Today, the Sunday Observer magazine is
relaunched as Panorama:
Panorama - The title says it all. Most
dictionaries define Panorama as a) a view of a wide area and b) a view,
description or study of events and activities. With Panorama, you will
enjoy a wider view of our planet and the events that make life in it
This is our aim. Panorama will be a place where you will gain access
to a whole new world of infotainment. There will be the usual, but most
importantly, there will be the unusual. There will be the ordinary, but
we will focus on the extraordinary. We will highlight common issues, and
bring in more uncommon issues to your notice. It is this blend that will
take the Sunday Observer Magazine forward.
Above all, it is your magazine. It is conceptualized and designed for
you, the reader in mind. We welcome your creative ideas, your letters,
your comments and your suggestions for improvement. It will be a team
Our journey towards the unusual starts with the use of American
English. As far as we know, this is the first time that a mainstream
English publication is using American English. Purists need not fear,
for the other sections of this paper will still follow British English.
But one has to admit that American English is more logical and
easier. Who knows, it might catch on. Give us your views on this step.
In the meantime, enjoy reading what we have on offer for you. Take
your pick from motoring, dining, entertainment, new gadgets, offbeat
stories, creative writing, interior decor, sports, poetry, books, films,
nature, travel and a myriad of other subjects. And please do send us
your feedback. While this magazine is primarily aimed at youth, it can
be enjoyed by readers of all ages, by everyone in the family.
Panorama will color your world. It will be your passport to a more
entertaining and informative Sunday. But with six more days to go until
the next Sunday comes along, it will help fill the gap. We hope it will
be a point of reference that will spur you to try our suggestions - “why
not make that recipe or attend that concert, now that we have read about
it in Panorama”.
Panorama is all about life - and living it to the full. “Life is a
series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have
been, but what we yearn to be.” So said Jose Ortegay Gasset http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jose_ortega_y_gasset.html,
the famous Spanish philosopher. Panorama will be your companion as you
face the future.