Hindustan Times


Hindustan Times

Infobox_Newspaper
name = Hindustan Times


type = Daily newspaper
political = Centrist [ [http://www.worldpress.org/newspapers/ASIA/India.cfm India - World Newspapers and Magazines - Worldpress.org ] ]
caption = The front page of Hindustan Times on July 12, 2006
owners = HT Media Ltd
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1924
headquarters = New Delhi, India
website = [http://www.hindustantimes.com/ www.hindustantimes.com]

"Hindustan Times" ("HT") is a leading newspaper in India, published since 1924 with roots in the independence movement. Hindustan Times is the flagship publication of HT Media Ltd. It has a nation wide reach in India (barring Southern India), with simultaneous editions from New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi and Kolkata. It is also printed from Bhopal and Chandigarh. The print location of Jaipur was discontinued from June 2006. HT has also launched a youth daily HT Next in 2004. The Mumbai edition was launched on 14th July 2005.

Other sister publications of Hindustan Times are Mint (English business daily), Hindustan (Hindi Daily), Nandan (Monthly children's magazine) and Kadambani (Monthly literary magazine). The media group also owns a radio channel Fever and organises an annual Luxury Conference which has featured speakers like designer Diane Von Furstenberg, shoemaker Christian Louboutin, Gucci CEO Robert Polet and Cartier MD Patrick Normand.

History

Hindustan Times was founded in 1924 by Master Sunder Singh Lyallpuri, founder-father of the Akali Movement and the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab. S Mangal Singh Gill (Tesildar) and S. Chanchal Singh (Jandiala, Jullundur) were made in charge of the newspaper. Pt Madan Mohan Malayia and Master Tara Singh were among the members of the Managing Committee. The Managing Chairman and Chief Patron was Master Sunder Singh Lyallpuri himself.

K. M. Panikkar was its first Editor with Devdas Gandhi (son of Mahatma Gandhi) also on the editor's panel. The opening ceremony was performed by Mahatma Gandhi on September 15, 1924. The first issue was published from Naya Bazar, Delhi (now Swami Sharda Nand Marg). It contained writings and articles from C. F. Andrews, St. Nihal Singh, Maulana Mohammad Ali, C. R. Reddy (Dr. Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy), T. L. Vaswani, Ruchi Ram Sahni, Bernard Haton, Harinder Nath Chattopadhyaya, Dr Kichlu and Rubi Waston etc.

It has its roots in the independence movement of the first half of the twentieth century. It was edited at times by many important people in India, including Devdas Gandhi (the son of Mahatma Gandhi) and Khushwant Singh. Sanjoy Narayan, has been appointed the Editor in Chief of the Paper and is due to take over in August 2008 [ [http://www.exchange4media.com/peoplemovement/movement_fullstory.asp?section_id=23&news_id=31799&tag=26712&pict=0 Business Today Editor Sanjoy Narayan resigns; to join Hindustan Times as Editor-in-Chief] Exchange4media]

Recently the editorial page has seen a major make-over and has been named "comment" to bring in more flexibility and some-what less seriousness to the page.

HT Mumbai Edition

HT Mumbai has a daily lifestyle supplement (in tabloid format)called HT Cafe (32 pages). Six days a week HT Cafe devotes an 8 pager pullout to niche subjects such as travel, health, automobiles, weekend, comics and gizmos. It has its Education supplement called 'Horizons' on Wednesdays; High-life and luxury supplement called Splurge and a Real Estates section called 'HT Estates'. The paper also comes with a free magazine on Sundays called Brunch. The Mumbai Edition is managed by Mohit Ahuja, an alumnus of NMIMS, Bombay. The Resident Editor in Mumbai is Samar Halarnkar.

HT Delhi Edition

HT Delhi has a daily lifestyle supplement called HT City with a special Weekend edition on Fridays called HT City WE. It has its jobs supplement called 'Power Jobs' on Tuesdays; Education supplement called 'Horizons' on Wednesdays; Real Estates section called 'HT Estates'and Luxury supplement 'HT Splurge' on Saturdays. HT Delhi has a magazine called Brunch every Sunday. It also includes a matrimonials section on Sundays and a financial paper (Berliner format) called MINT on weekdays.

After the resignation of Chaitanya Kalbag, the editorial responsibility is shared by Pankaj Paul and V.Krishna.

Ownership

The Delhi-based English newspaper, Hindustan Times , is part of the KK Birla group and managed by Shobhana Bhartia, granddaughter of GD Birla. It is owned by HT Media Ltd. The KK Birla group at present owns 69 per cent stake in HT Media, currently valued at Rs 834 crore.

When Bhartia joined Hindustan Times in 1986, she was the first woman chief executive of a national newspaper. Shobhana has been nominated as a Rajya Sabha MP from Congress Party.

Awards

HT has a good track record at the IFRA and has won several awards this yearFact|date=June 2007

Columinsts

* Vir Sanghvi- One of the most popular faces of Indian journalism,Vir Sanghavi has been the editor of HT for the past few years. Writes an insightful column "Counter Point" every Sunday.He also writes Rude Food every Sunday for Brunch

* Karan Thapar- Writes weekly column every Sunday.

* Barkha Dutt- Writes column every Saturday.

* Manas Chakravarty- Capital market analyst for Mint. Writes fortnightly column "Loose Canon" on Sundays'

References

External links

* http://HindustanTimes.com (Online edition of Hindustan Times)
* http://epaper.hindustantimes.com (Epaper - Digital Replica of the newspaper)

* [http://www.pr-inside.com/kumar-mangalam-birla-chancellor-and-r809661.htm Kumar Mangalam Birla Chancellor and Shobana Bhartia Pro Chancellor BITS Pilani]


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