The Times if India ePaper is the Times of India “on a click,” covering many cities in India, such as, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Jaipur. In other words, each city has its own edition of The Times of India. It’s comparable to America’s USA Today, only America doesn’t exactly have a national newspaper like India does in The Times of India. While the New York Times is considered by many to be the nation’s quasi-national newspaper, upon first comparison it’s still not a national newspaper like The Times of India is to India.
When clicking onto the site you are given the choice of going electronically to The Times of India, The Economic Times or the Mirror. Having never visited any of India’s newspapers online or in print, I decided to give it a look-see. What did I find? Before I answer that question, let me answer the title of this article’s first question.
In a nutshell (to foreigners to America not familiar with that term, that’s American-speak or an American idiom for “everything taken into consideration, here’s the meat of the matter or the most important take-aways of the matter.”), it’s a place where Americans can peek in on what’s going on in India, according to what the newspapers there have to say, via The Times of India’s ePaper-the digital replica of the print edition.
So what did I find “on a click” in The Times of India’s ePaper? First, I’m told that I can access all the city editions of the Times of India, for today and the past 6 days. I was also told I can access the previous editions of the Times of India through the Online Archive. Well, well, well…the New York Times doesn’t allow you to do that before 1987 without paying for the article.
Here are a few more things I can do via The Times of India’s ePaper, some of them comparable to what I can do on the New York Times online site, some of them in addition to what I can do on the New York Times online site:
I can search, e-mail and print articles, ads and pictures of interest. The Times of India was sure to inform me, too, that I can “add them to my collections for anytime viewing and explore the synergy of Interactive and Static content in the best possible form.” Another feature The Times of India’s ePaper has that the New York Times doesn’t have is the ability to download the entire edition in PDF format for leisurely reading at your own pace. You can personalize your newspaper, too, by automatically highlighting items that are of interest to you.