Entering the 3rd year ...
As we enter the 3rd year of continuous 'publication' of South Asian Outlook e-Monthly, we thank our 'readers' , advertisers and supporters.
We, at South Asian Outlook, have a dedicated group of South Asians living in the area and South Asian-origin people living in Canada, USA, UK, Germany and other parts of the world, donating time, effort and money to continue this non-profit venture.
We provide a forum for dialogue amongst South Asians, about issues that affect them, concerns they have about their root countries and the countries they have settled in, and about South Asians in other parts of the world. The achievements of South Asians, in fields of arts and culture, social, political and business fields are highlighted. Non-South Asians who have contributed to the dissemination of information through print and broadcast media are also included.
Reviewing the last two years since we started, we have gone through changes not only in design but also in content.
We have brought to our 'readers' not only articles and regular columns from South Asians and South Asian-origin people abroad, but also, as they say, from mainstream columnists and authors, including Janice Gross Stein and Margaret Atwood. We don't 'lift' articles and use these for South Asian Outlook except with permission and authorisation.
While answering the oft-repeated question, Why an e-Monthly, we had mentioned, in our editorial in July 2002 issue, three main issues - distribution, accessibility and keeping track of back issues. Our 'readers' have proved us right by complimenting us for meeting their expectations on these points and more so about ALL BACK ISSUES, since we launched South Asian Outlook, in July 2001, are available online.
We have missed out on a large section of South Asians abroad. I refer to the Indo-Caribbeans. (estimated to number 700,000 in Canada) in the Caribbean and abroad - forefathers of the community departed from India more than 165 years ago during the British Raj.
In the current issue, we are carrying an article by an Indo-Caribbean settled in Canada, calling the group 'jahajis' , portraying his own experiences from a vivid memory, under our column Glimpses.
Starting with August issue, we plan to start a column, starting with their history and moving on to a coverage of the issues concerning those living in the Caribbean and abroad.
We invite your ideas, suggestions, views and opinions for publication and / or information to improve upon the content and coverage in South Asian Outlook e-Monthly to enable us provide a comprehensive coverage for South Asians, South Asian-origin people abroad and others interested in South Asian affairs.