As India completes 64 years of Independence, Mint, in keeping with the evolving technical environment, launches a special feature for its iPad users, the 'Mint 1990s'. This is the second of Mint's feature on the iPad in the past six months the first being on the last decade, which was launched within a week of the iPad's arrival in India.
The Nineties were a character-altering decade for independent India, and yet the most unchronicled. Works of contemporary history are scarce in our country, and so the 1990s remain largely unexamined. The app decodes the decade of Infosys, Mars bars, Pokhran, SRK and MTV. Was economic freedom a panacea for all ills? How does an open capitalist economy retain the principles of a welfare state? It has been 20 years since globalization opened our horizons. It was a time when we leapfrogged into an open economy and suddenly had a plethora of choices.
In this special issue, Mint gets the user to revisit this momentous decade to understand its merits, its chaos and what we could not see then.
"We believe Mint readers are ahead of the curve. We have articles from our own writers and editors, as well as from other experts. This issue was specially designed for the iPad, leveraging digital publishing technology from Adobe," says Sanjukta Sharma, editor of this special issue.
The application would be available for free on the App store, by simply searching for Mint 1990s or following the web link: http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mint-1990s/id463250893?mt=8