The 20th anniversary issue (Change, January 8, 2012) is a collector's delight. As a regular reader of the magazine, I found it sported a new look for this special issue. The editorials, design and photographs were world-class. Having said that, I found some of the columns tepid. I refrain from naming the columnists whose pieces had very little to say as they are specialists in their respective fields. The Enterprising Indian section kept our spirits high in these uncertain times. The section on ideas that will make all the difference in the next two decades could have been more detailed.
Brij Bhushan Sahni, Hyderabad
Apart from being a collector's issue, the 20th anniversary issue left me none the wiser after reading it. While some of the topics discussed were interesting, some smacked of subjectivity of the highest order. However, the black and white Past Sense pictures were an absolute delight.
B.L. Awasthi, Kanpur
Lure of Money
M.G.K. Menon's column on science for science's sake was highly inspirational. It shows us why India still lags behind in terms of innovations and patent registrations. Scientists cannot be made out of indifferent students or those coming in lured by money. All the columns were insightful. I could keep this for 20 years to come.
Rajesh Sonalkar, Mumbai