: A. P. Parigi
: Sumir Chadha
Director & Chief Executive Officer
: Dinesh Wadhawan
: Vineet Jain
: Rajesh Karla
Owned and managed by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., The Times Of India
also known as TOI is one of India's leading English daily newspapers. TOI
group has 45 dailies and periodicals in 3 languages and 108 editions from 9
centres across the country and a combined readership of over 40 million.
Started 170 years ago, the paper has earned credentials for its authentic
and up to date news publications. India's largest media group, Bennett,
Coleman & Co. Ltd, along with this newspaper also publishes "
Economic Times", "Mumbai Mirror", the "Navbharat Times"
and "Maharastra Times". In January 2007, the Kannada edition of
the paper was launched in Karnataka's capital Bangalore. The Times of India
has its daily editions from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad,
Pune, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Patna, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mangalore.
Recently Times group has launched a controversial new business initiative,
called "Private Treaties." It offers to take an equity stake in a
company in exchange for advertising.
History of TOI
The Times of India came into being on November 3, 1838 and was known as "The
Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce". Initially the paper served only
the British residents of western India. Published twice a week on every
Saturday and Wednesday, The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce contained
news from Europe, America and the sub- continent and was circulated between
India and Europe via regular steamships. From the year 1850 the daily
editions of the paper were started and the newspaper got its present name in
In the 19th century, the company employed over 800 people and had a good
circulation in India and Europe. The Times of India was originally
British-owned and controlled. Ivor S. Jehu was its last British editor, who
left the editorship in 1950. After India's Independence in 1947, the
ownership of the paper was passed on to the industrial family of Dalmiyas
and later it was over by Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain of the Sahu Jain group from
Bijnore of Uttar Pradesh.
The newspaper has the widest circulation among all English-language
broadsheets with about 2.6 million daily paid copies. In the year 2005, the
newspaper reported that (with a daily circulation of more than 2.4 million)
it was certified by the Audit Bureau of Circulations as the world's largest
selling English broadsheet newspaper.
TOI Sister Publications
- Economic Times - A Financial daily
- Navhbharat Times - Hindi Daily Newspaper
- Maharashtra Times - Marathi Daily Newspaper
- Mumbai Mirror - Morning newspaper from Mumbai
- Femina - Women's magazine published in association with BBC
- Filmfare - English Film Magazine published in association with BBC
The Times of India comes with several city-specific supplements, such as
Delhi Times, Bombay Times, Lucknow Times, Bangalore Times etc. These city
supplements carry entertainment news, gossips, page3 party news, photographs
and other lifestyle related happenings in metros and big cities.
Other major supplements of TOI include:
: Carries health related news and also provides solution of
your grievances by experts.
: Education Times is weekly supplement focussed towards students
and acts as a counselor and advisor for student community.
: A weekly supplement Times Ascent seeks to introduce more
understanding of Human Resources and corporate life related stories. Also
carries the advertisements of various kinds of jobs in India and abroad.
: Times drive is a supplement related to auto-mobiles and latest
development in the industry.
: The weekly supplement has real estate and property news.
: Times life comes once in a week carrying news about life of
personalities and famous people.
: Carries advertisements regarding jobs, buy and sell of
: Feature marriage advertisement of boys and girls looking
: A weekly supplement
: A weekly supplement
Renowned People Associated with TOI
- Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain
- Indu Jain, chairperson
- Jug Suraiya (Associate editor, Columnist, Jugular Vein, cartoonist,
- Shashi Tharoor - Edit page
- Swaminathan Aiyar (Columnist and "Swaminomics")
- R. K. Laxman ("You Said It" editorial cartoon, featuring
the famous Common Man)
TOI in Electronic Media
- Jug Suraiya
- Swaminathan Aiyar
- Rashmee Roshan Lal
- Bachi Karkaria
- Shashi Tharoor
- Shobha De
- Tarun Vijaya
- Gurcharan Das
- Chidanand Rajghatta
A 24 hour English news channel, TIMES NOW has been started couple of years
back by a joint venture between Reuters and the Times Group. The company
also owns an lifestyle TV channel - Zoom and a radio channel - Radio Mirchi.
One of India's leading radio channel - Radio Mirchi is available in Delhi,
Mumbai and other important cities of India.
Times Group in Merchandise
: Times Retail with Planet M outlets offer merchandise from music to
designer watches, books and cafes.
Times Group Events
The Times group organizes a number of fairs and exhibitions time-to-time
all over the country. Times Utsav Consumer fairs, Times Ascent Job Fairs and
Education Events are the fair and exhibitions organised by the Times group.
The Times Group sponsors Miss World and Miss Universe events and played host
to a galaxy of stars at the Filmfare Awards. The group also organizes The
Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence or the Brand Equity Quiz.
Times Group in Social Services
The philanthropic arm of the Times group, the Times Foundation, offers Non
Government Organisations , institutions & others organisations all over
India, a good platform to converge and address the country's developmental
TOI in Internet
Times Group offers Internet services worldwide that covers everything from
art to airlines, knowledge events to telecom and integrated marketing,. The
site is visited by millions of users from India and other countries of the
world. Websites of Times group are :
(The Times of India)
(TOI e Paper)
http://www.syndication.indiatimes.com (Times Syndication Service)
(Education Times A comprehensive education portal)
(Times Ascent A HR community portal)
(Times Jobs.com A job portal)
(Simply Marry.com A matrimonial portal)
(Margi Bricks A real estate portal)