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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

INI Launchs Pragati - A Blog Magazine

Indian National Interest has launched Pragati on April 1, 2007. This blog magazine, first of its kind in the nation, I think, is a publication of blog articles/commendatory about issues facing the nation without idealogical bias.

It is available for distribution is various formats - pdf, hard copy, email, as well as on internet, mainly because most people in India may not have access to internet blogs. The idea is to reach as many people as possible to explore issues generally ignored, or from a different point of view, in our national print and television news media.

Here is part of the editorial:

This first issue of Pragati expresses several of the themes that we care about dearly: economic freedom, realism in international relations, open society, a culture of tolerance and an emphasis on good governance. The environment, poverty eradication and rural development have long been appropriated by vested ideological and political interests, over which they have come to assert an exclusivity of sorts. We challenge these claims of intellectual monopoly: Pragati will deal with these issues with the seriousness they demand.

Here is the first issue.Enjoy.