All in one; And one for all—The Newspapers

The demand for newspapers (or print media, as they call it) is diminishing all over the world, specially in developed countries. We have ever so many news channels on TV and on top of this, we have the all-embracing computer. Then, why on earth do you expect us to buy or read a newspaper which comes a day after the actual happenings. You are dumbfounded and change the topic.

But, old is gold. The newspaper readers are well-informed than those who hurry through internet or watch things on TV. This is not an old-timer’s self satisfying statement but an undeniable fact. The first advantage is leisurely reading. Then you are very comfortable. You can sit on your bed or arm chair stretching your legs so that you won’t be tempted to skip certain news items. Then there are weekly supplements which cover a wide range of topics, catering to the tastes of people of all ages; but, the one which needs special mention is the supplement meant for kids and teenagers. They are very informative and encouraging and, above all, give the kids an opportunity to exhibit their talents. So, do not underestimate the importance of the print media.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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