Top 10 English Magazines in India 2016

English Magazines with a readership of more than 50 Lakh are most read after Hindi Magazines. English Magazines in India belong to different domains like Sports, General Knowledge, Fitness, Automobile, Business summing up of total 19 categories and covering over 68 niches.

Even though with the technological advancement like tabloids, e- magazine, e-newspapers, high functioning mobile internet apps and plenty of information portals, but there is a certain species of people for whom reading a magazine never turns out to be retrograde or incredulous, but enlightening and plausible.

There are more than 1000 magazines in India and these magazines provide the latest news related to different sectors. This post enlists the Top 10 English Magazines in India 2016:

10. Femina

Femina10th position of this list is occupied by Femina, a fortnightly women’s magazine launched in the year 1959. Owned by Worldwide Media, Femina is a popular English magazine among women in India and features articles on different domains that include fashion, lifestyle, beauty, fitness, etc.

Femina also organizes beauty pageant contests every year ever sinceĀ 1964, known as Femina Miss India, which select representatives from the country to take part in Miss World.

Readership: 3.09 Lakh
Periodicity: Fortnightly

9. Diamond Cricket Today

Diamond Cricket TodayWith a readership of 3.21 Lakh, Diamond Cricket Today is next on this list, which is a monthly English cricket magazine that brings the latest updates from the cricket world.

Diamond Cricket Today is a cricket magazine of Diamond Group, a leading publishing house in India, which stands number ninth in the list of top 10 English Magazines in India 2016.

Readership: 3.21 Lakh
Periodicity: Monthly

8. Filmfare

FilmfareFilmfare is a popular english magazine and stands at 8th in the list of top 10 best English magazines in India 2016. Filmfare is an English Bollywood magazine, which brings the latest news, updates and razzmatazz from the Bollywood industry.

The magazine covers the latest updates of the film industry and some of the sections of the magazine are movie reviews, interviews, videos and photos. Apart from the magazine, Filmfare also organizes Filmfare Awards every year.

Readership: 3.42 Lakh
Periodicity: Fortnightly

7. Reader’s Digest

Reader's DigestReader’s Digest is a popular Health Magazine, that provides information and articles related to health. Some of the sections of the magazine are Health, Finance, Advice, Humor and Facts etc.

Reader’s Digest stands seventh in the list of top 10 English Magazines in India 2016.

Readership: 3.48 Lakh
Periodicity: Monthly

6. Outlook

OutlookOutlook with a readership of 4.25 Lakh has occupied the 6th position in the list of top 10 best English magazines in India 2016.

Started in the year 1995, Outlook is one of the most selling magazines in India, which is known for providing latest updates from all the corners of the country in a compact manner.

Owned by Raheja Group, Outlook comprises of different sections, namely Economy, Politics, Health, National Issues, Humour etc.

Readership: 4.25 Lakh
Periodicity: Weekly

5. Competition Success Review

Competition Success ReviewAnother competitive magazine, Competition Success Review has made the fifth position in the list of top 10 English Magazines in India 2016.

Competition Success Review is a monthly English magazine, which provides readers with general knowledge and current affairs.

Readership: 4.66 Lakh
Periodicity: Monthly

4. Sportstar

SportstarSportstar is a weekly sports magazine of The Hindu Group, which covers all sports related news and updates.

Sportstar has secured the fourth position in the list of top 10 English Magazines brands in India 2016.

Readership: 5.28 Lakh
Periodicity: Weekly

3. General Knowledge Today

General Knowledge TodayGeneral Knowledge Today is another popular English magazine in India and used by a large number of people. General Knowledge Today is a perfect competitive magazine that covers all aspects pertaining to general knowledge and current affairs.

Widely preffered by aspirants who are preparing for government exams and civil service exams.

Readership: 6.21 Lakh
Periodicity: Monthly


2. Pratiyogita Darpan

Pratiyogita DarpanPratiyogita Darpan, the indisputable leader among all competitive magazines is ranked second in the list of top 10 best English magazines in India 2016. Pratiyogita Darpan is a bi-lingual monthly English competitive magazine, which provides latest general knowledge and current affairs.

Published by Upkar Prakashan is a career oriented most trusted magazines among the Indian youth.

Readership: 6.89 Lakh
Periodicity: Monthly

1. India Today

India TodayIndia Today is the most selling English magazine in India, which was launched in the year 1975 by Vidya Vilas Purie , stands number oneĀ  in the list of top 10 English Magazines brands in India 2016.

India Today is a weekly English magazine, which is known for delivering the news and other important issues from every corner of the country and the world in a compact manner.

India Today is the most popular English magazine in India and has a circulation of more than 1 Million every week. Also in the year 2015 India Today news channel was launched. Some of the domains covered by India Today are Sports, Economy, Politics, Business, National Issues and International Issues.

Readership: 16.34 Lakh
Periodicity: Weekly

Disclaimer: We accept no liability for the ranking contained on this page. The information is provided by Indian Readership Survey 2014 and we are not liable for its accuracy and reliability. The information contained in this page is for general information purpose only.


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