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Old 27th August 2018, 15:23   #16
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I find Mint from Hindustan times really good. No ads and good selection of articles.
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Started reading the Ken recently and am pretty impressed with the depth.
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Checkout The Ken - https://the-ken.com/. I'm one of their earliest subscribers. In my opinion there is none to match their quality of business journalism in India now.
Reading so many recommendations about The Ken from fellow members, I decided to check the website out. Read the summary for their news pieces and it got me interested. I registered as a free user and got access to a few free-to-read stories and I was totally blown away! Such insightful and detailed research on any topic is nearly unheard for regular business publications in India (ET, BS and the likes).

Now this free membership also gave access to summary of the daily stories delivered right in email. Everything was going well, The Ken felt like utopia until something disconcerting happened.

Reading the summary for their stories brought out some obvious inferences. The Ken does not like Aadhaar. They believe it breaches privacy, government is creating a surveillance state and the likes. They also believe that Baba Ramdev promoted Patanjali is the only copycat in FMCG industry, Baba Ramdev himself is a billionaire and what not.

The least I expect from any publication is unbiased view. Something that The Ken doesn't indicate. For eg., knowing that their team is decidedly against Aadhaar, on articles related to it, I can't be sure if the story has been researched without any bias. I find this discomforting.

So after seriously contemplating at getting the annual subscription in order to do my tiny bit for promoting good and honest publications, I have held off at the last moment. Hopefully, things will change and then I'll be more than happy to pay for a subscription.
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Old 3rd October 2018, 07:50   #18
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Some thoughts after taking the Business Standard + Wall Street Journal subscription. It's totally worth it, but because of the WSJ pack bundled in. Am finding business-standard above average at best.

In India, the only two places consistently churning out quality stuff are Team-BHP and the-ken.com. With the-ken, I find 75 - 80% of their articles just amazing (and a lot of them I learn new stuff from).

At the global level, my benchmark is NYTimes. Big fan. Voracious reader of their business & tech articles. A level below are WSJ, The Economist, Wired, Fortune, Forbes etc. Am regular on all of these. Off & on, Time.com has outstanding long-form articles.

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Hahaha - good one. But Team-BHP takes up all my time man.

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I find Mint from Hindustan times really good. No ads and good selection of articles.
Yes, have off & on come across some good stuff on Mint. Also, the Caravan's reportage series.

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So after seriously contemplating at getting the annual subscription in order to do my tiny bit for promoting good and honest publications, I have held off at the last moment. Hopefully, things will change and then I'll be more than happy to pay for a subscription.
Buddy, I don't agree a 100% with the views of NYTimes, or even those of BHPians on Team-BHP. That doesn't mean I stop reading them!!! You have clearly appreciated a lot of the-ken's attributes, so go ahead. In the car world too, every model has an equal number of likes & dislikes .

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I dont read any of these publications. But I never miss a post from Morgan Housel.
( https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/) I am a big fan of Morgan. Pure class. And its free.
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Some more thoughts out here after trying them all. None of the Indian business magazines offer consistently good quality. From edition to edition, it is a hit or miss. One can see how declining ad revenues + circulation is affecting their content quality. Forbes India is an embarrassment...absolute junk. If I had to pick one, it would be Fortune.

I've also come to realise that you have to pay $$$ for good content (e.g. the-ken).

The best business reading in order of priority:

- Bloomberg Businessweek. Subscription costs a steep $39 a month. Expensive, but worth it IMHO. You'd be hard-pressed to read a single long-form Bloomberg Businessweek article that isn't absolutely top class. I learn so much from their write-ups that I reference the $39 / month as "tuition fees".

- NYTimes. A steal at Rs. 200 / month.

- Wall Street Journal (got it for 2000 / year through Business Standard). But WSJ is like a level or two behind the quality of writing at Bloomberg & NYTimes.

Someone should really start a Team-BHP for Indian business.
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Hmm. I discovered that I'm allergic to paying for content.

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- Bloomberg Businessweek. Subscription costs a steep $39 a month. Expensive, but worth it IMHO. You'd be hard-pressed to read a single long-form Bloomberg Businessweek article that isn't absolutely top class. I learn so much from their write-ups that I reference the $39 / month as "tuition fees".
Subscribe to BloombergQuint.com instead - desi version of Bloomberg Businessweek.

1) Some 50% articles from Bloomberg Businessweek show up on Bloomberg Quint
2) Costs just Rs. 700 per month (or Rs. 5000 for 24 months)
3) You get access to Indian business articles
4) Run by Raghav Bahl (ex-promoter of CNBC TV18)
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Some more thoughts out here after trying them all. None of the Indian business magazines offer consistently good quality.
Try Apple News subscription. Works if you have a US/ Canadian store account.
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Is there an iPhone App for Bloomberg Quint? I can see an app for The Quint, but I don't think they are the same?
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Subscribe to BloombergQuint.com instead - desi version of Bloomberg Businessweek.

1) Some 50% articles from Bloomberg Businessweek show up on Bloomberg Quint
Just searched for the last 5 great articles I read on Bloomberg Businessweek, and none of them were there on Bloomberg Quint :(.

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Meaning? Apple News subscription to access Bloomberg Businessweek? How much?
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Meaning? Apple News subscription to access Bloomberg Businessweek? How much?
I believe itís part of apple subscription.

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Much appreciated .

I dug a bit deeper and found a better deal. Click here for 50 issues + digital access to Bloomberg Businessweek for $100 a year (or ~600 rupees a month). Cancelling my $39 / month plan for this.
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No mention of Forbes India and Fortune India? I love their articles, especially their long-form ones.

Here's their latest on Royal Enfield, for eg:


Royal Enfield: Silver bullet
[With five straight months of falling sales, Royal Enfield's decade-old dream run has come to a screeching halt. Here's how Siddhartha Lal plans to get the Bullet maker firing on all cylinders again]
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No mention of Forbes India and Fortune India? I love their articles, especially their long-form ones.
Fortune India is good sometimes, average sometimes. I feel Forbes' quality has fallen behind where it used to be. And neither of them can hold a candle to the quality of long-form articles on Bloomberg or NYTimes. That level of writing is just .

Since you are also a lover of long-form, I'm going to share two links with you which will change your life .

Indepth stories

Longform

Check these indexes at least once a week and bookmark the articles that interest you. Enjoy!
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Since you are also a lover of long-form, I'm going to share two links with you which will change your life .

Indepth stories

Longform

Check these indexes at least once a week and bookmark the articles that interest you. Enjoy!
Wow, why had I never thought of Reddit! Thank you!

I used to sometimes use https://longform.org/, but Reddit will definitely have the more popular ones.
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