GUWAHATI, Nov 13 – A new monthly magazine named Women’s Panorama was launched on November 11 at Guwahati Press Club. Published by the Shillong-based Eastern Panorama group of publications, Women’s Panorama is a magazine “dedicated for the women of Northeast India”.
Inaugurating the first issue (November 2011) of Women’s Panorama, eminent filmmaker from Assam, Manju Bora, expressed hope that the magazine will emerge as a trusted platform for all walks of women in the region.
The award winning film director and also an acclaimed author, Bora, however, rejected the conventional idea of a woman magazine to be confined to some recipes, make-up and fashion tips. She stated that the magazine should enlighten the readers about various field of activities, which will help them to get empowered.
Mentioning some national woman magazines like Femina, Savvy, Women’s Era and Nandini, Priyo Sakhi, Barnali, Mondakini in Assamese, Bora agreed that those have helped the readers to get enlightened.
“But we have to do more. The women's issue should be reflected in proper perspective. I hope Women's Panorama can bring a real change,” she concluded.
Addressing the gathering Harsh Jhunjhunwala, editor-in-chief of Women’s Panorama described the initial plan for the magazine and assured the readers a sensitive, balanced and comprehensive product every month, a press note informed.
Women’s Panorama editor, Sonata Dkhar, highlighted the focus areas of the magazine and mentioned her pledge to bring various burning issues related to millions of women in the 'alienated and trouble-torn region of the country’.
A number of journalists, writers, social activists and contributors to Women's Panorama were also felicitated during the event, which was presided over by N Thakuria.
A minute’s silence was also observed in memory of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, who had passed away on November 5 in Mumbai. Paying tribute to the legendary cultural icon, the launch of Women’s Panorama, earlier scheduled for November 7, 2011 was postponed.