Nearly 20 years of Outlook, and I can easily say it’s one of those magazines that has changed the face of political reporting in India. And it is not just that, Outlook also gives readers a good dose of interesting feature stories. From small things like the quality and texture of the pages to the content, there is nothing I do not like about the magazine. Every article is written with precision, authenticity intact and factual representation interesting. Many claim the magazine has a leftist leaning, but I have never come across any such bias. It presents news to its readers as it is and not as what they think it is or ought to be. The design meets international standards and the language is simple and easy to read, devoid of unnecessary or flowery words. The only aspect where I can point a finger at the magazine is its reporting on the music industry—I haven’t seen any of it. There is already a lag in the country when it comes to recognising musical talent and changes in the industry which are plentiful, and the lack of reporting on it deepens the abyss. It would be great to read more about it. Apart from that, no complaints at all.
Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is Hindustani classical music instrumentalist
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