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Mint is an Indian financial daily newspaper published by HT Media, a Delhi-based media group which is controlled by the KK Birla family and also publishes Hindustan Times.[2] It mostly targets readers who are business executives and policy makers. It has been in circulation since 2007.[3]

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)HT Media
Founder(s)Raju Narisetti
PublisherVivek Khanna
EditorVinay Kamat
Managing editorsNiranjan Rajadhyaksha, Anil Padmanabhan, Tamal Bandyopadhyay
News editorAnil Penna
Founded1 February 2007
Political alignmentfiscally conservative, socially liberal
Headquarters2nd Floor, 18-20 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001
Sister newspapersHindustan Times
Hindustan Dainik

It is India's first newspaper to be published in the Berliner format. The former editor of the Wall Street Journal India, Raju Narisetti was the founding editor of Mint till he stepped down in 2008.[4] Narisetti was succeeded by Sukumar Ranganathan who served as editor till 2017.[5]

In 2014, Mint and the Journal ended their seven-year editorial partnership [6]

In 2017, former editor of Khaleej Times Vinay Kamat was appointed as Editor replacing Sukumar Ranganathan.[7][8]



Mint began in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal on 1 February 2007, with the Journal's former deputy managing editor, Raju Narisetti as its founding editor.[9]


Mint changed from the Berliner format it popularized in India and became a broadsheet in 2016. According to a press release, Mint and Mint's digital platform would complement each other.[10][11]

Editorial stanceEdit

Mint's editorial or "Views" page emphasizes free people, free economies and free societies.[12] Its editorial pages broadly support economic liberalization and an unfettered economy but provide for some space for social programs that tackle especially grievous inequity.[13]


According to former editor Sukumar Ranganathan, in its 10 years of existence, Mint has won 10 Society of Publishers of Asia awards and 10 Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism awards.[14]

In 2008, the newspaper won two awards at the 7th Annual Asia Media Awards organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.[15]

For 2009, the newspaper won three Ranmnath Goenka awards in the fifth edition of the awards presented by the Indian Express Group.[16]

In 2011 and 2012, the newspaper won three Ramnath Goenka awards, two for 2011 and one for 2012.[17]

In 2016, Mint won three Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism awards.[18]

Notable employeesEdit


  1. ^ "Mint". HT Media. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  2. ^ "HT Media launches business daily". Hindustan Times. 31 January 2007.
  3. ^ "Paradise Papers: Hindustan Times Group set up firm in Bermuda, showed Rs 7 cr loss". The Indian Express. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Mint founding editor Raju Narisetti quits, managing editor Sukumar to step in his shoes". Financial Express. 28 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Mint Editor Sukumar Ranganathan To Take Over As Editor-In-Chief Of Hindustan Times". Huffington Post. 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ "India's Mint and The Wall Street Journal end their seven-year partnership". 30 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Vinay Kamat is new editor of Mint". Press Institute of India. 27 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Vinay Kamat to take over from Sukumar Ranganathan as new editor of Mint". News Laundry. 21 December 2017.
  9. ^ Kar, Kalyan (16 April 2006). "HT Media to launch business daily; appoints Wall Street Journal's Raju Narisetti as Head of Editorial". Exchange4Media.
  10. ^ "A Newspaper for the Digital Era - Mint Relaunched". PR Newswire. 12 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Mint turns broadsheet". Best Media Info. 13 September 2016.
  12. ^ "In defence of freedom".
  13. ^ "In defence of sweat shops".
  14. ^ "Mint: 10 years on The inception and evolution of the Mint newsroom". 4 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Mint wins IFRA awards". 4 April 2008.
  16. ^ "Recognition for Mint's journalism". 18 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Editor's note: 'Mint' wins Ramnath Goenka awards for excellence in journalism". 10 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Mint wins three Ramnath Goenka awards". 3 November 2016.
  19. ^ "Apropos of Nothing". Twitter. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  20. ^ "Cubiclenama". Mint. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  21. ^ "About". Domain Maximus. Retrieved 3 June 2013.

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