One of India’s most read and revered newspapers, The Hindu is distinguished for its authentic layout and credible journalism.
The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered at Chennai. It was started as a weekly in 1878 and became a daily in 1889. It is one of the two Indian newspapers of record and the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India.
The newspaper and other publications in The Hindu Group are owned by a family-held company, Kasturi and Sons Ltd. In 2010, the newspaper employed over 1,600 workers and annual turnover reached almost $200 million according to data from 2010. As of March 2018, it is published from 21 locations across 11 states.
The Hindu was founded in Madras on 20 September 1878 as a weekly newspaper, by what was known then as the Triplicane Six consisting of 4 law students and 2 teachers:- T. T. Rangacharya, P. V. Rangacharya, D. Kesava Rao Pantulu and N. Subba Rao Pantulu, led by G. Subramania Iyer (a school teacher from Tanjore district) and M. Veeraraghavacharyar, a lecturer at Pachaiyappa’s College.
About 100 copies of the inaugural issue were printed at Srinidhi Press, Georgetown on one rupee and twelves annas of borrowed money. Subramania Iyer became the first editor and Veera Raghavacharya, the first managing director of the newspaper.
The partnership between Veeraraghavachariar and Subramania Iyer was dissolved in October 1898. Iyer quit the paper and Veeraraghavachariar became the sole owner and appointed C. Karunakara Menon as editor.
In 1965, The Times listed The Hindu as one of the world’s ten best newspapers. Discussing each of its choices in separate articles.
The Hindu was the first newspaper in India to have a website, launched in 1996. On 15 August 2009, the 130-year-old newspaper, launched the beta version of its redesigned website at beta.thehindu.com.
The newspaper has foreign bureaus in eleven locations – Islamabad, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Beijing, Moscow, Paris, Dubai, Washington DC, London, and most recently Addis Ababa.