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News and Current Affairs Magazines

April 27th, 2009 · 8 Comments

India has a variety of current affairs magazines which make for good reading to get the background into the political landscape. There are the market leaders, India Today and Outlook. Then, there is The Week, with its more youthful tinge. I don’t get to see Frontline much in Mumbai. Two interesting ones are Tehelka and The Caravan — they tend to have stories one is not likely to read elsewhere. A new weekly has joined the crowd, Open.

I like the magazines because they tend to give more perspective into the happenings. TV has become too soundbitish and repetitive, while the newspapers have to focus on the here and now. That leaves magazines with a good space to fill.

I don’t have favourities in this lot — there is no standout. What I like is the diversity of options available.

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  • 1 News and Current Affairs Magazines | VandeNikhiliam // Apr 27, 2009 at 10:14 am

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  • 2 Akshar // Apr 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    And for those who can read them, there are plethora of good regional language magazines as well. In Marathi we have Lokprabha, Chitralekha, Vivek etc.

  • 3 Vijay // Apr 27, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Let’s not forget MJ Akbar’s Covert – http://www.covert.co.in/ and the Kathmandu-based Himal – http://www.himalmag.com/ – which provides an excellent subcontinental perspective.

  • 4 Girish // Apr 28, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I quite liked ‘Open’, think they have done a good job with the content, it reminds me of outlook during the initial years. Hope they are able to keep up the pace.
    Do catch a few issues of Open, am quite sure you will grow towards liking it.

  • 5 Mintu Khaitan // May 22, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Very good magazines

  • 6 AJIT // Aug 21, 2009 at 6:30 pm


  • 7 mansi // Feb 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    read it nicely(dhyan se)

  • 8 Jasa Website Profesional // Jul 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    yes i agree with you magazine is good reading, i love reading indian magazine

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