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The day is long gone, when I had to wait until mid-morning for my father to let go of the only newspaper we used to get. He would come from the market and sit on the veranda with his tea and the paper before going to office. Some days he was late from the market giving us a free access to the paper, but most days by the time I got up for breakfast it was too late. He would let go of the paper not because he was done, but he was getting late for office. He would have another go at it in the evening after his work. By lunch I would be done with the paper, or at least the bits I was interested in, and look forward to the neighbors’ paper which came as a part of post lunch exchange program. Besides these two newspapers, we had nightly news on the TV. In those days, that was all the access to news we had.

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If you ever want to know what the outside world thinks of India, read the news from another country. It was a privilege of a select handful of people even a few years ago, but now we do not have to buy anything to read foreign media. Well you can go to any of the popular sites and read them. But remember to try the original source, not the Indian version. (Here is a tip for those who like me are still not well informed: yahoo.com instead of in.yahoo.com or Google News instead of Google India.) Coming to think of it, it would not make much of a difference. Those are mostly for the purists among us.

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