20 October, 2020

Why I Love To Hate Outlook

Outlook has taken the onus to be leftist, which makes it no different than any other right-wing magazine.

Why I Love To Hate Outlook

Outlook came at a time when India Today was at its peak and on its way to becoming a sarkari magazine. At the time, we were in college, and all moved from IT to Outlook. However, over the years, my reading of the magazine has gone down greatly. It’s no longer a thorough cover-to-cover read because it has nothing new. Outlook has failed to reinvent itself in its nearly two-decades-long journey. Yet to say I hate the magazine would be inappropriate. I do read it, but the grating monotony after the first para or so compels me to put it down. I can almost predict what the next para would be about.

As a filmmaker, I pay great attention to the entertainment section of the magazine which is, to be honest, pathetic. Giving only the last few pages to an industry which plays such a big role in our country feels like the magazine is doing some charity. Its take on cinema is elitist and the reviews nothing more than one person’s monotonous thoughts on politics and cinema. In the last 19-plus years of the magazine I haven’t heard...



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