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Type Daily
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Indian Express Group
Founder(s) Ramnath Goenka
Editor Girish Kuber
Founded January 14, 1948
Language Marathi
Headquarters Mumbai
Website Loksatta official site

Loksatta (Lōksattā) is one of the most widely read Marathi daily newspapers in Maharashtra, India. It is published by The Indian Express Group, and was launched on January 14, 1948. Loksatta is published out of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, and Delhi.


Edited by the Marathi and English journalist Girish Kuber, Loksatta is known for Ravivaar Loksatta's Sunday Specials in the form of stories, articles, and coverage of latest happenings in the society with analysis and opinions from experts from their respective fields.


Established in 1948, on the Makar Sankranti day, Loksatta gained notability through coverage of Mahatma Gandhi`s assassination and subsequent developments. The newsdesk won the DAVP awards for best layouts in seventies. The founder of the Indian Express Group, Ramnath Goenka, remained dedicated to Loksatta.[1]

After remaining the largest circulated standard Marathi daily for many years, by later 1990s Loksatta saw competition from newer dailies like Maharashtra Times and Navkal. By 1997,it only had a circulation of 400,000 in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur combined.[2]

However circulation increased in the 2000s after changes which included addition of various supplements and adding several new cities for local editions.[3][4]


News Editors[edit]

  • Hari Apate
  • Tukaram Kokje
  • Atmaram Shetye
  • Ramesh Zawar
  • Vishwanath More
  • Datta Panchwagh
  • Prashant Dixit


Supplements and specials[edit]

Diwali Ank[edit]

Special Magazine –The Loksatta Diwali Ank is the yearly magazine from Loksatta. This magazine is a collector's issue covering various topics like politics, entertainment, sports, health, fitness etc. written by Marathi writers and intelligentsia.


Five days a week, the supplement that covers local news and events of the city. Loksatta has 8 city supplements catering to various cities/regions across Maharashtra including Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Maha Mumbai, Nagpur, Marathwada, Nashik, Vasai-Virar. These city supplements feature latest happenings and events of the city along with business and entertainment stories.

Ravivar Vruttant[edit]


Arth Vruttant[edit]

Monday: Focusing on in-depth business and financial news, Arth Vruttant is dedicated to investments and personal finance with charts, graphs, tables and analysis explaining complex financial terminology in simple terms.

Career Vruttant[edit]

Monday: A supplement that guides youth on various education & career opportunities available to them. Career Vruttant provides students with knowledge of procedures and processes of exams and career building prospects in fields from Agriculture to Information Technology.


Tuesday: The special section on the back page of all city supplements every Tuesday would focus on mobile phones, gaming consoles, and other technology. The section would also review the latest automobiles with reports on test drives, car accessories, etc.


Wednesday: The one page special previews trekking spots across Maharashtra. The feature also shares real life experience of trekkers and ways of conquering these challenging trekking destinations.


Thursday : Drive IT a section on the back page of All Vruttants (the city supplement) every Thursday focuses on latest automobiles, bikes & cars. The section gives buying tips, ways and means of maintenance and upkeep of vehicles along with auto finance options.


Friday : Every Friday Loksatta carries a special page called Cut-IT on the back page of all vruttants. The page has previews and reviews of latest happenings in Bollywood, Marathi Cinema, Plays and Dramas.


Saturday: Style IT a special page on Back page of all vruttants every Saturday, offers various styling tips to the youth. Style IT profiles celebrities and their styling fundas. It shares stories, reviews and previews of latest happenings of fashion weeks and the latest trends in the market. The page guides young people on developing their sense of fashion and looking presentable at all times.










Friday: VIVA is a lifestyle supplement of Loksatta for the young modern Maharashtrian women. The supplement focuses on fashion, cooking, beauty, health and fitness, lifestyle, and relationships. The supplement is guest edited by actress and writer Sonali Kulkarni.


Saturday: Chaturang is a Ladies/Women’s supplement.


Saturday: Vasturang is a real estate supplement. The weekend supplement provides coverage of happenings in the world of homes & properties. Vasturang is available in Mumbai and Pune city only.


Sunday: Lokrang is a family reading Sunday supplement. "Literature, Science and Entertainment" was its banner in the beginning. This Sunday Supplement was headed by famous playwright Vidyadhar Gokhale, then Joint Editor who was later appointed Editor of Loksatta. The current Lokrang is a new avtar of earlier supplement which had separate registration with RNI. It presents reviews on social, political and cultural events of the week. Includes a page each on Balrang-Kidzone (interactive section for children), Hasyarang (provides the weekly humor quotient), Pustakache Pan (Book Reviews) and Entertainment. [11]

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