For love of long-form journalism, Anuradha Mahindra turns to IQ
Already the publisher and editor of 'Verve' -- a magazine targeted at modern woman -- Anuradha Mahindra has added one more title with a new publication named IQ, The Indian Quarterly.
Away from holding up the mirror to the new age woman with 'Verve' by focusing on trends, styles and fashion, Anuradha Mahindra in her new venture is trying to turn the clock back with a wider audience in mind in today's age of social media.
"At a time when views and thoughts are being disseminated in 140 characters, and thoughts transmitted virtually without the presence of sound, IQ, The Indian Quarterly, is a magazine that endeavours to create generous space for new voices and a platform for both written and verbal conversation," said Anuradha Mahindra.
In the letter from the publisher in the inaugural edition of the new magazine, which is tagged at Rs 200, Anuradha Mahindra wrote: "In the recent years there have been fewer and fewer magazine vehicles for the thoughtful long-form journalism that so many of us love and enjoy. With IQ we hope to fill some of that gap...."
With some well-known contributors such as Mark Tully and Lawrence Osborne, writers from other fields like submarine specialist Raja Menon and artist Atul Dodiya, among others, on board, she said IQ will be "symbolic not just of