CLOSURE OF NEW INDIA DIGEST:
The print version of NEW INDIA DIGEST was closed down at the
beginning of 2002. A second sampling of comments received on that occasion
is given below.
(See also Comments I)
received your letter conveying your decision to close down NEW INDIA DIGEST
with deep regret. The journal had a character of its own and the articles
were of value to the present and future. The statistics you had been
furnishing were useful to scholars. Unfortunately patrons of academic
literary and cultural activities are now a vanishing tribe. No wonder that
good literary works are also following suit.
I know how valiantly you struggled to maintain high
standards of journalism. I do hope that you will be able to revive the
journal in the not too distant future.
President of India,
I write in response to the news that the NEW INDIA DIGEST is in
great financial difficulties.
The NEW INDIA DIGEST is indeed a widely used magazine which is
wonderfully edited by Mr. D’Souza, and presents cultural and intellectually
engaging material from India to the outside world.
Professor Amartya Sen,
May I, for
my part, merely add that I am sorry to see the end of the New India Digest. It was very entertaining and
Ms. Lavanya Prasad,
Ambassador of India
* * *
It is such a pity that such a wonderful
magazine had to be shut down…You have tried to make us proud of ourselves
and our culture. I hope the magazine will re-emerge one day after you find
Admiral J. G. Nadkarni (Retd.)
Former Chief of the Indian Navy
* * *
with regret to learn that the New India Digest
has stopped publication of its journal,
however, I would like to extend my appreciation for having been associated
Acting High Commissioner,
Commission of India for Trinidad and Tobago,
So sad about the closing of NEW INDIA DIGEST.
Dr. Placid Rodriguez, FNAE,FASc,FNASc
Chairman, Recruitment & Assessment Centre
Defence Research & Development Organisation
Ministry of Defence
What a pity! It was such a nice publication and really brought the positive
image of India to the public.
Kindly dispose of any remaining dues the way
you consider fit.
Prof. Mahabir Gupta,
* * *
It is so sad and after 15 years!
It must virtually have become part of you.
But better to see the bright side - you had to hand over some day and now
you can take it easy with no images of deadlines and such hanging over you.
Your health may be the better for the more leisurely pace you can now adopt
and it may be time perhaps to revive long neglected pursuits and cultivate
Eddie De Sa
We really feel sorry that you are
suspending publication of your informative magazine.
B.R.D.M College of Education
Sakleshpur 573 134
We are really sorry to know about it (the publication being
closed) because it was a really very informative magazine and I hope that
its publication would soon be resumed.
Regarding the amount due kindly donate it to the charity from our
St. Mary’s Secondary School,
Dehra Dun 248 002.
We are extremely sorry to note that the publication has been
suspended by you in view of financial difficulties. The issues of the Digest
were worth reading and worth preserving too. Hereafter we will miss a
beautiful and colourful magazine of rich and profound knowledge of Indian
culture and heritage.
Hindu High School
Karwar 581 301.
We are very sorry to hear from you that the publication NEW INDIA
DIGEST has suspended publishing due to some financial difficulties.
We found this journal very informative to our scientific
community, especially your interest in covering so many general topics.
As you have assured in your letter, please let us know the e-mail
address as and when you start publishing the journal “on-line”.
A. T. C. Nair
Centre for Aeronautical Systems
Studies & Analyses
Government of India, Ministry of
Defence Research & Development
Bangalore 560 075.
…at the very outset, we hereby regret to learn that NEW
INDIA DIGEST cannot be published due to financial constraints.
Your magazine has earned a unique reputation in the dissemination
of knowledge and information…
Nrupatunga Arts & Commerce College,
Sedam 585 222, Dist. Gulbarga.
As far as my unutilised
subscription to NEW INDIA DIGEST is concerned, I would request you to donate
the amount to charity.
Bangalore 560 046.
and I are distressed to learn that you’ve been forced to close down your
wonderful publication. We find it hard to believe that among the one million
NRI in America that there is not one or several millionaires sensible enough
to appreciate the value of what you have been doing!!! Amazing.
Documentary film producer,
I was sorry to learn of the demise
of the NEW INDIA DIGEST. I have read and enjoyed each issue.
Certainly, I would want you to donate the amount to charity and
ask you to use it as you think best.
We too were very surprised that among all the
readers who appreciated your work, no one was able to do a generous
gesture. But we wish to encourage you by saying that your work will be
remembered. You, personally, have the right to be satisfied and conscious
that NID will remain an excellent reference to those who wish to be informed
about the history and the progress made in India.
A famous contemporary French author wrote :
“ L’avenir sans le
passé est aveugle, le passé sans l’avenir est stérile.”
Let us hope, as you so well say, that NID goes
on in any form and serves as a valuable basis so that the future be
everything but sterile…
* * *
It is really sad to know that NEW INDIA DIGEST has stopped
publication. The articles were really very interesting.
R.S.Oomer F.C.A. (Eng. & Wales)
Oomer & Associates
Mumbai 400 036
It was painful to note that publication of this magazine, bringing
to all age groups the ethos and cultural heritage of India, has to close.
My friends, relatives and myself have been enjoying this magazine
for more than 10 years.
I would have loved the publication to continue, and If in
any small way I can be of any use, I will be happy to extend my support to
the task., I will be happy to extend my support to the task.
Your circular mentions old copies available free, subject
to payment of postal and other charges. I would not accept old issues free
of cost, and shall request you to charge me the cost as necessary.
V. C. Kapur
30 Nirman Society,
I feel sad that you have stopped editing NEW INDIA DIGEST.
St. Stephen’s School
Dahod 389 160
We have lost a valuable magazine from our library as you
have stopped publication of NEW INDIA DIGEST. But we are thankful to you
because you have sincerely informed us about the unavailability of the
publication and the refund of the unutilised amount.
Very sorry to note that NEW INDIA DIGEST has stopped publication
because of financial difficulties. We will surely miss your very enriching
and informative magazine.
Villa Theresa High School
66 Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg
Mumbai 400 026
I have enjoyed reading the NEW INDIA DIGEST.