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About us

Wednesday 25 April 2007

Mainstream Weekly is focused on current affairs and carries commentary & analyses on contemporary developments around India. 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, and questions of ecology, development, history, and various strands left politics. —We are Pro Democracy, Pro Reason, Pro Science, etc—. We also publish documents from political parties and social movements and viewpoints relevant to global and regional affairs. We are left of center but editorially independent and free of commercial influence. Mainstream Weekly is published online only.

Our weekly carries the tradition of ’Mainstream’ which was started on September 1, 1962 was founded by Nikhil Chakravartty, a stalwart of Indian journalism.

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

An account on the story of Mainstream is available here

Since March 2020, the print edition of the weekly has ceased and Mainstream is being published in an electronic form only.

Mainstream Weekly is edited by Sumit Chakravartty along with H. Kapoor, the Executive Editor

ISSN 0542-1462
RNI No. : 7064/62 [mentioned here for legacy purposes from print days]

Notice: The print edition of Mainstream Weekly is now discontinued & only an online edition is appearing. No subscriptions are being accepted