The Hindu launched its Mumbai edition
Dated: November 28, 2015
The Hindu has fulfilled its historical destiny as India’s National Newspaper, as they launch their Mumbai edition. Announcing the launch of the edition at a press meet, N Ram, Chairman, Kasturi and Sons, the publisher of the daily, said the new edition has been one of the most ambitious projects of the media house which has a long association with the city stretching from the days of its very inception 137 years back.
‘We are now truly India’s national newspaper, bringing India to Mumbai and Mumbai to India, as only The Hindu can do, given the credibility and integrity of our reporting and the analytic rigour of our coverage. Our editorial perspective is rooted in values that Mumbai cherishes-- pluralism, inclusiveness and cultural diversity. Imbued with new energy and enthusiasm, we at The Hindu renew our long relationship with the City of Dreams. We have assembled a team of the finest reporters and editors, led by Resident Editor Sachin Kalbag and Deputy Resident Editor Peter Griffin, who will ensure that our pages bring to you every day, fresh perspectives and insights into this great city.’ Said Dr. Malini Parthasarathy, Editor, The Hindu.
The launch of Hindu edition in Mumbai has given a boost to man power movement from big English newspapers. The Hindu has hired many quality man power to join them. It seems that The Hindu has bigger plans for the Mumbai Edition.
Sachin Kalbag, the resident editor of The Hindu Mumbai edition said that it would reflect the modern trend of India's "Maximum City Mumbai", its financial and corporate styles besides film and fashion center and many more facets of the city through its editorial columns.
Dwelling on the long association of the daily with Mumbai, N Ravi, the former Editor-in-Chief of the Hindu and Director of Kasturi & Sons Ltd, said the city has a tradition of welcoming the newcomers.
There is realization in the publishing industry that print will remain strong for many more years. Digital media surely will support in content delivery among the young generation who are glued to hand held devices.
With the launch of The Hindu, Mumbai with a population of around 17 million will have another English daily broadsheet option with the existing The Times of India, The Indian Express, The Hindustan Times, DNA and The Free Press Journal.