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The Indian ExpressThe Indian Expres

Mumbai Office Address
3/50 Lalbaug Industrial Estate
Mumbai - 400 012, India
Phone: +91 - 22 - 24717600
Fax: +91 - 22 - 24717636

Delhi Office Address
9&10, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg,
Express Building, ITO
New Delhi - 110 002, India
Phone : +91-11 - 23702100 - 10
Fax : +91-11 - 23702141

Editior-in-Chief and CEO The Indian Express Group : Shekhar Gupta
Executive Editor : Raj Kamal Jha
Editor (The Financial Expresss) : Sandipan Deb
Chief Editor (Loksatta) : Kumar Ketkar
Editor (Jansatta) : Om Thanvi

An English newspaper, The Indian Express is owned by the Indian Express Group. Started in 1931 by Chennai based Veradhrajulu Naidu, the group has grown from single edition to 35 national editions, 14 publication centres and 7 language dailies. Altogether the group publications have reach over 19 million people across the country.

Over the years The Indian Express is known for credible and fiercely independent journalism and the name evokes a feeling of faith and trust to the readers. In fact, The Indian Express is one of the most influential newspapers of the Indian subcontinent. Hence, the newspaper has also been severely criticized many times for its biased reporting and low standards of investigative journalism.

The Indian Express covered some of the most shocking stories in the history of Indian Journalism. The paper reported the extent of slavery in 20th century India, as a reporter bought a poor woman Kamla from the market and wrote the popular story. The Indian Express was one of the few newspapers of country to speak out against the anti-democracy moves of the government during the Emergency of 1975.

Infrastructure of the Indian Express
The Indian Express Group boasts one of the best infrastructure in the Indian publishing industry. The group has a vast news gathering and marketing infrastructure as well as a state-of-the-art communications network.

History of The Indian Express
The Indian Express was started in 1932 by Varadarajulu Naidu, an Ayurvedic Doctor and Congress Party member in Chennai (earlier Madras). However, very soon, owing to financial difficulties, Varadarajulu Naidu sold it to S. Sadanand, founder of the Free Press Journal, an India news agency. In 1933, the second office was opened in Madurai and shortly the Tamil edition 'Dinamani' was launched. S. Sadanand introduced many innovations, but it was not long before he, too, faced financial difficulties and had sold part of the stake to Ramanath Goenka. In 1935 the free press journal collapsed and S. Sadanand lost the ownership of Indian Express after a stretched court battle with Ramanath Goenka. At that time The Indian Express was facing tough competition from the The Hindu, The Mail and other prominent newspapers of the country. According to sources, in late 1930s the circulation of the newspaper was around 2,000.

In 1939, Ramanath Goenka bought another prominent Telugu Daily, 'Andhra Prabha'. In 1940, the whole Indian Express premises were destroyed in fire. It was then that The Hindu helped in re-launching the paper. Later Ramanath Goenka launched the Mumbai edition and also took over Morning Standard in 1944. Further, a number of editions were started in cities like the Madurai Edition (1957), Bangalore Edition (1965) and Ahmedabad Edition (1968). The Financial Express was started in 1961 from Mumbai and Kannada Prabha (Kannada Daily) was launched in 1965 from Bangalore. Meanwhile, Bangalore edition of Andhra Prabha (Telugu Daily) and Gujarati dailies Lok Satta and Jansatta were started in the year 1952, from Ahmedabad and Baroda.

In 1951 the Indian Express group acquired the Indian News Chronicle of Tej Group and the Delhi edition was started. In 1991 after Ramanath Goenka's death, two of the family members split the group into Indian Express Mumbai comprised all North Indian editions and Express Madurai Ltd with Chennai as headquarters comprised all Southern editions.

Columnists of The Indian Express
The Indian Express has a number of country's famous columnists that include :
The Indian Express Specials
The Indian Express has several supplements on weekdays. Following are the supplements of The Indian Express :

Express Estates : A supplement devoted to real estate.
Express Classifieds : Carries variety of information
Express QnA : Provides solution of queries and grievances of readers.
Express Money : A supplement related to business and finance

The Indian Express Sister Publications
The Indian Express has a number of other publications in English, Hindi and Marathi. Sister Publications of The Indian Express are :

The Sunday Express : Launched in 2002, the weekly edition covers important issues, people and personalities, entertainment and lifestyle, technology and health and business and books.

The Financial Express : Started in 1961, the Financial Express covers country's economic policy, business developments and market trends.

Loksatta : Loksatta is a Marathi Daily published from Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmednagar. The newspaper has a variety of weekly and weekend supplements.

Lokprabha : A weekly Marathi magazine, Lokprabha carries articles on various topics including social, political, cultural, education and many other topics.

Jansatta : A Hindi daily, Jansatta is published from Delhi and Kolkata and has strong readership base in the Hindi speaking belt of Northern India.

Screen : Screen, the only broadsheet covering entertainment in India carries news from Hindi Cinema, International Cinema, Regional Cinema, Television, Theatre, Music, Radio and other cinema related activities.

Express Computer : An IT magazine, Express Computer carries computer, Information and Technology based articles.

Network Magazine : A monthly magazine, Network Magazine is a specialised publication for the technology sector.

Express Healthcare Management : Publised fortnightly, Express Healthcare Management is a source of quality business information for healthcare professionals.

The Indian Express Awards and Events
Indian Express group organises the annual Screen Awards and other events every year.

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards : Awards are given to journalists from all corners of the world.

Star Screen Awards : People related to cinema are given the award. The award categories include Best Actor Award, Best Director Award and several other awards.

BPD - Pharma Excellence Awards : The awards were instituted by Ergo, Express Pharma to honour the people from the Pharma Industry.

World Press Photo : During this event, awards are given to photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines from all over the world.

Other Important Events : Other important events organised by the Indian Express are Ramnath Goenka India Press Photo Awards, Screen Photo Exhibition and Technology Senate.

Awards and Recognitions
The Indian Express has been felicitated with a number of national and international awards which are :
- The International Press Institute (IPI) Award - 2004
- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Award - 2004
- 'Sanskriti' Award from the Sanskriti Pratishtan Foundation - 2004
- '7th Polestar' Award from the Polestar Foundation - 2005
- 'Chameli Devi' Award - 2004
- 'Prem Bhatia' Award for Excellence in Reporting on Environmental Issues - 2005
- 'Prem Bhatia' Award for Excellence in Political Reporting & Analysis - 2005

The Indian Express in Internet
Indian Express Group has a number of online editions including the ePaper. Online editions of Indian Express include :

http://www.indianexpress.com - online edition The Indian Express
http://www.expressindia.com/epaper - ePaper The Indian Express (Free membership required)
http://www.expressindia.com - Express online
http://www.indianexpress.com/sunday - The Sunday Express
http://www.financialexpress.com - The Financial Express
http://www.loksatta.com - Loksatta
http://www.loksatta.com/lokprabha - Lokprabha
http://www.screenindia.com - Screen
http://www.expressbusinesspublications.com - Business Publication Division

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