India Today is India’s leading weekly news magazine published by Living Media India Limited. The magazine belongs to the India Today Group and was first published in 1975. India Today is Asia’s largest selling magazine with a readership of over 1.77 million.
India Today is popular for its ability to bring unbiased and incisive perspective to arguably the most dynamic, yet perplexing, region in the world. It is now a household name and the flagship brand of India’s leading multidimensional media group.
Also published along with the main magazine are a number of supplements such as Aspire, Women, Spice and Simply. The last supplement has editions for each of India’s metropolitan cities and urban hotspots.
August 4, 2014: India Today is an Indian weekly news magazine published by Living Media India Limited, in publication since 1975 based in New Delhi. India Today is also the name of its sister-publication in Hindi. Aroon Purie has been the magazine's editor-in-chief since 1975, a position he has held continuously for the last three decades. It is part of the India Today group, also founded in 1975, which now includes 13 magazines, 3 radio stations, 4 TV channels, 1 newspaper, a classical music label (Music Today), book publishing, and India's only book club. With the publication of its 30th Anniversary issue in December 2005, the magazine, which had commenced publication in 1975 with a circulation of 5,000 copies, has published five editions and currently has a circulation of over 1.1 million copies with a readership of over 5.62 million.
July 14, 2014: The Cover Story this issue focuses on the empowerment of bureaucracy in the month-old Narendra Modi government which is working hard to end policy paralysis and boost growth.The Big Story deals with the controversy surrounding sex education in schools which is often considered a taboo both by parents and teachers.The Special Report this week is on the pitiable condition of the Ganga from Kanpur to Varanasi. Large-scale contamination of the river has raised serious doubts about its survival.The Nation section focuses on RSS’s displeasure against Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Professional Examination Board scandal.
July 7, 2014: The Cover Story this week is on Union Budget 2014. The Narendra Modi-led NDA government faces a tough task to boost India's economy.The Big Story this week is on the rise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who leads the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), the Sunni Jihadist group busily murdering its way across Iraq.The Special Report focusses on Chief Justice of India RM Lodha's statement expressing the need for courts to remain open round the year. In such a situation, the vacation plans of judges are likely to be affected.The Society Trends section has a feature on Life Coaches who have become the next big thing.
June 30, 2014: The Cover Story this week is on Varanasi becoming a litmus test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims to change India. There have been endless campaigns from all over India to save the Ganga along the banks of which the city is situated.The Big Story focuses on BJP’s efforts to expand its stronghold across the country. Having decimated the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls last month, the saffron party aspires to consolidate its mandate.
June 23, 2014: The Cover Story this week is on how the Aam Aadmi Party seems to have lost the plot. The growing dissent within the party ranks has left Arvind Kejriwal being questioned on the party’s style of functioning.
The Defence section features the story on Union Minister VK Singh being up in arms against Army chief-designate Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and how it could loom into the first major controversy for the newly-elected Narendra Modi government.