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Mainstream weekly - About us

Wednesday 25 April 2007


Mainstream Weekly is focused on current affairs and carries commentary & analyses on contemporary developments around India and elsewhere. We offer a space for the interaction of ideas covering divergent viewpoints that dissect various facets of domestic politics, foreign affairs, the economy, the realm of science, technology, and industrial policy, culture, health, and questions of ecology, development, history, and various strands of left politics. —We are Pro-Democracy, Pro-Reason, Pro-Science, Pro-Labour, Pro-Women’s Rights, Pro-Environment, etc—. We also publish documents from political parties and social justice movements and viewpoints relevant to global and regional affairs. We are left-leaning but editorially independent and free of commercial influence and algorithms. Mainstream Weekly is published online only. Articles views published in Mainstream do not necessarily reflect the editorial standpoint of the Magazine.

Our weekly carries the tradition of ’Mainstream’ which began publication on September 1, 1962, and was founded by Nikhil Chakravartty, a stalwart of Indian journalism. The weekly was later run till mid-march 2020 by Sumit Chakravartty, Editor-emeritus

Mainstream got its name from Masses & Mainstream, published from 1948 to 1963 from New York.

An account of the story of Mainstream is available here

Since March 2020, the print edition of the Mainstream has ceased to exist and a new

remodeled Mainstream Weekly is being published in an electronic form only. - ISSN (Mainstream Online) : 2582-7316

Mainstream Weekly is edited by H. Kapoor

Legal Registration information - from print days provided here for legacy purposes:

ISSN (Print) : P 0542-1462 | RNI No. : 7064/62

ISSN (Mainstream Online) : 2582-7316 | Privacy Policy|
Notice: Mainstream Weekly appears online only.