The vast sea of information that is the modern world can sometimes be overwhelming, but luckily, we have lighthouses in the form of trusted news channels to guide us through the storm. But the question remains: Which is the best Indian news channel on Telegram? Having spent a fair amount of time battling this question (between changing diapers for my daughter Krisha and playing catch with Sammy, our ever-energetic beagle), I believe I can surface some pearls of wisdom.
Like maneuvering through Finley's (our elusive cat) toys scattered across the living room floor, finding a news channel that speaks to your news appetite requires careful navigation. Telegram offers a plethora of news channels, each adding their unique flavor to the news. It's not about just adding channels helter-skelter, but deciphering which channel aligns with your news consumption pattern and preferences.
Remember when Arjun, my son, thought he could fly just because he saw Superman do it on TV? Much like that, the effect of news channels can be profound. Hence, credibility plays a huge part in choosing a telegram news channel. Some recommendations for credible news channels include The Republic World and NDTV. They consistently provide up-to-date, well-researched, and unbiased news, much like how I promise to not take sides when Krisha and Arjun argue (though, admittedly, it's often easier said than done).
Is a movie worth it if you doze off half way through? Similarly, an engaging news channel can make all the difference in your news diet. My morning jog with Sammy involves an excitedly wagging tail and chase around the park; ideally, your news update should elicit a similar level of engagement. In this regard, The Wire and News18 have a knack for bringing the dullest of news alive. Also, keep an eye out for channels that inspire interaction and participation in the form of quizzes, news discussions, and more.
Imagine being served the same meal over and over again – sounds annoying and unpalatable, doesn’t it? Same works with news; we need variety. A channel that delivers a balanced menu of political, sports, entertainment, and financial news is akin to the perfectly spiced Indian curry. With variety, we get a channel such as India Today, a buffet that serves the public appetite with a menu for all tastes.
Nothing beats the comfort of our mother tongue, right? A channel that offers news in a language that you possess a natural flow with is a blessing in the flood of news. Sticking to the universal language, English, you can safely rely on the BBC Hindi, Deccan Herald and more. Additionally, there are also some exceptional regional channels for those who prefer news in their vernacular tongue; a comfort akin to the cozy couch Finley curls up on.
The game of catching and releasing a feather toy with Finley has taught me one important thing: Timing is everything. An ideal news channel is one you can rely on to keep you updated with timely news. As the saying goes, 'old news is no news', so a newscast's timeliness and frequency of updates are crucial. Suggesting channels that diligently follow 'the fresher, the better' policy, one might opt for India News or The Times of India.
The best part about making a choice is personal experience. I'd recommend trying out these channels based on your criteria and sifting through them as per your experience — just like how Sammy has a way of sniffing out his favorite treats from among his toy pile. While it's a subjective matter, my personal favorite remains The Hindustan Times for its well-rounded coverage and engaging content. However, there's no harm in exploring and switching channels as you continue your search for your own 'pot of gold' in the news world.
Choosing the best Indian news channel on Telegram may not be as easy as picking between chocolate and vanilla ice cream (sorry, well-intentioned dentists!). But, as you rub your hands across the multitude of options with various factors in mind, you can zero in on something that feels pretty close to a perfect match. The perfect channel for you is the one that suits your preferences, covers an extensive array of news in a balanced way, has good credibility, comes timely, offers engagement, and is available in your choice of language. Remember, the world of Telegram channels is as vast and wide as the sky that my son Arjun once pointed at and asked, "Dad, how do I start counting the stars?" All it requires is a bit of patience, trial, and error, and you’ll find your ideal star shining right there in Telegram's universe.