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Name any sphere of human endeavor and every other day a magazine devoted to it is perhaps hitting the stands and another is vanishing into the blue. A truly topsy-turvy world.

There are many magazines in India in English on many subjects. But there is not a single magazine in English on Indian performing arts reaching the wider audience all over India. Drishti came to fulfill that need.

So, what is the raison d’être for Drishti, the brain-child of the husband and wife team of Vikranth and Anuradha Vikranth?

Vikranth, Managing Editor of Drishti, is the Director of Bangalore Commercial Pages, publishers of the Annual Business Info Directory, Bangalore Commercial Pages and the magazine Drishti; Anuradha, Creative Director of Drishti, is a renowned Bharatanatyam danseuse - they are in widely different fields, but the synergy of Vikranth’s publishing background and Anuradha’s versatile creative talents has resulted in Drishti, the only magazine on Art, Dance and Music.


Vikranth and Anuradha

Spotting a niche in the market for a magazine that covers who’s who, what’s what, what’s on and so on, Anuradha visualizes Drishti for art lovers, connoisseurs and serious students, with information about past, current and forthcoming events, exclusive features and interviews, in-depth technical articles and a unique periodical directory of artists and art-related establishments.

A disciple of Guru Smt. Nirupama Rajendra and Guru Smt. Narmada, Anuradha’s performances have enthralled art lovers, connoisseurs of dance and critics from all over India and abroad. In her foray into the magazine field as the moving force behind Drishti and as its Creative Director, she endeavors to bring to it the same dedication, energy and a fresh and electric perspective.

Narayan Narayan, Executive Editor of Drishti, works enthusiastically with Anuradha and Vikranth in shaping Drishti into what it should or could be. With many irons in the fire, editing is his ‘recreation’; his idea of light reading is often just a dictionary! He says he is no scholar, no intellectual; nor a culture vulture. So there he is generally rooting for you, the reader, with his passion for brevity and clarity in communication, an eye for errors and a general light-heartedness towards issues that many would get all worked up about. He would like to ensure that Drishti informs, instructs, diverts and entertains in an easy, refreshing manner. He would gladly shoulder the blame if you find Drishti less highbrow than you would like it to be.

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