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The Indian Express

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The Indian Express
Journalism of Courage
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Indian Express Group
PublisherIndian Express Group
Founded1932; 92 years ago (1932)
HeadquartersB1/B, Express Building, Sector 10, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sister newspapers
  • The Financial Express
  • Loksatta
  • Jansatta
OCLC number70274541

The Indian Express is an English-language Indian daily newspaper started in 1932. It's headquaters is in Mumbai. The newspaper is owned by the Indian Express Group. In 1999, eight years after the death of the founder Ramnath Goenka in 1991,[1] the group was divided between the family members. The southern editions took the name The New Indian Express, while the northern editions, which is based in Mumbai, has kept the original Indian Express name with "The" placed before the title.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1932, the Indian Express was started at Chennai by an ancient medicine doctor, P. Varadarajulu Naidu in his "Tamil Nadu" press. After having financial problems, he sold the newspaper to Swaminathan Sadanand, the founder of The Free Press Journal, a national news agency. Sadanand brought many changes along with reducing the price of the newspaper. When another financial problem arises, he sold a part of his stake to Ramanath Goenka as convertible business loans. In 1935, The Free Press Journal finally came to an end. After a lengthy court trial battle with Goenka, Sadanand lost ownership of Indian Express.

In 1940, the whole building was destroyed by fire. The Hindu, a rival newspaper, helped somehow in re-launching the paper, by getting it printed temporarily at one of its Swadesimithran's press.[3] In 1952, the paper had a circulation of 44,469.[4]

After the death of Ramnath Goenka in 1991, two of his grandsons, Manoj Sonthalia and Vivek Goenka divided the group among themselves. Vivek Goenka looks after the Indian Express Mumbai with all the North Indian editions, and all the Southern editions which were grouped as Express Publications Madurai Limited with Chennai as headquarters went to Manoj Sonthalia.[5][6]

Abstract[change | change source]

The Indian Express investigated the progression of 86 national school Board toppers (51 men and 35 women) during the two-decade of 1996-2015. The investigation consisted of toppers of Class X and XII (from the Central Board of Secondary Education (en) and the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (en)). It was released in three parts (27,28,29 of 12-2020). As a follow-up of the major findings of the investigation, they propose seven ‘takeaways’ for the betterment of India’s education system.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ramnath Goenka". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  2. ARUN KATIYAR (March 31, 1995). "Rs 220 crore Indian Express group of late media baron Ramnath Goenka splits". India Today. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  3. madrasminutes (2017-11-06). "1940 – The year of Fires". Madras Minutes. Archived from the original on 2020-08-09. Retrieved 2020-04-10.[unreliable source?]
  4. Mani, A. D. (2 July 1952). "The Indian Press Today". Far Eastern Survey. 21 (11). Institute of Pacific Relations: 109–113. doi:10.2307/3023864. ISSN 0362-8949. JSTOR 3023864.
  5. "Manoj Kumar Sonthalia vs Vivek Goenka And Ors. on 9 March, 1995". indiankanoon.org. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  6. "Manoj Kumar Sonthalia v Vivek Goenka and Others on 09 March 1995 - Judgement - LawyerServices". www.lawyerservices.in. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  7. Misra, Pradeep (2021-06-01). "'The Indian Express' Investigation of India's Toppers: Seven 'Takeaways' for Betterment of Education System". Shanlax International Journal of Education. 9 (3): 268–272. doi:10.34293/education.v9i3.3850. ISSN 2582-1334. S2CID 236389501.

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