Read All About It! India's Newspapers Go For A Face Lift!

Seeing a threat from TV, India's papers get lively-and glitzy

The interior of Bombay's Times of India, the flagship publication of the country's most powerful newspaper group, defies all stereotypes of what a newsroom should look like. Once a grubby space smelling of smoke and take-away curry, the renovated sections of the company's 19th century neo-Gothic headquarters are sleek and air-conditioned. With shining granite floors and ornate marble doorways, the place feels more like the lobby of a grand hotel than a workaday Indian paper in Bombay's historic Fort district.

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