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Does following these sources mean we can skip The Hindu?

Hello friends, if we follow current affairs, AIR and Rajyasabha news analysis, editorial analysis and also Ram Babu videos on daily basis from Insights, is it yet required to read The Hindu/ Indian Express?

Also reading Vision Monthly CA at the end of Month. And if yes then is it okay if we read only editorials?

Please share your views.


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    Don't know about ram babu videos but the other sources that you have mentioned can not replace daily paper reading.
    Instead of that why not try and improve reading efficiency if it's taking time.
  • Don't know about ram babu videos but the other sources that you have mentioned can not replace daily paper reading.
    Instead of that why not try and improve reading efficiency if it's taking time.

    Thanks a lot for your valuable input. :smile:
  • Well I think reading newspapers shouldn't be skipped because reading whole news develops a flow in thinking process and hence becomes easier to remember.
    Moreover there are many news that will not be included in the daily current affairs modules of insights or any other coaching institutes. For e.g in todays newspaper there is a news about a statue of Ramanuja being erected somewhere in the south. Now if you read the news, you'll naturally search about him and his contribution to Bhakti movement.
    Vision won't even include that news in their monthly current affairs.
    Also, while reading, you'll get to know about how sentences should be made so that they look good and appealing. It helps in essay.
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  • No current affairs source can replace newspaper. Newspaper reading is the most exciting thing in ias preparation and without it preparation would be incomplete if not hollow. Newspaper along with one or two sources of monthly current affairs is the right thing to do.
  • And please never give more than 90 minutes to newspaper(s). Otherwise, it would become tiresome and boring and kill the joy of reading newspaper alongwith giving diminishing returns.
  • Fore pre: Yes.
    For mains: No.
    For PI: Hell no!
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  • Guys - Hindu, Indian Express, ForumIAS, Insights, Unacademy, Mrunal, etc etc etc - for Current Affairs, so many sources are there, how to read and cover everything in your schedule?? I am so confused here, I don't know what to do! How do I cover all these things!???
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