Maharashtra Times

Maharashtra Times (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स), colloquially referred to as 'Ma Taa' (मटा) from its Marathi initialism, is a Marathi newspaper based in Mumbai, India. It is the largest selling daily marathi newspaper in the country.[1]

Maharashtra Times
महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The Times Group
PublisherThe Times Group
EditorParag Karandikar
Founded18 June 1962
Circulation1,000,000 daily
Sister newspapersTimes Property

According to the IRS 2005 survey, Maharashtra Times enjoys the second largest readership[2] in Mumbai. Other than The Times of India, Maharashtra Times is the only newspaper in Mumbai which has more than one million readers in the city.[3]


  1. ^ "How media planners can exploit the Marathi dailies". Magindia. Archived from the original on 5 August 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  2. ^ The Indian Readership Survey, IRS, 2005 R1.
  3. ^ The IRS 2005 R2 released on 11 October 2005

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