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The Asian Age,IndianTimes Group

Address Delhi Office
S - 7, Green Park Main Market
New Delhi - 110 016
India
Phone : 91- 11- 26530001-3
Fax : 91-11-26530027

Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief : M J Akbar

Launched in February 1994, India's global newspaper- The Asian Age has earned a name for itself in the Print Media. It was launched simultaneously from Delhi, Mumbai and London and today has its editions in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and London. The Asian Age is the only Indian newspaper with an international edition ( London). The paper has succeeded in establishing its strong roots within the competitive environment of the Indian media.

M.J. Akbar, an eminent author and journalist is the Managing Director of the paper. He, through his sound knowledge of media and journalism has managed to keep the flag of Asian Age high.

Asian Age stands to provide the best available information backed by credible facts to all the discerning readers. It has maintained its new standards of unbiased and fearless reporting. It caters equally to both local and International readers. In fact it is very much famous for its trendy and international coverage. Several readership surveys have referred the newspaper for the wide range of international news it covers.

In fact, Asian Age was one of the first papers in India to publish a daily city/ regional supplement covering local news. The paper provides a wide spectrum of international news and has been able to leave its mark on the readers even in the times of Internet and mobiles. It has turned out to be a comprehensive newspaper in the Indian market offering a reading satisfaction not only to the entire family but also to every class and mass of people.

The Asian Age navigates through the various sections like top stories, spotlight, special, bottomline, windows, sports and features. The Asian Age carries variety of news with special page names such as Culture Plus, Books Plus, Business Plus, News Plus, Movies Plus, Ideas Plus and Sport Plus. The humorous cartoons of Sudhir Tailang are also very inspiring and eye opening.

Brief Introduction of M.J. Akbar
Born on January 11, 1951, M.J. Akbar is an internationally acclaimed journalist and writer. After finishing his graduation in English from Calcutta he joined The Times of India in 1971 as a trainee. Just in few months he joined to the then famous Weekly of India as sub-editor and feature writer. He left the Weekly in 1973 and was named editor of the news fortnightly, ONLOOKER. In 1976, M. J. Akbar moved to Calcutta to join the Anand Bazar Patrika Group as editor of SUNDAY. In 1982 he launched the daily newspaper, THE TELEGRAPH and conceived, designed and edited the newspaper.

In the year 1989 he took a break from journalism and ventured into politics. He contested the Lok Sabha elections same year from Kishanganj in Bihar on the ticket of Congress party and won his seat. He served as Member of Parliament from 1989 and 1991. M. J. Akbar joined the central government as advisor in the Ministry of Human Resources. In 1992 he resigned from government, left politics and returned to journalism. In the year 1993, he started a new media company and launched the first Indian daily The Asian Age with an international edition in February 1994. Since then M J Akbar is actively linked to journalism field and also working on a number important international projects.

The Asian Age Supplements
The Asian Age has a number of supplements on movies, fashion and lifestyle, education, information and technology, health, and books. The paper offers supplements on movies, fashion and lifestyle, education, information and technology, health and books. The Delhi and Mumbai editions of The Asian Age publish the articles from the International Herald Tribune and a special supplement from the New York Times every Saturday. Besides, the newspaper carry a daily special city based supplement namely :
Columnists of The Asian Age
The Asian Age has several noted columnists from the country and also from the international arena.

Some of the Paper's Renowned National Columnists Include :
M.J. Akbar, K.Natwar Singh, David Keeling, David McMahon, Subir Raha, Kuldip Nayar, S. Nihal Singh, Seema Mustafa, Brahma Chellaney, Inder Malhotra, Arun Nehru, P.C. Alexander, Madhuri Santanam Sondhi, Balbir K. Punj, Farrukh Dhondy, Cyrus Broacha, Suhel Seth, Harish Gupta, Dilip Cherian, Jayati Ghosh, R. Mohan, Bishan Singh Bedi, Rajan Bala, Akhilesh Mithal, S. Viswam, Anu Ranjan and Olga Tellis.

Some of the International Columnists include:
Thomas L. Friedman, Nicholas D. Kristof, Paulo Coelho and Paul Krugman.

The Asian Age Sister Publication
Deccan Chronicle is the sister publication of The Asian Age. Established in Hyderabad in 1938, Deccan Chronicle is the leading daily in Andhra Pradesh. M. J. Akbar also the Editor-in-Chief of the Deccan Chronicle.

The Asian Age Circulation
The combined circulation of The Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle is over a million copies daily. Based on the circulation reports, The Asian Age is not among Top 10 Indian Dailies.

The Asian Age in Internet
Like the leading dailies of India, The Asian Age too has its own website which is visited by thousands of readers everyday.

http://www.asianage.com - online version of The Asian Age
http://epaper.asianage.com - epaper of The Asian Age
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