Thursday, February 10, 2011

ForbesLife Launches - Looks Good (and familiar!)

Forbes India recently launched a very high end magazine ForbesLife India - a quarerly magzine which costs Rs. 200. Nice range of content and a visual treat. However, it reminded us of a magazine which my friend Amit - a journalist and entreprenuer - had picked up in South Africa almost 4 years ago. Since we are in same business of content generation and design, for a trained eye the similarities are too stark to go unnoticed. The dimensions of magazine (size), paper quality, design elements, content strcuturing bear striking resemblence with the South Africal magazine 'Monocle'. [Click the link to read about the latest issue of 'Monocle'.] Here is the link to the subscription page of the latest issue of ForbesLife India.

And yes, they both have a picture story!!

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Offcourse, this might not be plagiarism because we do not know. But huge resemblence - yes!!

Here are some links which you may find interesting - 

Cover Versions - How dare ‘a little magazine’ accuse Forbes India of plagiarism!

And view of a fellow Twitterer http://twitpic.com/3m9kb1

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