Monday, September 1, 2008


May be you are thinking, what and why I am going to write an article on times of India, because everybody wants to write an article in times of India, but I am writing on it. After reading this article, you will come to know and understand it.

Indians are known for its culture and different traditions. In India, there are about 1000 millions peoples living and all of them having a distinct style and their communication ways. The cultural diversity of India gives it a distinct identity of its own like cuisines, clothing, music, dances, architecture, art and literature etc. although many aspects plays an important role in culture and tradition but the languages which we speak or make for a conversation hold an important place. There are about more 250 languages, which are spoken by the Indians.
For representing to these languages or for these language, approximately 2850 daily newspaper with 670 English dailies newspaper published and printed in every region of the country, which includes all regional languages, local languages, along with English language.
Some of the noted newspaper among them are, Hindusatan, Hindusatn times, the Hindu, Amar ujala, Dainik jagaran, DNA, Midday, the Indian express, Ajkaal, Asia news, Bhihar times, Bombay Samachaar, daily news etc. but among all of them, THE TIMES OF INDIA, is most popular and accepted newspaper in all over the India.
The times of India was founded on November 3, 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce and served the British colonist of western India. It adopted its present nature in 1861. It was launched as a bi-weekly edition and published only on Saturday and Wednesday. In the beginning, it contained the news mainly from Europe and then from America and other sub-continent and it was regular conveyed between India and Europe via regular steamship. The daily publications of the paper were started from 1850 and by 1861. In 19th denture, this newspaper company employed more than 800 peoples and had a sizeable circulation in India and Europe.
Originally, British owned and controlled this newspaper in India and the last British editor was Ivor.s.jehu, who resigned the editorship in 1950.
It was after India’s independence that the ownership of the paper passed on to the then famous industrial family of Dalmiyas and later it was Sahi shaanti jain of the Sahu Jain Group from Bijnore, UP.
Currently, the times of India is published by the media group Bennett Coleman & co. ltd. This company along with other group companies, known as The Times Group.
The times of India is famous for its best editing and quality of news. Some of the most popular character created by TOI like ‘Jug suraiya’s dubyaman II’ and jugular vein, ‘R.K.laxman’s you said it’, he is known to be a best cartoonist in India. Shashi tharoor and Shobaa de on its editorial pages which is only on Sunday and there are many more things which makes it different from others.
The times of India has been certified by the Audit bureau of circulations as having became the world’s largest selling English newspaper or broadsheet – ahead of giants like USA today and Wall street journal, Times London and The Guardian, with more than 2.4 million newspaper copies sold everyday and it is increasing day by day.
The absolute size of the available English literate audience in India is at just about 60-70 million, which is far smaller than in markets like the USA (200 million plus) or the UK. The difference is that, unlike in these western markets, where readership of newspaper is highly fragmented and no one brand has been able to build a high share of the large available audience. Then also, the Indian newspaper, ‘ The Times of India’ is able to be the world’s largest selling English broadsheet newspaper. It is choice of about 30 percent of all English readers in India.
Now I think you understand, why I have written this article on Times of India, besides a lot of good newspaper in India, but The Times of India really deserves this article, after all this newspaper keep serving us from before independence to present day.
So my friends, go and take a TEA with TOI.

Mohammed Farhan Khan

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