Indian Express Limited

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Indian Express Limited(IEL)
Industry Media
Founded 1932
Founder Ramnath Goenka
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Owner Viveck Goenka
Website The Indian Express

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.[1]

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 second round of the 2008 Indian Readership Survey, the Media Research Users Council reported that The Indian Express ranks 7th in ranking of Indian English dailies by size of readership (with 1.8 million readers) and that Loksatta is the 5th most widely read Marathi daily (with 3.9 million readers).[2]

The group sponsors 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".[3] The awards were instituted on 12 April 2006 by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at a formal event in a hotel in New Delhi.[4]

On November 2, 2006, the Indian Express Group signed a 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.[5]


The following brands and concerns are owned by the Group:

Other ventures[edit]

Business Publications Division[edit]

Established in 1990, the division manages leading B2B publications and events catering to major industry verticals like Information Technology, Hospitality & Travel, Pharma & Healthcare, etc.[6]

  • Publications
    • Information Technology
      • Express Computer - India’s Foremost & Oldest Enterprise IT Monthly Magazine

providing Technology update for the Enterprise, Government and PSU.

    • Hospitality & Travel
      • Express Hospitality - Fortnightly that provides hospitality professionals a complete perspective of the business, covering the latest news, happenings, trends, reviews, special reports, industry events and expert opinions.
      • Express TravelWorld - Fortnightly for Travel enthusiasts.
    • Pharma & Healthcare
      • Express Pharma - A source of reportage, opinion and analysis aimed primarily at the pharmaceutical production and distribution channel -manufacturers, distributors, stockists, retailers and large institutional buyers. It focuses on pharmaceutical issues and trends from a business perspective.
      • Express Healthcare - It provides usable information via a combination of sectoral news, product information, sales and marketing strategies, market analysis and inside information.
  • Events
    • Information Technology
      • Technology Senate [Enterprise IT Event]
      • Technology Sabha [Government & PSU]
      • Technology Big 3
      • Technology Summit
    • Hospitality & Travel
      • HospitalityWorld
      • TravelWorld
    • Pharma & Healthcare
      • HealthcareWorld
  • Awards
    • Information Technology
      • Express Intelligent Enterprise Awards
      • Express Security Strategist Awards
      • Express Uptime Champion Awards
    • Hospitality & Travel
      • Express TravelWorld Awards
    • Pharma & Healthcare
      • Express Pharma Excellence Awards
      • Express Healthcare Excellence Awards

Express Institute of Media Studies[edit]

A media school from Indian Express Group.[7]

Express Events[edit]

  • Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
  • Ramnath Goenka India Press Photo Awards
  • Financial Express Best Bank Awards
  • World Press Photo Award

The Express Group Book Series[edit]

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.

Express Avenue[edit]

Express Avenue is a shopping mall in Chennai promoted by Express Infrastructure, a subsidiary of the Indian Express Group.


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