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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
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
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
- Delhi Age
- Mumbai Age
- Kolkata Age
- Bangalore 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.
- online version of The Asian Age
- epaper of The Asian Age