I visit a good number of news websites daily (almost an essential graduate student duty). Stopped reading 'Times Of India' a long time back, as it appears to have transformed itself into a tabloid avatar. One good aspect of ToI is that like a few other large newspapers it has a local edition for major cities, which in my opinion is a great avenue for local reporting on local issues--- and Pune has 'Pune Times'. About 7 years back when I left Pune, it was almost turning into a tabloid but had some semblance of news on its first and second page. On my last visit about a couple of months back, Ashwin and me looked through a few issues of Pune Times and found no real news article in the entire 4-page newspaper supplement over several days. I looked up today's Pune Times epaper and below are pictures of each page. A great avenue for reporting local issues is being wasted in my opinion. Your comments?
On the flip-side several local and much smaller newspapers (compared to the scale of ToI etc) report relevant and real issues effecting the common man.
(please click to enlarge each page and see if you find any sort of news in it) ... would be glad to hear comments.