Noida-based media group ENC has re-launched its fortnightly, ‘India Legal’, from March 2014. ENC and ‘India Legal’ are promoted by entrepreneur, former anchor and TV reporter Rajshri Rai.
India Legal’s editorial staff is headed by Inderjit Bhadwar, Former Editor of India Today’s print and TV brands. Other members include Ramesh Menon, who has 37 years of experience in print, TV and new media, and Alam Srinivas, who has worked for leading publications such as India Today and Outlook. The marketing team is headed by multi-media specialist Raju Sarin.
‘India Legal’ is a current affairs magazine with emphasis on investigative articles, exclusives, trend-breaking pieces, and insightful features. The magazine seeks to provide content will a powerful legal angle.
The core readers of ‘India Legal’ will be lawyers, judges, policy makers and senior corporate managers. However, it will expand to the masses and non-legal readers with its choice of content. Over time, the buyers will include any individual who is interested in the convergence between news, laws and policies.
The first issue of the magazine features a public-interest article on the death of Sunanda Pushkar, late wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor. The magazine has accessed exclusive photographs of Tharoor’s wife, which were taken immediately after she was found dead in a room at Delhi’s Leela Palace hotel on January 17, 2014. The photographs show bruises around the neck and on the wrists, which raise several questions and provide a justification for further investigation.
Other articles in the magazine’s March 2014 issue include the new sexual harassment laws and their dire consequences; Lokpal and Jan Lokpal imbroglio in which 13 senior judges are scrambling for the post; misconduct of legislators within Parliament; Arvind Kejriwal versus Mukesh Ambani; inside workings of the country’s judicial system; and the national controversy over banned books.