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Times Of India & Advertisements: How Much Is Too Much?

By on Dec 21, 2011 in Wisdom | 2 comments

Until now, I believed that digital media offers huge benefits over traditional ways of advertisements. The biggest advantage – they are relevant to the content you are reading and relevant to what you’re searching on the Internet. Second, they mix well with the content so that they aren’t ‘intrusive’. Times Of India is a leading newspaper of India that seems to be preparing for the recession by making sure that the advertising revenue growth is more than ever before. As a result, Times Of India has started accepting advertisements that users can’t skip. See what I encountered on TOI today – For your information; the above screenshot is Times Of India’s front page! Reminds me of the internet puzzles where you’ve to find clues on the webpages. I challenge you to find the content on above page. I know you’re giving up already!...

TOI Is Media Puppet Controlled By Congress

By on Jun 28, 2011 in Wisdom | 3 comments

I just had a glance over the posts I’ve published in recent past and most of them seem to be anti-Congress or anti-government. I’ve also commented on the serious need of independent media. India’s leading media – Times Of India seems to be losing its credibility now a days. I’m even thinking either TOI’s gone corrupt or Congress has managed to ‘buy’ TOI reporters. One recent coverage by TOI – Bitter ‘lauki’ juice can kill you, says panel confirms it. The author (unknown) goes on to link the death of a scientist to ‘Ayurved’ and ‘Baba Ramdev’ and goes on to say that the scientist who followed instructions mentioned in Ayurved and popularized by Baba Ramdev, died by consuming ‘Lauki’ juice. Congress definitely wants to destroy Yog and make people lose their faith in Baba Ramdev, who at present seems to be one of the strong Congress enemy. I’m however pleased to see the...

What happened to TOI’s Lead India?

By on Jun 1, 2008 in Wisdom | 2 comments

One day, I woke up with a hope. A hope that India’s going in safe hands. For the first time [not really, acutally] educated people, having no police records were to Lead India! I expected something great to happen. So, I was pretty excited about Times Of India’s initiative – Lead India – where people were asked to choose their leader from people who’ve been changing the face of India – silently. My sister & I [both of us care for India along with Swami Ramdeobaba] watched first few shows of Lead India and were both disappointed beyond limits. For we don’t really expect our future leader to know what’s up in Bollywood. Anyway. I haven’t followed the show since then. I heard that the show concluded. What happened next? I decided to check by visiting their website – This is what I found – [...