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Old 28th January 2010, 17:51   #16
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Congrats on the start. The difficult part starts now. Will go throught the e version.
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Nice initiative and best of luck for the future.

Quite honestly I find it hard to say anything beyond that since I wouldn't be very amused at the idea of just "free" since most of it is Rephrased Press Releases and rephrased EU magazine articles.

I really want to ask what equipment are you using to test the vehicles?

I'm sure with time the magazine will start having a few priginal pieces and thoughts as well.

I work for the same industry but primarily for publications outside India so could easily make out what was lifted from where.

However, kudos for bringing out the free concept to the Indian market and I'm sure this will provide as a platform for many aspiring and good writers to prove their potential and if successful force the magazines to rethink their ridiculous pricing.

the content too seems to be in some places more than a month old so maybe you guys can try and get more recent content into the magazine.

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Old 28th January 2010, 18:10   #18
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went though the website now. Can't belive 50 page magazine with so many photos going for free.
Excellent initiative vivek.All the best!

PS: I would prefer a e-version of magazine!
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Old 28th January 2010, 18:33   #19
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Great work Vivek. I wish you success in pulling it through with good quality articles and unbiased reviews. Congratulations!
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Congratulations Vivek. Hope to see some wonderful and unbiased reviews out there on your magazine.
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Old 28th January 2010, 19:08   #21
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Originally Posted by black12rr View Post
What is the website name ?

I dont know whether I am the only one who think this way , I am basically against printing paper .
Going fully digital is the way .And the speed at which the digital hits ppl will be faster and the number of ppl who get to access digital also increases many folds. Imagine ppl who forward this via digitally, it will be many times the size of hard copies.
So please plan to go fully digital . This will also reduce your distribution and manpower costs( zero basically ) .

Kudos ,all the best .

PS:This is the same reason I have stopped daily news papers and any other kind off mags.
This is the link: Quarter Mile

And by the way, they have an E-mag also on the website
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Old 28th January 2010, 19:38   #22
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Congrats & all the best Vivek for this initiative

I was initially skeptical about the First free magazine claim as that would be Motoroids but then realized that yours is paper print first.

Nice coverage in the first edition.
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Congratulations Vivek. All the best

Just flipped through the e-mag, looks good.

Sorry to nit pick. The Toyoto yaris picture is given under New Toyota Mid sizer. We all know about the Etios Sedan(Rounded Logan), don't we?
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Old 28th January 2010, 19:48   #24
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Brilliant Initiative !!!
Great work vivekji and Congratulations. This is first of its kind mag and actually a FREE Mag which we should call unlike other sites claiming as TC said. All the best and I would get one copy soon, So is it available on all the bookstands?
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Congratulations Vivekji!

Good Initiative and I went through the e-mag ,it looks brilliant and I am sure this magazine will shake the market for sure.I wish this magazine grows bigger!
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Congrats Vivek! This is a brilliant idea.
Now some doubts:
1. Is the mag officially launched?
2. Is it available all over India?
3. What should I do to get a copy or to subscribe it?
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Excellent stuff, vivek and congrats on the venture!

Just skimmed through the magazine and it looked great Yet to read it in depth though.

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Congrats.I read this Magazine at Concorde Tata Dealer ,Cochin.Never Expected it is published from N.Paravur!
Nice!Especially Print and Paper Quality is really great.
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Thumbs up Great initiative.

Hi Vivekji,

This is a novel idea and an industry first, like many have said here.

Wishing you the very best for continued success towards your efforts. The e-mag idea is great too, for those who'd like to read but not waste the paper & print material[s].

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And as long as the content of the magazine is good, I don't mind the ads. Atleast they inform me whats new in the market for my car.
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