The Hindu – Celebrating 140 years of engaging with readers in South India

As we trace a century and more of world history, we inevitably trace through the journey of The Hindu. One that was embarked upon 140 years ago and still here, strong as ever. This journey is a result of its loyal readers and hard-earned trust that has set this daily newspaper apart as the undisputed No. 1 Leader in South India and India’s Most Trusted English Daily.

What began in 1878 with 80 copies is nearly 16 lakh in print today with almost 60 lakh readership pan India. Through the years, our readers and advertisers have actively engaged with us and continue to do so. They are witness to the numerous exclusive news stories reported, advertising innovations that awed, campaigns that connected emotionally and historic milestones that were captured over the 14 decades.

In the coming year, a series of exciting launches have been lined up. As a first of many is the launch of The Hindu Online Lounge at, India’s first experience store from a publishing house. In response to the success of the physical store at the Express Avenue Mall in Chennai, the online store will now be available to readers across the country. With a varied range of collectibles available to buy, the store is broadly classified into four categories – The Madras Edition, Personalised Collection, Restored Collection and Handmade Collection.

The store’s highlight is the Personalised Collection – a framed front page reprint of The Hindu, be it a significant news milestone (such as the news of Independent India or Team India’s 1983 World Cup win) or personal landmark (birthday or anniversary or any special occasion)


The Twitter hashtag #TheHinduat140 trended on September 20 with many readers reminiscing about their connection with the newspaper.



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