Hindustan Times House
18 - 20, K G Marg
New Delhi - 110001, India
+91 11 23361234
+91 11 23704600
and Editorial Director : Sobhana Bhartia
Editorial Director : Vir Sanghvi
: Chaitanya Kalbag
HT Media Ltd : Rajiv Verma
Editor : Mrinal Pande
Hindustan Times commonly called as "HT"was founded in 1924 by
Master Sunder Singh Lyallpuri, the founder-father of the Akali Movement and
the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab. Master Sunder Sigh Lyallpuri started the
newspaper with contributions from USA, Canada and locals from the Lyallpur
HT today has become a leading newspaper in India. Because of the
authenticity of its news, the newspaper has become a market leader for
English papers in north India. The newspaper has been working non- stop
since the Indian independence movement. Prominent faces like Devdas Gandhi
and Khushwant Singh have at times edited the paper.
Hindustan Times has proved its nation wide reach in India. Leadership
through quality and innovation is the hallmark of the Hindustan Times
Limited. The paper issues simultaneous editions from New Delhi, Mumbai,
Lucknow, Patna and Kolkata. It is also printed from Bhopal, Chandigarh,
Jaipur and Ranchi. HT has also come up with India's first youth daily called
as HT Next in 2004. The Mumbai HT edition was launched on 14th July 2005.
However, the print location of Jaipur HT was discontinued from June 2006.
Recently HT has launched a national business newspaper called Mint, with an
agreement with Wall Street Journal to publish Journal branded news and
information in India.
Over seven decades the organization has been a major force in the print
media. The Hindustan Times Ltd. plans to consolidate itself as a vibrant and
modern media powerhouse through strategic partnerships, ever-increasing
scope of operations and a consumer focussed approach.
History of Hindustan Times
Mahatma Gandhi performed the inaugural ceremony of the newspaper on
September 15, 1924. First issue of the newspaper was published from Naya
Bazar, Delhi which carried write-ups of C. F. Andrews, St. Nihal Singh,
Maulana Mohammad Ali, Dr. C. R. Reddy, T. L. Vaswani, Ruchi Ram Sahni,
Bernard Haton, Harinder Nath Chattopadhyaya, Dr Kichlu, Rubi Waston and many
other prominent writers of that time.
Master Sunder Singh Lyallpuri was the Managing Chairman and Chief Patron of
the newspaper himself. K. M. Panikkar was the first Editor of the newspaper,
while Devdas Gandhi (son of Mahatma Gandhi) was also on the panel of
editor.S. Chanchal Singh (Jandiala, Jullundur) and S Mangal Singh Gill
(Tesildar) were appointed as in charge of the newspaper. Pandit Madan Mohan
Malayia and Master Tara Singh were some of the prominent members of the
Ownership of Hindustan Times
Owned by HT Media Ltd., Hindustan Times is part of the India's famous KK
Birla group and currently managed by Shobhana Bhartia, granddaughter of GD
Birla. At present the KK Birla group owns 69 per cent stake in HT Media Ltd,
currently valued at Rs 834 crore. Shobana Bhartia joined Hindustan Times in
the year 1986. At the time of joining HT, she was the first woman chief
executive of a national newspaper.
Popular Columnist of Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times Supplements
- Vir Sanghvi
- Barkha Dutt
- Khushwant Singh
- Indrajit Hazra
- Kuldip Nayar
- Karan Thapar
: HT Brunch is a 28 page magazine containing stories and snippets
from lifestyle to travel. It comes every Sunday.
: This supplement is dedicated to careers with information on
everything from job listings to career counseling. It comes every Tuesday.
: HT Premiere comes every Thursday containing items on
entertainment covering Hollywood and Bollywood.
: A career related supplement, HT Horizon comes every Wednesday.
: HT Estates contains real estate and property related features
and cirulated on Saturdays.
HT Mumbai Edition
: Launched on 14th July 2005, HT Mumbai is one of
the leading newspapers of the city. The Mumbai HT is managed by Mohit Ahuja,
an alumnus of NMIMS, Mumbai. HT Mumbai comprises of 22 - 24 pages and
carries other supplements everyday. The Mumbai edition carries a lifestyle
supplement called HT Cafe (32 pages in tabloid format). Circulated six days
a week, HT Cafe devotes 8 pages to subjects like automobiles, travel,
health, comics, gizmos and weekend. On Wednesdays, HT Mumbai has an
education supplement called HT Horizons. HT Mumbai also carries high-life
and luxury supplement called Splurge and a Real Estates section called HT
Estates once in a week. On Sundays, the paper comes with a free magazine
HT Delhi Edition
: Delhi's leading newspaper, HT Delhi Edition
usually contains 22 - 24 pages main newspaper including a daily lifestyle
called HT City and other supplements on weekdays. On Fridays a special
Weekend edition of HT City is circulated called HT City WE. On Tuesday HT
Delhi carries a jobs supplement called 'Power Jobs' and an education
supplement on Wednesdays. Real Estates section called HT Estates and Luxury
supplement called HT Splurge are circulated on Saturdays. Every Sunday HT
Delhi carries a special magazine called Brunch, which carries articles on
lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, fashion, health etc.
HT Lucknow, Patna and Chandigarh Editions
: Lucknow, Patna and
Chandigarh Editions of HT contain only the main newspaper carrying only one
or two supplements weekly. On Sundays, these editions have a special four to
eight pages Sunday Magazine. All these editions focusses more on state based
news and happenings.
HT Sister Publications
An English Business Daily
- A Hindi Daily published from Delhi, Lucknow and Patna.
- Monthly Children's magazine
- Monthly literary magazine
Based on the readership survey of 14.49 million readers, HT has a combined
circulation of 2.25 million copies everyday including Hindustan Times
(English) and Hindustan (Hindi). Due to huge circulation, HT enjoys strong
brand recognition among readers and advertisers as well.
Awards and Recognitions
Over the years Hindustan Times has won several national awards and earned
certificates of recognitions. Hindustan Times has a good track record at the
IFRA and has won several awards this year as well.
HT Group in Electornic Media
HT Media Ltd has ventured into electronic media through its subsidiary HT
Music and Entertainment Company Ltd.. The company has entered into the FM
radio market in major Indian cities through a consulting partnership with
Virgin Radio. The radio channel, Fever 104 is currently available in the
cities of Delhi and Mumbai.
HT Media group annually organises a Luxury Conference and also a Leadership
Summit in Delhi. The Luxury conference had been attended by featured
speakers like designer Diane Von Furstenberg, shoemaker Christian Louboutin,
Gucci CEO Robert Polet and Cartier MD Patrick Normand. While in Leadership
Summit, prominent leaders of the country and foreign countries participate.
HT Media Ltd Annual Revenue
In 2007 HT Media group reported annual revenue of $245 million. For the
fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2007, the media group reported a 13%
increase in revenue to $82 million and a 10% increase of profit after tax
(PAT) to $9 million from the year-ago quarter.
Hindustan Times in Internet
HT's Internet business, under the hindustantimes.com portal, is primarily a
news website with 2 million unique visitors and 100 million page views per
month, with a significant number of visitors coming from outside India.
Hindustan Times has a number of online issues which are as follows:
- Online edition of Hindustan Times
- Epaper - Digital Replica of the newspaper
- Online edition of Hindustan
- HT Classifieds
- Online edition of HT Next
- Fever Radio Channel