(Last Updated on : 22-02-2014)
The Hindustan Times is a leading English daily of India and is also popularly known as HT. Master Sunder Singh Lyallpuri who is the founder of the Akali Movement and the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab launched the paper in 1924. Mahatma Gandhi attended the launching ceremony of the paper. The first issue was published from Naya Bazar, New Delhi.
Embedded in India's freedom struggle, the Managing Committee of the paper consisted of Pt. Madan Mohan Malayia and Master Tara Singh. The Managing Chairman and the Chief Patron was Master Sunder Singh Lyallpuri. The first editor of the paper was K.M. Panikkar and Devdas Gandhi; son of Mahatma Gandhi was also on the editorial panel. The newspaper contained writings and articles from C. F. Andrews, St. Nihal Singh, Maulana Mohammad Ali, C. R. Reddy (Dr. Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy), T. L. Vaswani, Ruchi Ram Sahni, Bernard Haton, Harinder Nath Chattopadhyaya, Dr Kichlu and Rubi Waston etc.
Hindustan Times is the flagship publication of the HT Media Ltd. and has a number of editions, which are published from New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Patna and Kolkata. There are also editions from Bhopal and Chandigarh. The Mumbai edition was launched on July 2005. Other publications of Hindustan Times Ltd. are Mint (English financial daily), Hindustan (Hindi Daily), Nandan (monthly children's) magazine and Kadambani (monthly literary magazine).
The Mumbai edition of Hindustan Times comes with HT Café, which is a lifestyle supplement for six days a week dealing with subjects like travel, health, automobiles etc. Education supplement of the paper is called ' Horizons' which comes on Wednesdays, ' Splurge' is a supplement based on luxury and then there is a real estate section called ' HT Estates'. On Sundays, there is a special magazine called Brunch.
The Delhi edition of Hindusthan Times has a lifestyle supplement daily, which is called HT City, and on Fridays it is called "HT City We". On Tuesdays, there is the supplement focusing on jobs, on Wednesdays there is education supplement called ' Horizons', the real estates supplement is called 'HT Estates' and on Saturdays there is a lifestyle-based supplement named ' Splurge'. The Delhi edition also has a Sunday magazine which is called ' Brunch'. The Delhi edition is a part of the K K Birla group and is looked after by Shobhana Bhartia.