Themed on the topic ‘India 2020’, the 61st anniversary issue of Chitralekha has contributions by experts and stalwarts like Shashi Tharoor, Uday Kotak, Kalpana Morparia, Rashmi Bansal, Naveen Jindal, Chetan Bhagat, Farhan Akhtar, Gaurav Mashruwala, Nikhil Gandhi, Dr Tejas Patel, and Dr Prakash Kothari, among others, who have shared their perspective on the country in 2020.
The issue also houses the second edition of Chitralekha’s ‘Gujarati Power List’, which comprises superstars from the fields of politics, business, corporate, music, fine arts, cinema, sports, media and social service, who have gone beyond their own areas of comfort and influenced the larger society.
Moreover, the issue carries a special compilation by Saregama of 61 remarkable songs by nine musical legends – Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh and Talat Mahmood. Each copy of the magazine will also carry a First Day Cover (postage stamp) on Chitralekha released by the Department of Post, Ministry of Telecom & IT in April 2011.
Chitralekha Group had humble beginnings when its flagship Gujarati magazine, Chitralekha was launched in 1950 by Vaju Kotak, with a print run of 10,101 copies. Today, the news weekly boasts of over 240,000 copies.