Recently I have been telling myself to read more and waste less time online. That mission, as the recent spurt in junk posts indicates, has failed miserably. Apart from Harry Potter and 'The Complete Bible Handbook' by John Bowker, I haven't read anything useful for a while now.
Anyway, in the infinite blog hopping loops that I have been making, I have observed a curious phenomenon. That of, experienced pros being harassed by absolute newbies who don't seem to have a clue about reading newspapers! If you believe whatever you see on print, you should probably not read at all!
So heres an expert (?!) guide to Indian News media. I have compiled a list of sources, my opinion of their journalism and their supposed political affiliations.
IBNLive - Uneducated, Anti-BJP
NDTV - Liberal, Pro-Left
Cricinfo - Immature, Anti-Ganguly
Indian Express - Center Right, Pro-BJP
Hindustan Times - Liberal, Pro-Congress
Telegraph - Centrist, Pro-Ganguly!
DNAIndia - Liberal, Independent
Hindu - Pseudo-secular, Communist
Times of India - Farcical, Independent
Daily Pioneer - Farcical, BJP Mouthpiece
Economic Times - Sensational, Independent
Business Standard - Accurate, Independent
Outlook - Liberal, Pro-Congress
India Today - Center Right, Pro-BJP
Tehelka - Center Left, Independent
The Also rans
Times Now - No Opinion, Independent
Zee News - Nonsense, Doesn't matter
Deccan Chronicle - Sensational, MJ Akbar
Deccan Herald - No Opinion, Don't know
Asian Age - Nonsense, MJ Akbar
New Indian Express - Farcical, TJS George, Gurumurthi
Tribune - Nonsense, Ramachandran
Star of Mysore - Good Editorials, Pro-BJP?
Statesman - Nonsense, Doesn't matter
Central Chronicle - Nonsense, Doesn't matter
Herald (Goa) - Nonsense, Anti-BJP
Mid-day Mumbai - No Opinion, Independent?
News Today (Chennai) - Farcical, RSS Propaganda
Financial Express - Nonsense, Doesn't matter
LiveMint - Good Op-Eds, Don't Know
The Week - Political Gossip, Doesn't matter
FrontLine - Left, Communist Mouthpiece