Magazines that cater to topics of general interest are under severe strain today. The service they render is equally important if vastly different from a newspaper or the television news media. It has become quite difficult for readers to get detailed analyses of important news events from daily newspapers or news channels. A weekly newsmagazine can do this better than a newschannel or a daily newspaper that is under the pressure of immediacy. This is where Outlook has consistently demonstrated its strength, by its detailed coverage of important stories. It has shown a lot of courage in printing news stories that others would have had second thoughts about. It’s never stepped back from taking a stand on issues it believes in and continues to defend free speech and liberal values. I have been fairly regular in following Outlook from the time I was in Karnataka, since the political sections have always been quite interesting for their analyses and perspectives. Outlook has not only remained relevant and important even after 19-plus years, but has also been consistent and true to itself. I wish for Outlook many more milestones ahead.
Mallikarjun Kharge, MP, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha
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