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4 Reviews by Valavanur

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The Times of Indiaimage coming soon

The Times of India


The go-to web site for all the news on India.

Plus - Good coverage of entire country.

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Times of India covers India like no other newspaper.

Other Indian newspapers like Hindu or Hindustan Times are regional in character and strong only in some pockets. Hindu is strong in South India and Hindustan Times is big only in Delhi.

Negatives - Occasionally sensationalistic headlines.

Quality of editing is not good. Spelling errors are frequent.

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Techcrunch is unbeatable for the latest in technology news.

No one comes close to Techcrunch. Not even AllThings D.

I have Techcrunch on my browser toolbar and check it a few times a day.

Negatives: Not strong on analysis.

Anandtech and Ars Technica are better for reviews and indepth analysis.

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PC Magazine


Very Useful

I have been reading for many years now and find it a valuable resource.

The site has good coverage of both desktop and mobile technologies.

They're not as strong on news as TechCrunch but I find more useful for their reviews, tips and good coverage of security topics and Windows.

Overall, is a good site to keep on your toolbar for frequent visits.

SearchIndiaimage coming soon



Has Pluses and Minuses

I have been reading Blog for last 3 or 4 years. Like any blog, SI (as we daily readers refer to the blog) has pluses and minuses.

Entertaining most of the time.
Mercilessly attacks bad Hindi and Tamil films.
Brings rare foreign movies to readers attention.
Criticises everything and anything.
Interactive because moderator responds to every comment with witty retorts.
Good English.

Arrogance of moderator and not very receptive to alternative opinions
Some content is U.S. centric, not of interest to Canadians
May come across as biased against certain groups and people. But I'm inclined to be more forgiving here since they attack everyone (Indians, Americans, Tamils, Telugus, Gujratis....hard to find a group not ridiculed by SI)

For me, the pluses outweigh the minuses.

Overall, a different kind of blog with variety.

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