />

Music | I want my MTV

5 min read . 12 Aug 2011
Lounge Podcast | Independence special

Lounge Podcast | Independence special

1 min read . 12 Aug 2011
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Infosys | More than tech savvy

5 min read . 12 Aug 2011
<br />Sridevi: An icon of the 1980s.<br />

Flashback | The 1980s list

2 min read . 12 Aug 2011
<br />The numbers game: A cumulative result of economic reforms was the Sensex reaching 10,000 points for the first time within 20 years of its launch. Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint<br />

Reforms | March of the elephant

6 min read . 12 Aug 2011
<br />Early bloomer: Arunachalam, who now runs a start-up, left Infosys in 2009. Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint <br />

Career | Employee No. 2,482

7 min read . 12 Aug 2011
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Literature | The internationalists

6 min read . 12 Aug 2011
<br />Crowned: (from left) Leander Paes, Sergi Bruguera and Andre Agassi won bronze, silver and gold, respectively, at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Getty Images<br />

Leander, 1996, and the teary game

4 min read . 11 Aug 2011