Looking back in perspective has its own joy. Yes, its joy alright, but a deeply mixed one. We have completed 13 long years in the print media. Yes, this is our 1st issue of the 14th year. Going back to the above second sentence, ours has been a journey of cliffs and valleys. If our 150th issue release function was an unqualified success and made us feel that we shall have an accelerated paid readership, we were not exactly misplaced, but we did realise that in the world of dime a dozen ‘nay’ sayers, its not always a smooth ride especially, when it comes to print journalism. However, we have had many well meaning souls, who stood by us, beginning with Nitte Group Chairman Dr N Vinay Hegde, who sponsored 20 of his friends, relatives and colleagues for ten long years in a spirit of participative support. Yes, the trickledown effect is there and slowly but steadily our circulation is going up, as more are coming forward to sponser. Hence, it’s a big THANK YOU to all those who stood by us.
Month of November this year has the festival of lights, the DEEPAVALI, representing victory of good over evil. The political atmosphere is already charged, with 5 states going to poll. Election to the Loksabha is only 6 months away, hence the cross country political climate too is pretty hot. What with Telengan issue taking the centre stage, with incessant rain lashing southern parts of the country, there is an air of general unease. Hope things would look up. BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and Congress crown prince are going hammer and tong at each other. Media as usual is having a field day.
With Aam Aadmi Party in its maiden possible entry into Delhi assembly and the general hype on Narendra Modi, we thought of FOCUSing on both of them. It is becoming increasingly clear that both of them shall occupy larger media space at least until April 2014, when Loksabha election is due. Hope readers will find it interesting.
We are releasing this issue at a specially arranged function along with the prize distribution of the elocution competition held this September. As usual, do revert with your comments, we do value them. We take the pleasure of wishing all our readers a very happy and peaceful DEEPAWALI.