Mumbai Office Address
3/50 Lalbaug Industrial Estate
Mumbai - 400 012, India
+91 - 22 - 24717600
+91 - 22 - 24717636
Delhi Office Address
9&10, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg,
Express Building, ITO
New Delhi - 110 002, India
+91-11 - 23702100 - 10
+91-11 - 23702141
and CEO The Indian Express Group :
: Raj Kamal Jha
(The Financial Expresss) :
Editor (Loksatta) :
: 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
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
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
- Shekhar Gupta
- Arun Shourie
- Hasian Haqqani
- Sudheendra Kulkarni
- Tavleen Singh
- Shailaja Bajpai
- Coomi Kapoor
- Soli Sorabjee
- Pratap B Mehta
- C Rajamohan
- Gautam Chikermane
- Mini Kapoor
- Shishir Gupta
- Amrita Shah
- Ila Patnaik
- Bibek Debroy
- Laveesh Bhandari
- Harsha Bhogle
- Jaithirth Rao
- Vandita Mishra
- N K Singh
The Indian Express has several supplements on weekdays. Following are the
supplements of The Indian Express :
: A supplement devoted to real estate.
: Carries variety of information
: Provides solution of queries and grievances of readers.
: 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 :
: Launched in 2002, the weekly edition covers important
issues, people and personalities, entertainment and lifestyle, technology
and health and business and books.
: Started in 1961, the Financial Express covers
country's economic policy, business developments and market trends.
: Loksatta is a Marathi Daily published from Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and
Ahmednagar. The newspaper has a variety of weekly and weekend supplements.
: A weekly Marathi magazine, Lokprabha carries articles on various topics
including social, political, cultural, education and many other topics.
: A Hindi daily, Jansatta is published from Delhi and Kolkata and has
strong readership base in the Hindi speaking belt of Northern India.
: 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.
: An IT magazine, Express Computer carries computer,
Information and Technology based articles.
: A monthly magazine, Network Magazine is a specialised
publication for the technology sector.
: Publised fortnightly, Express Healthcare
Management is a source of quality business information for healthcare
The Indian Express Awards and Events
Indian Express group organises the annual Screen Awards and other events
Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
: Awards are given to journalists
from all corners of the world.
: People related to cinema are given the award. The award
categories include Best Actor Award, Best Director Award and several other
- Pharma Excellence Awards
: The awards were instituted by Ergo, Express
Pharma to honour the people from the Pharma Industry.
: During this event, awards are given to photojournalists,
agencies, newspapers and magazines from all over the world.
: 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 -
- 'Prem Bhatia' Award for Excellence in Political Reporting & Analysis
The Indian Express in Internet
Indian Express Group has a number of online editions including the ePaper.
Online editions of Indian Express include :
- online edition The Indian Express
- ePaper The Indian Express (Free membership required)
- Express online
- The Sunday Express
- The Financial Express
- Business Publication Division