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THE TIMES OF INDIA - Goddies and necessary EVILS
Jul 01, 2010 08:11 PM 17386 Views
(Updated Aug 29, 2010 06:16 PM)

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For a complete picture of TOI,I shall prefer pagewise Description(Eg Today`s edition)

The first page consists of Main headlines and description in full or in part.The FIRST advertisement starts with its own adv. of Save with the Times by a Combo pack with the Economics Times!There is a NewsDigest section which covers brief news like MTNL slashes ISD rates for 3G GSM / Nepal PM bites the Dust. I like this section.

But the adv will not leave you!!.Immediately down the line its own adv of a Separate weekly newspaper The Speaking tree.Then down the line MARKET WATCH and a useless Indiatimes poll - because it intends to earn through premium SMS!!.It follows an adv for it`s own Times classified.

Nowthirty percent of the main page is covered again with SBI adv.In totality forty percent of Main page is just the advertisement!!

2nd,3rd and 4th page is local Punjab and Haryana with more than sixty percent covered by adv.Fifth is the Times Nation section which is eighty percent adv.sixth again seventy percent adv.

Now one of the MOST irritating REGULAR adv. of Indiatimes shopping adv in the eighth page(adv 85%).Next is the Times Global section 70% adv.

Here comes a refreshing relief in Editorial and next page Times Business which have NIL adv.... Unbelievable indeed...But does not last long...

12th is again 70% adv.13,14 is dedicated to Football temporarily mostly without adv,15th is 90% adv. in Times sports section.

16th has a colourful Naaptol.Com adv to settle down INFERIOR Chinese items in India through online orders.Beware of it - my sincere request - do not forget indiatimes shopping is the spoilt brand from the same times group!!

Page No 17 is 65% adv(sports section) and the last page is colourful with 90% adv!!!

This was not enough!The times of Chandigarh section, in addition to some useless news(photographs are good, though) there is ONE MORE SHAMELESS ADV. OF INDIATIMES SHOPPING With the name Chandigarhtimes offer.

Times of Chandigarh section is Full of SELF PRAISING GIMICKS AND BIASED INFO.

For eg. in the TV programme info instead of giving channel Alphabetically they choose as per the money paid to them.In the news section ONLY TIMES NOW AND ET NOW.It irritates the readers.Also the ratings provide to various films appear biased grossly.ForRaavan they gave 3.5(do they receive money from the producer for higher rating?) Rajneeti got rating of 4.

But I like the Joke of the day.

I can not switch over to THe Hindu because of the reluctance of the newspaper vendor.All other papers are having same type of problem of Excessive advrtisements.

But there is a positivity in every Negativity.At the end of the month I have some Five Kg of Newspaper which are sold for @ Rs 12 a Kg.

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