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Thursday, June 18, 2009

List of Indian eMagazines

Indian eMagazinesNo one that I know got a raise this year and costs keep increasing. My landlord raised the rent, though I managed to bargain a bit with a little recession sob-story.

With stagnant cash inflow, we need to make some cuts in expenses and for me it has to start with the magazines. I purchase an unnecessary number of them and since I don't want to sell them to the raddiwallah, they eat up a lot of prime space in my already congested abode.

Therefore, I decided to go the Arnold Schwarzenegger way and put together a list of Indian print magazines that are available in a digital format (an e-replica of the print edition) and I was surprised to find so many. Also happened to discover a few that I never knew existed.

Most of these e-versions are either in PDF or flash, though there are a few in HTML too.

Here's a simple way to slash those magazine bills in these hard times (the publishers might be a bit upset, but they earn more from advertising than sales):

List of Indian print magazines available in a digital format online:


  1. 080
    080

  2. Abhisarika
    (Sex education magazine in Telugu. Old issues 1949 onwards)
    Abhisarika

  3. Balaka
    (Bengali)
    Balaka

  4. Brunch
    Brunch

  5. Business Today
    Business-Today

  6. Campaign India
    Campaign-India

  7. Champak
    (English)
    Champak-English)

  8. Chandamama
    (Archives 1955 onwards in English, Hindi, Kannada, Maalayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Oriya)
    Chandamama

  9. Congress Sandesh
    Congress-Sandesh

  10. Cosmopolitan
    Cosmopolitan

  11. Cricket Today
    (English)
    Cricket-Today-English)

  12. Cricket Today
    (Hindi)
    Cricket-Today-Hindi)

  13. Down To Earth
    Down-To-Earth

  14. Economic & Political Weekly
    Economic-&-Political-Weekly

  15. Frontline
    Frontline

  16. Grehalakshmi
    Grehalakshmi

  17. Grihashobha
    Grihashobha

  18. Harmony
    Harmony

  19. India Today
    (English)
    India-Today-English)

  20. India Today
    (Hindi)
    India-Today-Hindi)

  21. India Today Woman
    India-Today-Woman

  22. JetScreen Domestic
    JetScreen-Domestic

  23. JetScreen International
    JetScreen-International

  24. JetWings Domestic
    JetWings-Domestic

  25. JetWings International
    JetWings-International

  26. Kamal Sandesh
    (English)
    Kamal-Sandesh-English)

  27. Kamal Sandesh
    (Hindi)
    Kamal-Sandesh-Hindi)

  28. Linux For You
    Linux-For-You

  29. Living The Park Magazine
    Living-The-Park-Magazine

  30. Men's Health
    Men's-Health

  31. Money Today
    Money-Today

  32. New Woman
    New-Woman

  33. Nirvana Woman
    Nirvana-Woman

  34. Open
    Open

  35. Outlook Business
    Link URL corresponds to the April 18, 2009 issue. To view other issues use the Past Issues drop-down on the left of the page.
    Outlook-Business

  36. Outlook Profit
    Outlook-Profit

  37. Pitch
    Pitch

  38. Planet Earth
    Planet-Earth

  39. Pragati
    Pragati

  40. Pratiyogita Darpan
    (Hindi)
    Pratiyogita-Darpan-Hindi)

  41. Pravasi Bhartiya
    Pravasi-Bhartiya

  42. Prevention
    Prevention

  43. Royal
    (An adult men's magazine. Some content NSFW)
    Royal

  44. Sarita
    (Hindi)
    Sarita

  45. Security Today
    Security-Today

  46. Stardust
    Stardust

  47. Sutra
    Sutra

  48. Tehelka
    (Requires registration)
    Alternative link (No Registration necessary)
    Tehelka

  49. Tehelka Samachar (Hindi. Requires registration)
    Alternative link (No registration necessary)
    Tehelka-Samachar

  50. The Man
    The-Man

  51. The Plot
    The-Plot

  52. The Sunday Indian ( June 21 Issue. For the latest issue go to the home page and click on the E-Magazine link)
    The-Sunday-Indian

  53. Upper Crust
    Upper-Crust

  54. Vastu Evam Jyotish
    (Hindi)
    Vastu-Evam-Jyotish

  55. Woman's Era
    Woman's-Era

  56. Yog Sandesh
    (English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Assamese and Nepali)
    Yog-Sandesh


If you know of more such magazines, do share them in the comments.

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11 Comments:

Vinayak Razdan said...

Quite an exhaustive list there!
So Chandamama in its e-avatar continues to prompte the worthy cause of Parle Poppins :)
Diamond have even put Manohar Kahaniya online! Means now people can suffer those garish covers online too. Abhisarika is quite a revelation! Images always help.

Can The Little Magazine make the cut?
Then there is Biblio India also...but one has to pay $5-12 an issue and a free registration only gives you access to some of the articles. Then there is First City that has been in the 'coming soon' mode for quite sometime now.

satish said...

great, awesome stuff...
really happy to see Chandamama archives :),

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Debashish said...

A comprehensive list of Hindi ezines is at the Hindi Wikipedia

Soumyadip said...

@Vinayak: I considered the Little Magazine but then I'm limiting the list of magazines that are available online as a replica (in layout) of the print editions.

Thanks for pointing out Biblio India, but I think I'll stick only to the ones available for free.

@Debashish: Thanks for the list. I'll check and include ones those fit the requirements of this list.

Suhel Banerjee said...

This is an absolutely brilliant collection. Thanks for sharing this!

Jyoti said...

An amazing compilation! It's lovely to see the colourful covers of champak but the pages are taking too long to load...home broadband is never enough!

Would like to help cut your newspaper expenses by sharing this link ;)
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/main.asp

Jyoti

Suhel Banerjee said...

@Jyoti - Hey, that's a nice link! However, I think they could have added a lot more Indian newspapers links there. Sending feedback to the site:)

Soumyadip said...

@Jyoti: There's an issue with some of the emagazines that you can only start viewing the first page only after all the pages have been loaded. This makes it difficult for slower connections. And thanks for the link.

@Suhel: Agree. In fact compiling an exhaustive list on Indian epapers is next on my agenda.

Jyoti Bhargava said...

@Soumyadip: I waited forever for an issue of champak to load but didn't see more the first 4. On the other hand, Stardust's font is painful to read. Still, it's good to see them up.

Occurs to me now that I forgot to share this bird-watching magazine link http://www.indianbirds.in/Archives2008.html

@Suhel: Newseum is good for foreign newspapers. Our own are grossly under-represented.

Kartikey said...

is there any link where we can find old Maya issues