EASTERN PANORAMA, the News Magazine of the North East was started in April 1992 by a renowned scholar Dr. K.K. Jhunjhunwala as a first full fledged News Magazine of the North East with an initial print turn over of 5000 copies per month. The first issue of our Magazine was released in a simple but impressive function by the then Chef Minister, Dr. D. D. Lapang of Meghalaya. This magazine aims to cater to the needs of the people of the North Eastern region on one hand and report the issues that concern the people of North East.
In April 1995 Eastern Panorama Magazine was awarded the national award for fair, fearless and public spirited journalism by the Indian Federation of Small and Medium Newspapers (IFSMN), New Delhi and the citation was signed by none other than former Chief Justice of India Shri Y.V. Chandrachud. The Citation says “….Dr. K.K. Jhunjhunwala, who edits the journal, has ensured credibility by taking up issues of the people in the states known often as the ‘Seven Sisters’. Through a wide network of correspondents in all sates in the North Eastern part of the country. Our Magazine attempts to highlight social and political issues that concern the people of the region and the nation as a whole. Despite some of the regions in North East being torn between militancy and unrest on the one hand, and development against difficult terrain on the other, this journal has sought without fear or favour to highlight the various issues affecting the people, even if it meant exposing any segment of society, or individuals…”
The present readership of the publication is ten lakhs plus and is available in every nook and corner of North East India which includes the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. The total population of the North East region is 38,857,769 which is spread over 2.55 lakhs sq. km area.
Eastern Panorama Magazine has been honoured from time to time by the local, regional, national, international awards for its contribution in journalism. Presently, Mr. Harsh Jhunjhunwala is the Executive Editor.