The Hindu, India's national newspaper since 1878, is published by Kasturi & Sons Ltd, Chennai, India. The English language daily, with a net-paid circulation of 1.18 million (ABC: July-December 2005) and a readership of 4.06 million (NRS 2006), is best described as classic yet contemporary. It is known for the high quality of its journalism and excellent presentation. The newspaper is printed at 12 cities in India.
What does the digital edition of The Hindu, or e-paper, offer the reader? The newspaper itself, nothing less – delivered online. You can see each page as it appears in the print edition. This means all the reports, articles, photographs, and other graphics have been organised, laid out, and presented according to their importance, with the appropriate typography and design elements. You can also see the advertisements as they appear on the page.
Three editions of the newspaper – Chennai, Hyderabad, and Delhi – are available in digital form at this first stage.
They are available for viewing at 6 a.m., Indian Standard Time (IST) every day.
The e-paper has been developed for The Hindu by Ninestars Information Technologies Ltd. and IBM using state-of-the-art technology and offering high resolution and versatile features.
Whole pages, articles, photographs and other images can be viewed in .pdf and .jpg format, and articles can also be read as text. You can make use of the Internet's powerful feature – search. The e-paper offers you search in several forms: You can look for something specific using the search engine. You can also track stories in your areas of interest by setting your preferences for “My News,” a news tracking feature. You can clip articles and photos for future reference and can email them to a friend.