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timesofindia.indiatimes.com has everything exotically Indian: Bollywood, spies, gangsters, elephants and cricket. You want a bride? You want foreign news? You want book reviews? You want India in all its pungent spicy glory? Read the Times. Cricket gets a lot of attention in the Times. well, afterall, the Indians are rather good at cricket. Rather than read about England's performance in the Telegraph, try the Times of India. Business news? You must read the Times of India. A very large proportion of the world's population is now Indian. India has the nuclear bomb and call centres better than those in Britain. India could overtake the likes of Britain, Germany and Japan once it really takes off. The Times of India has a separate fincancial supplement. Horoscopes? The Times of India is the place to get your horoscope. But don't take it too seriously. Crosswords? Of course there are crosswords, and they are in English. The Times of India has a huge circulation and really is the world's number one paper written in English. Operation Mockingbird was the CIA operation to gain control of the media, and not just in the USA. As early as the 1950s, the CIA 'owned' respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS... four to six hundred in all, according to a former CIA analyst. Over twenty five major newspapers and wire services became willing house organs for the CIA media manipulation. Investigators digging into MOCKINGBIRD discovered documents in which agents boast (in CIA office memos) of pride in having placed "important assets" inside every major news publication in the country. But, not everyone is controlled! It was the Times of India that revealed (SHOCK! HORROR!) that the CIA's man in Pakistan, General Mahmoud, had payed Mohamad Atta (alleged 9 11 hijacker) $100,00. Now, Mahmoud was in washington on 9 11. He'd
been meeting all the top CIA and political people. I give the Times of India 10/10. My other press awards: 10 points out of ten for THE PORTUGAL NEWS, which came up with a front page story suggesting that the US government may have carried out the 9 11 attacks. Website: www.portugalnews.com The story explained that a group of US military and civilian pilots, under the chairmanship of a Colonel Don de Grand, had concluded that the 'hijacked' planes were controlled by a remote-control system. The group had stated: "The so-called terrorist attack was in fact a superbly executed military operation..." The story went on to detail the flaws in the official version of events. The Portugal News is a lively little English-language paper which keeps British expats and tourists in touch with what's happening. 10/10 for HA'ARETZ, the liberal Israeli newspaper, which is not afraid to tell us the truth. Here is one of its stories from 28 June 2002: "The FBI is conducting a manhunt for six men carrying Israeli passports who are suspected of plotting terror attacks in the United States - and who were released by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service after having been under arrest. The six were arrested over the weekend in a state in the Midwest while traveling in two cars, and were found to have photographs and information about a Florida nuclear reactor and the Alaska pipeline, the news agency reported. There are three nuclear reactors in Florida. They also had "suspicious equipment," including box-cutter knives similar to those used by the hijackers on September 11 But the six, who were decribed as having Israeli passports and a "Middle Eastern look," were released after INS officials decided that their passports and visas were valid. The INS released the men without consulting the FBI - or reporting the arrests. When FBI di
rector Robert Mueller heard about the incident, he was "furious."" 10/10 for the VANCOUVER SUN, a well-written paper that is not yet under the control of the NWO. www.canada.com Ian Mulgrew is the star writer for the Sun and on 23 feb 2002 he wrote a piece suggesting the possibility that, just as the Kennedy assassination was supposedly a conspiracy by right-wing US elements, so too was 9 11. Mulgrew gives many pages of detailed and convincing arguments. He refers to all the pieces of the jigsaw that have been censored by certain other parts of the media; bin Laden's stay at an American hospital being just one example. Canada's VISION TV www.visiontv.ca produces excellent documentaries. One such was their series on what really happened on 9 11. The four part series provided the evidence (hidden from our heavily-controlled media) that 9 11 may well have been the work of a group within the US government. 10/10 for PRAVDA. PRAVDA has changed. Now it goes overboard to churn out stories of corruption in high places. On 27 7 02 it had a well researched piece on the dodgy business dealings of the Bush family, including their dealings with bin Laden. And what about the losers? Zero out of ten for most of the heaviuly controlled and heavily censored British media. Worst of all are: The BBC's TV News and the BBC's PANORAMA. The Observer. Those three seem to be simply vehicles for churning out CIA propaganda.
Ting..tong...Its morning 6.00 and there is some one on the door bell, in a sleepy way you go and open the door, and their stands a guys(Usually a south Indian ) with the morning paper. Arrives the morning tea and your favorite morning companion, your Newspaper. This is the scenario with everyone and most of us wait for the paper to come and quickly grab the news so that you can get updated. Inspite of the technology advances with Internet & TV, people still prefer the morning newspaper. Whether its the hot news or the cartoons or the juicy gossips, or the classifieds or the flashy advertisement. You have it all. It depends on person to person as to what does he like in a newspaper. I prefer everything believe me whether it’s the cartoons or the advertisements and above all the news. In most of the local trains or in buses you may find lot of people really submerged in playing crossword games(Which is hot cake in regional newspapers ). But over all newspaper can never be replaced. For me my favorite Newspaper is definitely Times of India (TOI). Lot of people have written bad as well as good reviews about this paper, and I am gone combine both of them. Profile The first edition of The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce, later to be called The Times of India, was launched in Bombay in 1838. After several years of change, evolution and growth in the paper’s character,Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd(the proprietors of The Times of India Group) was established with the principal objective of publishing newspapers, journals, magazines and books. Today The Times of India Group has emerged as multi-edition, multi-product organisation, and a clear leader in the segment it operates. Some of the brands owned by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. are The Times of India, The Economic Times, Femina, Filmfare, Navbharat Times, Sandhya Times and Times FM. India’s most widely circulated English dai
ly and the group’s premier mega-brand. The Times of India is rated amongst the world’s six best newspapers and attracts a daily circulation level of more than a million copies. The Times of India is published from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Patna. Lets begin the content... 1. News : Good : TOI has the widest coverage available with covering most of the main region in India. Delhi , lucknow and patna in the north, Bombay, Ahmedabad in the west, Bangalore in the south. Its got all the news with one of the best reporters available in India. Content of the news are always precise and never manipulated and its not handled by any politician , who can mould the news content. Bad: Inspite of having such wide coverage, it misses the important metros like Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad. Sometimes you have more space in the newspaper occupied by events organized by the Times group. Advertisements: Good If you want your advertisement to reach the mass then this is the right newspaper. In fact nowadays you find more advertisement then News in the TOI. But nothing to take away from it. Its got the reach and it does create an impact on the people. This is the best place to give an advertisement on the upper range of products, because people reading this newspaper do have more percentage of upper and middle class people. Bad As I said earlier, you find now a days more advertisement than the actual news. Hence the actual purpose of the newspaper is not met. As TOI has got monopoly, placing an ad is not a easy task because the cost involved is astounding. Small companies will definitely find it difficult because they are pretty expensive. Cartoons Its got one of the famous figure,everyones Common Man. In the morning unless and until you don’t read the jokes by the common man , your day is not met. It’s the impact like an Amul Hoardings have m
ade. Other cartoons like Nancy, Garfield, beetle, just are really a class apart. And for me its good way to start your day... LAUGHING... Classifieds As I spoke earlier its got one of the best reach and the classifieds are really very useful. You wont believe, I wanted to buy a Persian cat and this is were after months of searching, I got one. They do no how to celebrate different events like Valentines Day, mother day, etc. You can reach your loved and close ones through giving messages. Good way to reach..Don’t you guys think so. Sports They have really good content as far as sports is concerned. Reviews on cricket from Sunil gawaskar, G.eoff Boycott etc., reviews on tennis by V. Amritraj. They also give good coverage to the local games. Business They do have Economic Times, so most of the news on the business section is basically a reprint of the Economic Times. Ascent Man this is one section, which at least a person who is looking for job won’t like to miss. Its again a good way to start a week for a person looking for a right opportunities. But guys , if your thinking of placing an ad, think twice and if your cash register is okay then go ahead as they are damn expensive. Its starts from Rs 50,000 to 4,00,000. Bombay/Delhi/B’lore Times I rarely think its of any use, as most of the time you will find the rich guys and gals showing off their wealth. TOI should really rework on Bombay times. Sunday Times This is one of the best, editions coming from the TOI stable. When your relaxing on Sunday, its good to start your day with lot of good content . Everyone like me, must be waiting for the movies reviews by Khaled and Rashid Irani. The other features like Astrology, features on the personalities etc. I think so most of the newspapers work 24*7*365 days but TOI takes liberty on not having issues on the Public Holidays. So In a y
ear there are some 5 to 7 occasions where in the morning you don’t have the TOI at your doorstep. Overall, like most organization, they do have flaws but they are definitely the No 1 Newspaper in India.