Khabar Wins Four Gamma Awards at 2010 MAGS Conference
At an annual conference hosted by the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS), Khabar took home two gold and two silver Gammas in the consumer/free category. Consumer/paid and business-to-business were the other categories. The 2010 winners were announced at the W Hotel in Atlanta on April 29 during an awards lunch, which was part of a day-long conference focusing on networking and sessions for publishers, editors, designers and sales staff.
Here’s the list of Khabar’s 2010 Gamma awards:
Gold (Best Essay) for editorial titled “If I Were an Indian Muslim” by Parthiv N. Parekh (January 2009).
Judge’s comments: “Advice we often hear: If you want to avoid controversy or an argument, avoid the topic of religion. But in modern-day India—indeed, in most places in the world—religion is a force that cannot, and should not, be ignored. Parthiv Parekh proves himself to be a brave writer, by unabashedly pointing out the often lethal conflicts between Muslims and Hindus in his former nation. But like a true political analyst and philosopher, he poses potential and thoughtful solutions.”
Gold (Best Feature) for cover story titled “Matchmaker, Make Me a Match!” by Devika Rao (October 2009).
Judge’s comments: “Spotlighting the ages-old dilemma of choosing a lifelong partner, Khabar intimately examines the complicated landscape facing today’s marriage-aged Indian Americans with honesty and humor. Packed with personal stories and a determination to explore the ingredients of this overcharged subject—a history of arranged marriages, regional prejudices, generational differences, American sexual freedom—the article speaks with candor to the fears that marriage will deplete a woman’s earnings potential, reports on the new role of the Internet and concludes that perhaps Mom and Dad’s beliefs are not so old fashioned.”
Silver (Best Cover) for cover design titled “Matchmaker, Make Me a Match!” by Mehul Parekh (October 2009).
Silver (Best Essay) for perspective article titled “Arts Plus Science Equals Sense” by Murali Kamma (April 200).
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