Website The Indian Express
Founder Ramnath Goenka
Headquarters New Delhi
|Owner Viveck Goenka|
Customer service 0120 665 1500
Type of business Private
|CEO George Varghese (Aug 2013–)|
Indian Express Limited is an Indian news media publishing company. It publishes several widely circulated dailies, including The Indian Express and The Financial Express in English, the Loksatta in Marathi and the Jansatta in Hindi. The company's newspapers are published from over a dozen cities daily, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Jammu, Coimbatore and Chennai. Its weekly entertainment magazine Screen, covering Indian film industry, also has a popular following.
- Business Publications Division
- Express Events
- The Express Group Book Series
- Express Towers
- Express Avenue
The company was founded by Ramnath Goenka in 1932 and is now run by his adopted son (and actual grandson), Viveck Goenka, who holds the titles of Chairman and Managing Director. Viveck's son Anant (born to his first wife, Ananya) has recently been inducted into the company.
In the 2014 Indian Readership Survey, the Media Research Users Council did not list The Indian Express in ranking the top ten Indian English dailies by size of readership, so less than 361,000 readers. According to comScore reports, its website was India's third largest English-language news website reaching over 6 million unique visitors a month in India on desktop and laptop computers. In 2015, The Indian Express App won gold for the Best Mobile News Service in South Asia at the World Association of Newspapers' Asian Digital Media Awards.
The group holds the "Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism" awards in 15 categories for both print and broadcast journalism, which each carry a cash prize of INR 100,000. There are additional prizes of INR 250,000 for "Journalism of Courage" and "Journalist of the Year". The awards were instituted on 12 April 2006 by the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, at a formal event in a hotel in New Delhi.In November 2015, actor Aamir Khan's interview with Anant Goenka at the Ramnath Goenka Awards went viral and was broadcast on almost every news channel in the country.
On November 2, 2006, the Indian Express Group signed a print syndication deal with The Economist, which included allowing the Indian Express Group to publish surveys, some reports, and various other content published in The Economist magazine.
The following brands and concerns are owned by the Group:
Business Publications Division
Established in 1990, the division manages leading B2B publications and events catering to major industry verticals like Information Technology, Hospitality & Travel, Pharma & Healthcare, etc.
providing Technology update for the Enterprise, Government and PSU.
The Express Group Book Series
The Express Book Series was instituted in 2007 with the launch of India Empowered, a compilation of articles written under the India Empowered campaign that appeared in The Indian Express. Over the years 21 books have been released by renowned authors including P. Chidambaram, Tavleen Singh, N.K. Singh, Arun Shourie, Harsha Bhogle, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Jerry Rao. The Express Book Series has also released titles under the Express Group such as India Empowered, India’s Elected, Inside 26/11, 187 Lives, The Prize Stories and many more.
Indian Express Limited earlier owned a 25 storey building named Express Towers at Marine Drive, Mumbai. The building houses offices of several corporate entities. In the year 2013, Pune based Panchsheel bought the building for 900 crores.
Express Avenue is a shopping mall in Chennai promoted by Express Infrastructure, a subsidiary of the Indian Express Group.