31 October, 2020

‘Death Of Print Exaggerated’

A freewheeling roundtable discussion in Mumbai with some eminent faces of the magazine world.

Amit Haralkar
‘Death Of Print Exaggerated’

To discuss magazines and their future, Outlook organised a freewheeling roundtable discussion in Mumbai. The participants were Ashok Advani, publisher of Business India and a veteran in the genre; Naresh Fernandes, former editor of Time Out and founder of Scroll.in; Aurobind Patel, design guru who worked with India Today and the Economist magazine; and Shobhaa De who edited and launched three magazines—Stardust, Society and Celebrity. De fell ill just before the event and added her contribution later. Also present was Outlook’s Mumbai correspondent Prachi Pinglay-Plumber. The roundtable was moderated by executive editor Dilip Bobb. Excerpts:

Bobb: Welcome to all of you. If we flashback to 2008, when the global economy went into a tailspin, and one of the early victims was the print media. There...



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