During these uncertain times while everyone is taking precautions and surviving the days at home, we have noticed that our online readership has amplified. People are spending more time reading newspapers and magazines, to stay updated with the latest news and trends during this uncertain time. There is a jump of 55% increase in magazine readership and 27% hike in newspapers! 

We have listed down, top 5 most used collection, during lockdown, by our library members. Have a look!


1. Business Standard: This is one of the largest Indian English-language daily edition newspaper published by Business Standard Ltd. It does extensive coverage on the Indian economy, infrastructure, international business and trade, stock and currency markets, corporate governance, apart from a range of other financial news, opinions and insights.

2. The Hindu: A daily newspaper owned by The Hindu Group, headquartered in Chennai, it was started as a weekly in 1878 and became a daily in 1889. It is one of the Indian newspapers of record and the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India.

3. Economic Times: The Economic Times is an English-language, Indian daily newspaper headquartered in Mumbai, India, at The Times of India building. Published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., The Economic Times began publication in 1961. As of 2012, it is the world's second-most widely read English-language business newspaper.

4. The Washington post: The Washington Post (sometimes abbreviated to WaPo) is a major American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. It is the most widely circulated newspaper within the Washington metropolitan area. The newspaper has won 69 Pulitzer Prizes.

5. The Guardian: This is a British daily newspaper that was founded in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian, and changed its name in 1959. The Guardian scored highest for digital-content news, with 84% of readers agreeing that they "trust what [they] see in it"


1. New Scientist: This is a weekly English-language magazine that covers news, features, reviews and commentary on science, technology and their implications. 

2. The Week: The Week is an Indian news magazine founded in the year 1982 and is published by The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it is the largest circulated English news magazine in India.

3. The Economist: An international weekly newspaper printed in magazine-format and published digitally that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology.

4. Amateur Photographer: Amateur Photographer is a British photography magazine, published weekly by TI Media. The magazine provides articles on equipment reviews, photographic technique, and profiles of professional photographers.

5. Web user: It’s a fortnightly magazine published by Dennis Publishing since 2010. It features product reviews, free software, free apps, step-by-step workshops, and hints and tips for using computer software, hardware, and websites.