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Thursday, June 02, 2005

God have mercy...

Disclaimer: I work for Rediff, so maybe you could say the Times of India -- and its online edition, more particularly -- is competition.
Having said that, this blog intends to be my personal view on all things cricket -- and from that purely personal standpoint, I must say I think stories such as these are not cricket. I mean -- surely a reader expects something when he clicks on a link?

4 Comments:

  • Prem,

    Personal disclaimer -- I stopped visiting the TOI's online edition ( I think it may be close to two years now).

    The whole freakin' website was too racy, nonsensical and flimsy. I'm gonna throw it out there again -- the Marwarisation of TOI (once the Jains took over from Bennett Coelman) has made it one of the crappiest newspapers of India.

    I found solace in Rediff. After being a regular rediff reader, TOI is nothing but garbage, for me.

    Plz do not radically alter rediff's layout. In India, we have a tendency to screw all that is good and assimilate all that is bad.

    Sriraj

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 15:05  

  • TOI seems to have gone overboard with these picture stories. For the past few months most of the cricket articles have been this way. It's like watching a powerpoint presentation with no narration.

    JD

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 15:50  

  • Amen to Sriraj:

    I, and a lot my colleagues at IISc, agree that ToI has become something like the "Sun" in the UK.
    I must say that it is hard to get a decent newspaper now a days.
    ToI feels like too much of yellow journalism.
    Hindu hasn't gotten out of the colonial hangover (also, it is a bit too much Chennai/Tamilnadu centric).
    Indian Express doesn't feel right overall. (The quality of the paper they use, print, etc. are not up to the mark, I feel.)
    After going through these newspapers, one after another, I settled on, lo and behold, Deccan Herald. It ain't a great news paper either....only reasons is that it covers the local news(Bangalore) well. For rest, I rely on the websites of some of the aforementioned newspapers as well as Rediff.

    My $0.02 worth.

    Cheers
    Ram

    By Anonymous Ram, at 17:19  

  • Ram,

    I did not want to menion namma Deccan Herals because then junta would come in with their respective local dailies. I decided to be mum but since you've mentioned it, looking back, DH is a pretty decent paper. Agree 100 percent with your assessment of Hindu and Express.


    In many ways, Rediff reminds me of DH -- good print, decent articles, no yellow stuff...DH does not proclaim itself as a national newspaper..so I give it a pass on covering Bengaluru stuff mainly..heck, why not...but the Hindu is to TN-centric while calling itself a national paper.

    I only hope janta will not start a full fledged battle on which local paper is the best....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21:08  

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