First day of Sakshi

Got hold of the first day edition of Sakshi, the new Telugu newspaper. For those who don’t know, the paper is owned by son of the Chief Minister of Congress party led State Government. Here is a picture of the first day’s edition.

A couple of things that brought a smile on my face at the first look:

  • Satire on CM (and his Doctors degree) in the first page cartoon.
  • The color themes used in the paper: Even though this paper is owned by a Congress leader, the headers are in yellow color, the color used by Telugu Desam Party. Other prominent colors are Pink (TRS Party) and Saffron (BJP). Let us see how long would it take to change the color themes.

The first day edition looks good, but the news is more like a summary than a snapshot. The kind of news you expect in a weekly or fortnightly rather than a daily. May be because this is the first day and the editors want to sum up things.

By Raju Alluri

Blogging on my personal site since 2006, I try to cover both personal and work related events and thoughts in this blog. You can reach me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

4 comments

  1. I DONT THINK THIS PAPER WOULD RUN FOR LONGTIME,I HAVE THE SECOND DAY OF SAKSHI I WAS ASTONISHED BY SOMETHINGS THAT I OBSERVED,
    1.THE WHOLE PAPER IS IN CLOUR PICTURES,WHICH COSTS MORE I THINK TO PRINT LIKE THAT IT WOULD COST RS.10-15 ,ALL PAGES ,THAT TOO IF THEY PRINT MORE THAN 70 MILLION .
    2. THE CONTENT IS NOT EVEN AMETUERISH,,NOT AT ALL GOOD WRITING , VERY CHEEKY AND LOW KIND OF LITERATURE.
    3. THE NUMBER OF LINES PER PAGE IS TOO LOW .I CAN SEE MORE BLANK SPACES BETWEEN LETTERS WORDS & FROM LINE TO LINE.
    4.ONE THING THAT ATTRACTS MORE S CONTRAST AND PHOTOS I THINK TOO PRINT THEM THEY NEED TO SPEND LOADS AND LOADS OF MONEY FOR PAINTS ONLY.
    MASS WILL LIKE BUT TO A BUSINESS MAN HE SEES MONEY IS WASTED SO BADLY.

  2. i don’t agree with you
    the main power in the state is not the businessmen,it is the middle class and poor people.
    agan is investing 1 crore per day for his business and to serve people of andhra ,who are vexed with other news papers….
    Now if you see the villages ,every village has 200+ subsrciption,rather it is 5-10 inthe previous years,,,,,,

    i,e news are at your doorstep..

  3. This news paper is scrap….
    The whole paper contains all stupid news
    IT keeps on boasting abt the CM and congress party, it is a set up to lure people to vote for Congress
    dont fall into the pit and be wise…..thats my only suggestion

  4. One of the best news paper,now after reading eenadu for 10 long yrs…

    I was happy ,and thnx to jagan to intro sakshi and stop monopoly and TDP biased news…

    Now with out reading sakshi in the morning ,i am not able to move…

    CAn’t able to see eenadu as it is biased always.and B&W printing and photo q is poor

    The subscriptions in villages are high for sakshi compare to eenadu

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