THE HINDU GROUP

The Hindu Group

Kasturi & Sons Ltd (KSL) was established in 1878, and is most famously known as The Hindu Group of Publications in India. With seven unique publications and five digital forums under its belt, it offers something substantial for everyone. The Hindu, the most revered and respected daily in the country, boasts of an extensive network of correspondents and covers news that is reliable and relevant. Its unparalleled reach and dominance makes The Hindu the undisputed No 1 English daily in South India.

The newspaper is carefully designed to ensure that sense is always placed ahead of sensationalism in line with its historical journalistic values and traditions. The Hindu’s editorial section is held in high regard for its balanced views and opinions, effusing an independent editorial stance.

The recently redesigned BusinessLine, with its well-segmented verticals helps readers transition seamlessly to their topic of interest. Frontline, the fortnightly magazine provides exhaustive coverage of politics, world affairs, environment, human rights, literature and the arts. The Hindu Tamil and 11 sub brands on diverse themes focus on providing product quality over quantity. Sportstar, every sports enthusiast’s favourite, is the largest read magazine of the genre in the country. The Hindu In School, designed to address the student as a thinking individual, provides the experience of a serious, yet lively newspaper. Not to exclude the tiny and loyal young reader, The Hindu Young World has evolved into a standalone magazine and is living up to its mandate of making learning fun.

KSL Digital, a new division of the KSL group, has been formed to focus on creating and scaling up innovative businesses in the internet, mobile and e-commerce space. The KSL Digital portfolio consists of the group’s news portals www.thehindu.com, www.thehindubusinessline.com and www.tamil.thehindu.com which offer in-depth and up-to-date news coverage and analyses. Apart from this, mobile apps are available for i-phone ,i-pad and android users, providing the convenience of news on the go. KSL Digital’s e-commerce offerings include-www.roofandfloor.com,an online property portal,  bloncampus.com, a portal designed exclusively for B-Schoolers and MBA aspirants, sportstarlive.com, a portal that provides contemporary, relevant and round-the-clock sports news, steptest.in, an English language certification exam for Indian students and job-seekers, and youngworldclub.com, an interactive education portal of children that offers a variety of rich multimedia content which includes slideshows, quizzes, videos and activities aimed to make learning exciting. 

EDITORIAL LEADERSHIP

THE HINDU

Mukund Padmanabhan

Editor, The Hindu

THE HINDU BUSINESSLINE

R Srinivasan

Editor, The Hindu BusinessLine

THE HINDU TAMIL

K Asokan

Editor, The Hindu Tamil

E Perumal (BharathiTamizhan)

Online Editor, The Hindu Tamil

D I Aravindan

Features Editor, The Hindu Tamil

FRONTLINE

R Vijayasankar

Editor, Frontline

SPORTSTAR

Ayon Sengupta

Editor, Sportstar

G Raghunath

Senior Deputy Editor, Sportstar

V V Rajasekhara Rao

Deputy Editor, Sportstar

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

leadership team

Rajiv C Lochan

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

NAMBI RAJAN NARAYANAN

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Arpan Chatterjee

Assistant Vice President & Business Head - Digital Media

Arun Narasimhan

Vice President - IT

Balasubramanian C V

Associate Vice President - Electrical & Maintenance

V Harikrishnan

Sr Deputy General Manager - Printing

R P Lakshmi venkatraman

Associate Vice President - Pre-Press

Sathya Sriram

Assistant Vice President - Marketing & Strategy

Baburaj Nair

Chief Human Resources Officer

Shankar Subramaniam V

Head, Advertising-South Accounts & Business Head, The Hindu Tamil

Sridhar Aranala

Assistant Vice President - Circulation

P M Balakrishna

Business Head - National Accounts

M S Narasimhan

Business Head - Events & Activations

CORE VALUES

We, as an organisation

We, as an organisation

The code of business values describes how we want to conduct ourselves in order to create value for our consumers, our people, and our organisation.

  • Honesty & Integrity

    We stand up for what we believe in and hold ourselves accountable for our actions. We speak the truth and openly share our thoughts to ensure the right outcome for the organisation.

    Honesty implies a refusal to lie, deceive or exaggerate the facts or the truth in any way. Integrity implies trustworthiness and incorruptibility, which is considered The Hindu Group's greatest asset. Our actions are consistent with the words we speak. This steadfast commitment to adhere to the facts extends not just to our readers, but also to each other as colleagues.

  • Respect

    We communicate and interact with one another with courtesy and understanding. We have the highest regard for others’ time, commitments and space.

    The willingness to show consideration and appreciation for others and their feelings will enable us to engage with one another to focus on the best outcome for the organisation.

  • Humility

    We are humble in our speech and actions, while demonstrating a constant willingness to learn and better ourselves.

    By acting and leading in a way that reflects a spirit of inclusion, respect for others, and willingness to be open to differing points of view, we will manage conflicts in a constructive manner. We know and understand that we need to come together to make our organisation successful.

  • Excellence

    We aim to perform at our best with a positive attitude to achieve excellence in our day-to-day work.

    By delivering what we promise and adding value that goes beyond what is expected, we set and achieve ambitious targets. We commit to finding innovative solutions to become more effective and efficient in our domain. This art of seeking and achieving the highest sustainable standards includes holding oneself accountable for results.

  • Consumer Focus

    We strive for a win-win relationship with all our consumers – readers, advertisers and other stakeholders – and constantly challenge ourselves to improve their experience.

    Our intense focus is on consumer needs and a dedication to meet those needs with a sense of urgency.We take pride in what we do and what we make possible. We deliver quality service of unmatched value, constantly raising the bar on our performance.

  • Transparency & Fairness

    We deliver what we promise and have the humility to acknowledge when we go wrong. We appreciate the good work of our colleagues, while being open and constructive in our feedback.

    We will be honest and straightforward, offering explanation when required, to support our actions. By being equitable towards all, free from self-interest and prejudice, we will uphold fairness in our actions to achieve a proper balance of conflicting interests.

  • Meritocracy

    We reward performance and results driven by sincerity, team work and attention to detail. We celebrate positive outlook and outcomes irrespective of position or role.

    We believe that people work better and more creatively when they are feeling happy and empowered. This includes the need to transparently articulate what constitutes merit and performance standards, and, celebrate the achievement of these standards, without favouritism or discrimination.

  • Commitment to Social Good

    We are responsible and good citizens in the communities in which we live and work.

    Our compassion and accountability extends beyond our organisation to communities that we impact. By supporting these communities to rise above their challenges and become successful, we contribute to the betterment of society as a whole.

Awards

The Hindu

World Young Reader Prize 2011 By WAN IFRA

A prize awarded annually by The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers to the newspaper with the best project for young reader development.

The Hindu

Consumer Super brands in the English language newspaper category for the Super Brands 2006-07 edition. By AC Nielson

According to the agency, this is for the first time that Super Brands was validated by consumers, who chose The Hindu as their favorite from 1,699 brands.

The Hindu

World Press Achievement Award in 1968 By the American Newspaper Publishers’ Association

“Throughout nearly a century of its publication, The Hindu has exerted wide influence not only in Madras but throughout India. The Hindu has provided its readers a broad and balanced Nnws coverage, enterprising reporting and a sober and thoughtful comment. It has provided its country a model of journalistic excellence.”

The Hindu In School

Excellence in Youth Engagement Award 2012 By WAN IFRA

The award criteria included  editorial content strategy targeting youngsters , the use of newspaper content in the teaching of media literacy and activities that give young people opportunities to experience professional newspaper journalism

The Hindu

World’s Ten Best Newspapers in 1965 By The Times, London

The Times wrote: “The Hindu takes the general seriousness to lengths of severity. The Hindu which is published in Madras, is the only newspaper which, inspite of being published only in a provincial capital, is regularly and attentively read in Delhi. It might fairly be described as a national voice with a southern accent. The Hindu can claim to be the most respected paper in India.”

The Hindu

Best in Cross Media Editorial Coverage (Bronze) By WAN IFRA

For The Hindu’s civic advocacy campaign- 'My Chennai My Right'

The Hindu

Best in Digital Audience Usage and Engagement By INMA

For The Hindu’s Brand campaign- Stay ahead of The Times

The Hindu Tamil

Best Launch of a Regional Newspaper/Magazine By Goa Fest 2014 - Abby Awards; INMA Awards - 2014; Advertising Club Madras - Maddy’s 2014

The Hindu

Best in Newspaper Marketing (Bronze) By Asian Media Awards 2014

For The Hindu’s brand campaign – 'Behave Yourself, India. The Youth are Watching'

The Hindu

Green Newsplant Award in 2014 By WANIFRA

A prize awarded by The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers to the plant in Coimbatore for cold offset printing from 192 entries in this category.

The Hindu

Best in Newspaper Marketing (Gold) By Asian Media Awards 2014.

For The Hindu’s brand campaign in Bangalore – 'We’ve Changed with You'

The Hindu

Best Website Award for 2014 in the News and Information category By Website of the Year (WOTY) India

The Hindu has won this award out of 252 websites that were nominated in 21 categories.

Frontline

The Most Promising Brand of the Year for 2014 By World Brands Review Corporation

Sportstarlive

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2016 Best Reader Engagement

Sportstarlive was awarded the South Asian Digital Media Awards 2016 for the Best Reader Engagement towards the Ask Ashwin Contest.

The Hindu

www.thehindu.com Website of the Year India 2016

The Hindu's website, thehindu.com was awarded the Website of the Year India 2016. 

The Hindu Group

NDTV Indian of The Year - Chennai Rising

The Hindu Group's Chennai Rising campaign, organised and executed during the December deluge in 2015, received accolades in different forms. Three young boys who were associated with this campaign, through The Hindu Tamil, were awarded the NDTV Indian of The Year.  

The Hindu Tamil

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2016 Best Reader Engagement

The Hindu Tamil was awarded the Best Reader Engagement  as part of the South Asian Digital Media Awards 2016 for the Tamil Nadu Election Campaign.

The Hindu Tamil

For its 'Padichaale Vera Level' Campaign Bronze - TV Service Category

The Hindu Tamil received a Bronze under the TV Service category, for its campaign, Padichaale Vera Level. This was awarded at the Maddy's 2017. 

The Hindu Tamil

For its 'Padichaale Vera Level' Campaign Silver - Integrated Campaign Category

The Hindu Tamil received a Silver under the Integrated Campaign category, for its campaign, Padichaale Vera Level. This was awarded at the Maddy's 2017. 

The Hindu Tamil

For its 'Padichaale Vera Level' Campaign Bronze - TV - Tamil Category

The Hindu Tamil received a Bronze under the TV - Tamil category, for its campaign, Padichaale Vera Level. This was awarded at the Maddy's 2017. 

The Hindu

Spirit of Bengaluru Bronze - TV - Public Service

The Hindu received a Bronze under the TV - Public Service category, for its campaign, #spiritofbengaluru. This was awarded at the Maddy's 2017. 

The Hindu

Spirit of Bengaluru Silver - Press Corporate Category

The Hindu received a Silver under the Press Corporate category, for its campaign, #spiritofbengaluru. This was awarded at the IAA Olive Crown Awards 2017. 

The Hindu

Spirit of Bengaluru Gold - Digital Category

The Hindu received a Gold under the Digital category, for its campaign, #spiritofbengaluru. This was awarded at the IAA Olive Crown Awards 2017. 

The Hindu

Spirit of Bengaluru Gold - TVC/Cinema Services Category

The Hindu received a Gold under the TVC/Cinema Services category, for its campaign, #spiritofbengaluru. This was awarded at the IAA Olive Crown Awards 2017. 

The Hindu

Spirit of Bengaluru Green Brand of the Year

The Hindu received a Gold under the Green Brand of the Year category, for its campaign, #SpiritofBengaluru. This was awarded at the IAA Olive Crown Awards 2017. 

The Hindu

Spirit of Bengaluru Campaign of the Year

The Hindu received a Gold under the Campaign of the Year category, for its campaign, #SpiritofBengaluru. This was awarded at the IAA Olive Crown Awards 2017. 

The Hindu Group

Spirit of Bengaluru Gold - Mobile Abby The Facebook Thumb-stopper

The Hindu Group received a Gold under the Mobile Abby The Facebook Thumb-stopper category, for its campaign, #spiritofbengaluru. This was awarded at the Abby's 2017. 

The Hindu Group

Spirit of Bengaluru Silver - Integrated Abby Category


The Hindu Group received a Silver under the Integrated Abby category, for its campaign, #spiritofbengaluru. This was awarded at the Abby's 2017. 

The Hindu Group

Spirit of Bengaluru Silver - Mobile Abby: Tablets/Websites


The Hindu Group received a Silver under the Mobile Abby: Tablets/Websites category, for its campaign, #spiritofbengaluru. This was awarded at the Abby's 2017. 

The Hindu Group

Spirit of Bengaluru Bronze - Caption/Title


The Hindu Group received a Bronze under the Caption/Title category, for its campaign, #spiritofbengaluru. This was awarded at the Abby's 2017.