Business Standard India’s most respected business daily, being the first choice of serious business readers. It is published in colour from 12 centres in India – Mumbai (formerly Bombay), New Delhi, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), Bangalore, Chennai (formerly Madras), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi and Bhubaneswar. The newspaper believes in free, fair and independent journalism and strives to inculcate these values in its editorial staff. The journalism practised by Business Standard lays equal stress on quality, credibility and accuracy. Business Standard has the country’s best economic journalists and columnists working for it. It is edited by T.N. Ninan, perhaps India’s best-known business journalist.
Among the other senior journalists in the team are A. K.Bhattacharya,former editor of The Pioneer and associate editor of The Economic Times,and Shyamal Majumdar, former resident editor of The Financial Express.
Business Standard’s stable of specialist contributors includes some of the sharpest minds in economics and business. Among them: Shankar Acharya, former chief economic advisor, government of India, Subir Gokarn, chief economist of Standard and Poor’s Asia Pacific, Deepak Lal, professor of economics, UCLA, Suman Bery, director-general, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Abheek Barua, chief economist of HDFC Bank, M. Govinda Rao, director of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and Arvind Singhal, chairman, KSA Technopak. The newspaper’s columnists include Surjit Bhalla, Latha Jishnu, Sunil Jain and AV Rajwade.
Apart from a business newspaper, BSL publishes several periodicals, including BS Motoring, Indian Management, Asian Management Review, a quarterly publication, and Business Standard in Hindi . The Hindi newspaper is published simultaneously from seven centres – Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bhopal, Patna and Kolkata. Business Standard also has a regional language business website – www.bshindi.com.
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