I have been dying to post this one. But before publishing, I had to confirm certain points. I just hate Nagpur Times supplement of Times Of India for it's degrading quality. Just to be sure, I updated my FB status as "Nagpur times = Times Shit". After a few likes, people started commenting. What I could infer from the comments was that the times city supplement of other cities were in more or less the same state. So, I was not the only one getting frustrated. Let's start.
The Front Page
The front page is all about the buzz in the B'town. Fine, sometimes I do read articles on Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan and some other actors. Tell me this, how can a news like "Bobby Darling claiming to have dated Munaf Patel" make to the front page? Okay, it's funny, but Aren't there bigger things to write about? Then there was this article stating that Sonakshi Sinha is getting possessive about Salman Khan when she intentionally tripped Zarine Khan. Seriously, Who reads about this junk? I feel pity for the stars (not all) because the media never misses any opportunity to write even about the silliest act of them. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan caught at the airport carrying above the limit is fine, but still crapping about the now history relationship of John and Bipasha? Come on guys give them a break.
The Second Page
The second page is kind of okay. Comic stuff and then the idiot box schedule. Some crap about Cinema and horoscope.
The Third Page
The second worst page in Times city edition. It's divided into two sections
Nagpur is talking about
It gives you the feeling that Nagpur is always talking about babes and parties. And the pose they give in the pictures, like they have won some beauty contest in Nigeria. You will rarely see a male in those pics (So you think every night, some or other females in the city are having a lesbian party).
Forget about variety, the only thing they do is give tips to girls on how to trap men. Rarely you will see a tip for men. Are women that dumb? I don't think so. And the language, More than attracting the guy, they give instructions on how to reach into his bedroom (read wallet).
The Fourth Page
The last and the worst. Honestly, I think they believe that every guy in the city jerks off even before brushing his teeth. The first and only thing you will notice in the page is how amazingly women can reveal their body parts. Bikini clad women and the likes fill up the page. That's the reason many people started reading the newspaper. I am just sick of it. I want some news and all I get is seductive pic of Madonna. Don't they realize that guys are smart enough to look all that up on the internet? It's all there, why do you need to bring it at our doorstep. And then mother gives me that look when I am trying to fish out some news in between Scarlett Johansson's legs. ~_~
I still have a subscription to TOI because of the other supplements Times Life on Sunday, Education Times on Monday (morons have now dropped the supplement and added it in the main paper) and Ascent on Wednesday. They started a new supplement "Times Property" which is another crap.
I think I should switch to TheIndianExpress.