These days I was facing terrible trouble in getting a good newspaper.
I had started reading the newspaper ever since the First Gulf war. That time I used to read Times of India a habit which continued way till my college days.
Immediately after coming to Bangalore, I started subscribing to Hindu, but it turned out to be too dry and communist for my taste.
So inspired by the quality of editorials, I switched to New Indian express. But due to ultra low volumes, the distributor stopped distributing it to my household. I even called up the newspaper’s head office and they assured me that i will have newspaper at my doorsteps within 48 hours. But like all promises made by the politicians, the promise was hollow.
Forced, I switched back to Times to India. Although I liked the articles of Gurcharan Das and Swaminathan A Aiyar, it did not take me long to realize that my IQ has started dropping rapidly by skimming through the glossy pages filled with skimpy models and celebrity gossips.
So Finally I have decided to amend my ways and have switched back to LiveMint. It is very affordable, the quality of articles and editorials also seem to be good. Lets hope the alliance works out for me.
So what newspaper do you read, and what do you like the most about it.
15 replies on “LiveMint”
Maybe it is time to amend our spellings?
I read the TOI and The Telegraph, and the rest is all online. The Asian WSJ (the Mint is probably part of it) is a good read I occasionally go through.
i stopped reading the print edition a few days ago
the online editions are good and though it is more expensive taking the net costs it is good to avoid the raddi.
mint is i think ht+ wsj its kinda ok business std and eco times score over it
🙂 doc thats one of the main reasons i took to blogging
yes mint is ht + wsj… its a nice business, what i like is their analysis of business.. plus it costs less than 1/- a day to subscribe (299/- p.a.) compared to 100/- per month for ToI or any other paper.
thanks for pointing out.. i started blogging for 3 reasons
1) improve my writing skills (spellings included)
2) to meet new kinds of people and broaden my horizon….
BTW ur spelling sucks… its takes some time to get used to ur writing style and half the times i wrongly guess ur abbreviations.
I read TOI and TOI. I even like ET. Yes, Gurcharan Das and Swaminomics are also my favorite. Although I am still awaiting Gurcharan Das to write something more on Biotech crops and clear his stand. Since he’s received quite a lot of negative feedback on the article ‘Let Biotech Crops bloom’
welcome to enagar. 🙂
the article u wrote about is very interesting
actually i totally agree with him… as an economist, his primary concerns r economy….
and what he feels is a seed is good enough for the rest of the world… its good enough for we indians… and 60% of the country’s farmers produce just 30% of the GDP… so they badly need a miracle….
Wheat did the first miracle… and BT crop might do the second for us
I don’t read any print newspapers anymore. They are too costly here (around $50). I read all my news stuff on the internet. I love reading Wall Street Journal, The Fortune Magazine and Business Week.
I used to like reading Economic Times in India. I found all the other papers to be quite rubbish. My parents used to subscribe to The Telegraph when I was a kid. That newspaper was also all right. Then it got replaced with ToI in my household because of all the marketing techniques of ABP house.
In Pune, I used to read Indian Express…which I found to be quite dull and boring.
shouldn’t your hostel, library or college have a common place where newspapers are kept?
even otherwise 2$ a day is quite steep… i thought in US there r coin operated newspaper stands where u need to put in a quarter.
btw ToI and ET are from the same group….so its strange that one paper is good… and other is a piece of crap… maybe they r providing what people want.
Yes, the library has a huge collection of newspapers…they keep newspapers up to ~100 years old in the microform format too. 🙂 It’s a treat reading some old newspapers. But I’m lazy and I don’t feel like going to the library just to read a newspaper…that too in this cold weather. 😛
wow that must be some collection
on a lighter note…
do you know what old newspapers are called?
I know 🙂 Thats why the old ones are in microform format, which is digital.
dude i fully agree
on abbreviations i can do little as i get too lazy to type the sentence
plus ud get a lot less comments from me then 🙂
i am not nit picking… and your comments are always welcome… it challenges my thoughts and that way i get a chance to learn new ideas and crystallize mine…
all i was saying is that its odd that a guy who claims that he uses blogs to improve his spellings pays no attention to it while typing.
new yr resolution
focus while typing and commenting at enagar.
for me sometimes keeping in touch is more important than being correct with my english, and when im in a super hurry as i was a few days back things went for a toss .
come on stop pulling my leg….
the essence of a a language is to act as an medium to communicate ones thought… as long as the person gets what you are trying to say, its purpose is served.