The Hindu, started in 1878 as a weekly, became a daily in 1889 and from then on has been steadily growing to the circulation of 15,58,379 copies (ABC: July-December 2012) and a readership of about 22.58 lakhs.

The Hindu's independent editorial stand and its reliable and balanced presentation of the news have over the years, won for it the serious attention and regard of the people who matter in India and abroad.

The Hindu uses modern facilities for news gathering, page composition and printing. It is printed in seventeen centres including the Main Edition at Chennai (Madras) where the Corporate Office is based. The printing centres at Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Madurai, Noida, Visakhapatnam, Thiruvanathapuram, Kochi, Vijayawada, Mangalore, Tiruchirapalli, Kolkata, Hubli, Mohali, Allahabad and Kozhikode are connected with high speed data lines for news transmission across the country.

The Hindu with the Chennai Edition brings out supplements and features on all days of the week.

On Mondays
  • Metro Plus
  • Business Review
  • Education Plus

On Tuesdays
  • Metro Plus
  • Young World
  • Book Review

On Wednesdays
  • Metro Plus
  • Empower

On Thursdays
  • Metro Plus
  • Nxg
  • Science, Engineering, Technology & Agriculture

On Fridays
  • Friday Review
  • Metro Plus Weekend

On Saturdays
  • Metro Plus
  • Habitat

On Sundays
  • Weekly Magazine
  • Downtown
  • Cinema Plus
  • Classifieds
  • Open Page
  • Literary Review , every first Sunday

Apart from The Hindu, the group publishes:

  • » The Hindu Tamil - A Tamil Daily across 8 editions: Coimbatore City edition, Chennai Edition, Madurai City Edition, Puducherry/ South Arcot, Salem & Namakkal, Tirunelveli/ Tuticorin split, Tiruchirapalli city, Vellore/ North Arcot
  • » The Hindu Tamil also comes out with periodical magazines such as: Chitirai Malar, Navarathri Malar, Aadi Malar, Diwali Malar
  • » The Hindu Business Line - Business Daily
  • » Sportstar - Weekly Sports magazine
  • » Frontline - Fortnightly magazine
  • » Survey of Indian Industry - An annual review on Indian Industries
  • » Survey of Indian Agriculture - An annual review on Indian Agriculture
  • » Survey of the Environment - An annual review of the Environment
  • » THE HINDU SPEAKS ON series - Libraries, Information Technology, Management, Education, Religious Values, Music, Scientific Facts.
  • » FROM THE PAGES OF THE HINDU: Mahatma Gandhi - The Last 200 days.
  • » Sachin, Tribute to a legend
  • » Rajinikanth - 12.12.12, A birthday special