The Express Group
The Express Group was the unifying voice behind India’s struggle for independence. Today, it is the leading light in the battle against corruption as well as empowering the people of India.
The Indian Express began its journey in 1932. Since then, the Group has grown from strength to strength. From a single edition to 35 national editions, 21 publication centers and 7 language dailies that reach over 19 million people across the country.
For the millions of readers, the name "Indian Express" evokes a feeling of faith and trust in the belief that ‘their Express’ will provide the true picture of India and the world at large. Published from 21 centers across the country, the newspaper has been identified with credible and fiercely independent journalism in India. One of the most influential newspapers of the Indian subcontinent, The Indian Express has been the watchdog for the Indian people, fiercely treading the terrains of investigative and pro-active journalism.
Some of the most shocking stories in the history of Indian journalism are credited to this newspaper. For instance, it showed how slavery existed in 20th century India when an Express reporter actually bought a woman from the market and wrote the famous story of Kamla. When the Press was muzzled and gagged and democracy kept in prison in 1975 during the Emergency, The Express was one of the few papers to stand up and speak out against the anti-democracy moves of the government, it was the loudest voice and the strictest critic to bring the guilty to account, at the highest levels of power wielding authority, and enable the return of freedom to the people of India. Express, virtually single-handedly, overthrew the then government by forcing it to hold a free and fair national elections.
Now, adapting to the changing world are the brands of the Group that cover every sector one can conceive of. The aggressively independent The Indian Express, the courageous style of The Sunday Express, the supremely analytical nature of The Financial Express, the indomitable Loksatta, the insightful Lokprabha, the sprightly Screen, the breaking-news-at-breakneck-speed providing Express Online and the comprehensive Business Publications Division throw light on a range of topics such as Indian politics, economy, business, society and culture.
As India evolves, you can be sure that the Indian Express Group will evolve too, to keep pace with whatever tomorrow will bring in an unending effort to arm India with the knowledge to deal with an uncertain future and ensure it remains the champion of freedom for the world at large.
To turn the above into reality, The Express Group boasts an extensive newsgathering and marketing infrastructure as well as a state-of-the-art communications network that is one of the best in the Indian publishing industry.