Monday, November 10, 2008

Current: Weekly English newspaper relaunched


'The boldest national weekly', is back and available on the news stands.

Veteran journalist Inder Malhotra is now the Chairman of Editorial Advisory Board while Asif Syed and Shahid Faridi hold the posts of Managing Editor and Resident Editor respectively.

The 20-page weekly tabloid doesn't have much competition in this segment. It is priced at Rs 10. Current was originally founded in 1949. The newspaper's launch ahead of Assembly elections in various states and the Parliament elections next year, doesn't come as a surprise.

Many papers are busy in the relaunches and several new magazines have begun publication recently. However, Current does have a good team. The New Age Media Private Limited is the publisher of the paper.

If the initial issues are any indication, the papers seems doing well. There is an element of agressive journalism visible in the stories. Manjula Lal and Sanjeev Acharya are the other names in the editorial team. Let's see how long the steam lasts though one hopes that it does.

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