Top 10 Most Popular English Magazines in India 2021

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Magazines offer a welcome break from daily life – no wonder they are one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the country.

Although the recent decade has seen a huge number of digital publications emerge and take the lead in terms of popular websites, there are certain English magazines that have retained not only their readers but their high rankings as well.

With the new year coming, it’s time to pick up the most popular English magazines in India:

Femina – 3.09 lakh readership

This fortnightly magazine was first published in 1959 and has now become a staple in almost every Indian woman’s home. With the inside scoop about celebrities, great beauty tips, and relationship advice, Femina is still one of the best magazines in the country.


Filmfare – 3.42 lakh readership

Filmfare is a fortnightly magazine that was first published in 1952. The magazine has gone onto becoming a huge brand in itself, with the Filmfare Awards being one of the most popular and awaited awards each year. This magazine offers content that centers solely around Bollywood.


Readers Digest – 3.48 lakh readership

Readers Digest is an incredibly popular magazine in India and first hit the shelves in 1922. It offers a wide array of content on health, relationships, humor, travel, inspiration, and survival stories. It also features interviews of famous celebrities and politicians, making it a magazine that offers something for everyone.


Outlook – 4.25 lakh readership

Outlook was first published in 1995 and is one of the leading names when it comes to magazines related to news and politics. The magazine also features content on sports, entertainment, jobs, technology, and more.


Competition Success Review – 5.25 lakh readership

This general knowledge magazine is one of the most-read English magazines in the country, with content related to IAS interviews, college interviews, and current affairs.


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Sportstar – 5.28 lakh readership

Sportstar, as the name suggests, is a sports magazine that offers content about cricket, Formula One, tennis, and football. It also talks about controversial sports news and features interviews with famous players.


Pratiyogita Darpan – 6.21 lakh readership

Though this magazine is bi-lingual, it is one of the top most-subscribed magazines in the country. It offers content on general knowledge and current affairs.


General Knowledge Today – readership undisclosed

Like Competition Success Review, General Knowledge today features articles on business, finance, politics, news, current affairs, trade, ministry, and even controversies. It also covers entertainment, movies, health, and relationships.


Diamond Cricket Today – 9.21 lakh readership

Diamond Cricket Today covers all cricket-related news and events in the country. The magazine also features interviews of the top players on a regular basis, which is why it is so popular.


India Today – 16 lakh readership

India Today is the foremost name when it comes to leading English magazines in the country. The magazine diversified into other regional languages as well, however, its English variant is the most popular one in the country. India Today has become a huge brand, with the publication launching a news channel in 2016.

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Which magazine will you be picking off the shelves in 2021?

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