30 November, 2020

Why I Love To Hate Outlook

Features in general in the magazine have become boring.

Fotocorp (From Outlook 31 August 2015)
Why I Love To Hate Outlook

In the early years of the magazine, Outlook and India Today were the only two magazines that really mattered. As a fashion designer, your coverage of fashion was what I looked forward to and I was never disappointed because it was done with seriousness and intelligence. I remember Sunil Mehra writing about fashion—although he was often nasty, the reporting was good and his opinion, whether I liked it or not, made sense. In those times, Outlook’s sensible writing on fashion as opposed to the usual glossies on it was refreshing.

Now I think that is missing. Outlook seems to have deemed fashion as frivolous and is indifferent to an industry that is huge in the country. You’ve become too serious; your reporting has become too serious. I’d like to believe it is still good reporting but we creative people live in a different world, one away from seriousness and therefore I refuse to pick up Outlook now, and haven’t for the last five years. And it is not just fashion; I think features in general in the...



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