1878

1878 - 1908

The Hindu Group is managed by the descendants of Kasturi Ranga Iyengar. As of 2010, there are 12 directors

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Sep 20, 1878

Consequent to the efforts of six patriotic young men to bring out an English Newspaper, the Hindu

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1881

Bepin Chandra Pal, visiting Mardras, finds The Hindu “a great power and an influence for good in

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Oct 1, 1883

The newspaper becomes a tri-weekly and two months later moves to 100 Mount Road, as the owners felt

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1885

The Hindu’s national image is enhanced when it announced the birth of the Indian National Congress

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April 1, 1889

After the congress session, the volume of national news and views became so great that a tri-weekly

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1910

1910

Columns such as weather report, shipping and commercial

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1912

The Hindu becomes a 16-page folio sized newspaper

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1925

The newspaper begins to publish a separate Sports

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Oct 1925

The paper publishes its first political cartoon

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1927

Unveiling a portrait of late Mr. S. Kasturi Ranga

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1928

A. Rangaswami Iyengar, son of Kasturi Ranga Iyengar’s

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1935

A new masthead is introduced. The Hindu had started

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1936

A broadsheet Sunday Magazine edition, one of the

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1939

The Hindu moves from 100, Mount Road to its present

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1939

The second world war years impose serious constraints

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1940

1940

Eight units and two folders of an up-to-the date

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June 2, 1941

The Hindu starts front-paging the news. However,

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1947-55

The Indian Republic goes through the agony of partition,

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Sep 10, 1947

A weekly magazine called “Sport and Pastime”,

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Aug, 1953

The newspaper starts its overseas airmail edition

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Jan 14, 1958

The daily issue begins to carry news on the front

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Sep 29, 1963

The Hindu begins to operate its own planes to distribute

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1977

1977

Colour features and advertisements appear in the

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July 3, 1977

G Narasimhan, Managing Editor passes away after

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July 15, 1978

The publishers introduce Sportstar, a weekly sports

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1984

Frontline, a magazine characterised by in-depth,

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1988

L’Affaire Bofors: The Hindu, through its part–time

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1990

The Hindu Young World, a supplement for children,

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Jan 28, 1994

The Hindu Business Line, a newspaper dedicated to

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1999

The Hindu MetroPlus, a city focussed supplement

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2006

2006

The Hindu becomes the first newspaper to appoint a Readers’ Editor. K Narayanan becomes "the

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2010

Antrix-Devas spectrum scam - The Hindu Business Line becomes the first newspaper that exposes the

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2011

Wikileaks - The Hindu becomes the exclusive partner of Wikileaks in India and brings to light several

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2012

Arun Anant is appointed as MD and CEO of KSL. The Hindu In School, a newspaper exclusively curated

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Sep 2012

The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy is launched to “establish stronger and credible

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Sep 16, 2013

The Hindu forays into the regional market by launching a Tamil daily - The Hindu Tamil. The daily is

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2014

Rajiv C Lochan is appointed as MD and CEO of KSL. The Hindu Young World is relaunched as

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