Letter from editor

Dear Reader,

The COVID-19-induced lockdown and the absolute necessity for human beings to maintain a physical distance from one another in order to contain the pandemic has changed our lives in unimaginable ways. The print medium all over the word is no exception.

This extraordinary situation forced us to suspend our print edition which, since its launch in December 1984, had been coming out uninterruptedly, covering social, political, economic and cultural issues at the national and international levels in a substantive and socially responsible way. However, out reporting and editorial teams continued to work and produce our digital content, offering fearless and fresh perspectives on the spread of the pandemic and its impact on the lives and livelihoods of crores of Indians. The comprehensive coverage of issues since Lockdown 1 is available in the form of e-magazines on our web site frontline.thehindu.com

While I am happy to announce the resumption of our print edition from the July 17 issue onwards, I take this opportunity to thank our long-standing loyal readers for their continued support to the digital edition in these extraordinary times, and young converts for their encouraging response to it.

The resources needed to keep up the good work that Frontline has been doing for over 35 years now are immense. Subscriber support is absolutely essential for this. An advantage we offer for online subscribers is the access they get to the treasure trove in our Archives, built up over the years with reports and articles on social, political, economic and cultural issues in a world that has been changing faster that what we could imagine.

Indeed, the world, after many centuries of evolution, is going back to the basics. We at Frontline have kept a steady focus on these fundamentals in the last three decades and more. Readers who have been part of this journey are our source of strength.

Subscribing to the online edition, I am confident, will make it a mutually beneficial journey.


R. Vijaya Sankar