There’s not a lot I can say about Outlook. I do read it, but it’s not my lifeline. Actually no news is. I am not habituated to anything, not even a morning cup of tea—I like the randomness in my life, it’s my way of missing things so I don’t miss life. Having said that, I do chance upon it very often because it is well distributed, and every time I pick it up I enjoy it thoroughly. It is great in giving diverse perspectives of what’s happening, and a brilliant combination of the national and the international. Over the years, what I’ve liked is its well-researched writing. It is not just reporting, but that coupled with good research and sharp opinions. The views of Outlook are something you respect and trust, and hold as a point of view. It is serious, but not boring—kudos for holding the attention of people who are not interested in politics. When it comes to food, I have enjoyed Outlook’s pieces. Many years ago, I read about organics and storage of fresh produce in Outlook, both of which were interesting reads. Of late, you wrote about micro-greens which I thought was good catch. Outlook has been consistent in its approach, and gives a good mix of many things. What I especially like is its ability not to sensationalise news. If I could think of one thing I don’t like about the magazine, it is its production quality when compared to the content. I think the content deserves better paper, better print.
Sanjeev Kapoor, chef, entrepreneur and TV host of TV show Khana Khazana
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