From once a week to five times a week, MetroPlus has come a long way. On our 10th anniversary, here's a sampling of what Meroplus means to its readers



"I like the paper for the right blend of entertainment and fresh content ... The Man and Machine column on antique cars and bikes and even the Dance illustration you used to carry... I remember trying Salsa at home once. It's not just Page 3 pictures all around. Love the articles on food and travel. It's more than just movies. A good cocktail. "

T.M. Krishna

Carnatic musician

"Whether it's a 70-year-old who's lived in Chennai his whole life or a funky 15-year-old, Metroplus has something for them all. It crosses generation and gender barriers, and offers a slice of the city to everyone. Now that's truly rare."

Debbie Thiagarajan

Founder, DakshinaChitra

"It's fun, it's happening, and it makes the city come alive. With Metroplus, you get to know people you'd have never met otherwise, and it makes you feel like you're a part of it all. I always take cuttings from its pages, whether it's on a visiting troupe or the new go-to place in town."

N. Prakash

General Manager, Taj Coromandel

"At home, my wife, children and I all reach out for it. From history to lifestyle and fashion, Metroplus satisfies everyone's needs. And its excellent production quality means it's pretty easy on the eyes too."

Sunita Shahaney

Proprietor, Ahumcaara

"It's the first thing I read every morning and once I get through my Metro Plus, I read six others newspapers in one hour. I like the fact that Metro Plus does not have a Page 3. But there's not enough on crafts, books and organic food."

P.C. Ramakrishna

Theatre personality

"It's the only supplement I read from cover to cover. The writing is uniformly good and it features artistes. It's the theatre previews that get me my audience. Metro Plus is my supplementary reading with the daily newspaper. I miss it when it doesn't come."


Singer/ Entrepreneur

"The coverage is comprehensive, and I love the regulars. Sometimes there is a lot of information I am interested in and there are days I find it boring."

Virendra Razdan

General Manager, Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers

Metro Plus has added another dimension to reading The Hindu. It's a complete magazine that beautiful integrates new world with old, whether it's art or culture or films. I am quite intoxicated with it. It's a ritual to read The Hindu Metro Plus with my morning cup of tea.

Rajiv Lulla


Metro Plus is my "Go To" resource for all that is happening in our hip and progressive Chennai. It packs the most comprehensive, up-to-date information in an editorial voice that I relate to for reviews on anything from films, music, shows, restaurants, people and more.

Tanvi Shah

Singer-jewellery designer

"MetroPlus is a cool supplement. Most of the articles are short and succinct. It's usually the first thing I read even before taking up the main issue. I like the personality profiles. Even when I travel, I make it a point to check the online edition. But navigation is a bit difficult. Can you have a MetroPlus category to make it easy to get to the articles featured straightway?"


Sunday MagazineJune 28, 2012

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