Before we launched Nature India, we sought suggestions from our potential readers on what exactly they would like to read in a science portal dedicated to India. Suggestions came pouring. Throughout last year we have endeavoured to meet most expectations of our readers. We also got a lot of replies when we asked you which regions we should consider for our spotlight issues.
Before I sit down with an NPG team for an annual review of the website, it is time again for me to ask you all — our regular and dedicated readers — how your journey with Nature India over the last one year has been (we launched in February 2008 and it is more than an year already!). What more would they like to read about? What should we be covering that we haven’t? Are there any scientists/institutes that we must profile? Who else should we commission to write commentaries/opinion articles? Which are the broader interest issues that we have left untouched? Which issues/regions should we highlight in our special features?
I am happy to share the success of our jobs and events sections, which have greatly benefitted many potential recruiters and job seekers. We would like to know if any of you have had a personal success story to share. Would you like any changes in these sections to make them more effective?
I couldn’t have asked for a more throbbing ‘forum’. It is one of the most popular sections of the website and I am extremely happy many of you have found life long friends and mentors there.
Do write in with all your inputs. We are open to ideas as many of you might have experienced during your interaction with us. A lot of reader inputs have shaped and reshaped the look and feel of the website over the last year. We won’t hesitate to consider a bright idea if it makes scientific sense.