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The Hindu in Mumbai

I offer my congratulations to the Editor and the management of The Hindu (“ >Editor’s Note: Good morning, Mumbai!”, Nov.28). Welcome to Mumbai! I am already a regular reader of BusinessLine and now a happy subscriber. It is nice to be associated with an esteemed media group. The edition of November 28, the first true Mumbai edition, was a pleasure to read — very good layouts and well-presented news. I would like to see more reader-oriented sections.

Kamal Anil Kapadia,

Mumbai

The Editor, Dr. Malini Parthasarathy, signing off the “Editor’s Note” with the words “And now we begin!”, shows the depth of humility with which The Hindu shoulders its responsibility and the cherished mission despite its proud legacy of 137 years.

Kulasai Yaman,

Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu

The growth story of any publication in India can never be complete without making an entry into the financial capital, a city that always offers ample opportunities for everyone who makes his or her way there. Now, India’s financial capital will have some intellectual capital.

Srinivasan Umashankar,

Nagpur

After a long wait, the Mumbai edition has been launched to the delight of innumerable Mumbaikars. We look forward to some crisp and accurate reporting that has been synonymous with this daily across the country. A Mumbai edition promises to be the ray of light that will diffuse the sensational, fabricated news that goes around in the Bay. Good luck!

Arjun Kamdar,

Mumbai

I hope that the editors will consider expanding to other parts of the country also as soon as possible. In today’s world where news is rained down on us without a background check on veracity, The Hindu’s addition will now give readers authentic news in various spheres.

Rahul Walse,

Mumbai

Thank you very much for initiating the Mumbai edition. We were eagerly waiting for this day. No longer the wait for up to two days to receive the edition. We can now enjoy a “fresh” copy every day.

Sunil Kadam,

Pune

The Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir, established in 1848, extends its welcome to The Hindu in Maharashtra. We have had a long association with the daily, subscribing to the group’s various publications. We hope that the daily will raise questions, look into problems faced by the common person as well as focus on the news of this region.

Secretary,

Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir,

Pune



I have been a reader of The Hindu ever since my college days. Now, with the launch of the new edition, many of us look forward to receiving a copy of the newspaper and at a nominal price. Gujarat is a progressive State and with centres of education at Anand, Baroda, Ahmedabad and Vallabh Vidyanagar, a number of readers are bound to welcome it.

Madhur Goyal,

Anand, Gujarat

On November 28, my friend told me, “Today is a historic day.” “Why?” I asked him. He then opened his bag and took out a copy of the newspaper with the words “ The Hindu’s Mumbai edition.” I jumped with joy. What a pleasant surprise! And after a long wait. Thank you, The Hindu.

K. Muhammed Ismayil,



Mumbai

Hearty congratulations. As an ardent reader for over three decades, I look forward to your newspaper making its presence felt permanently in this megapolis and filling the intellectual space. A word of caution, though. Please avoid featuring Bollywood stars on the front page. We also look forward to the special daily supplements for which the newspaper is renowned.

K.N. Venkataraman,

Thane

Being a participant of the first-ever meeting convened by the Readers’ Editor with readers in Chennai in 2013, I vividly remember Mr. Vijay S. Raghavan, the first speaker in the gathering who had come all the way from Mumbai. He demanded to know what was delaying the launch of a Mumbai edition. He was then reassured about the steps being taken even while the challenges were listed, and told that the management was waiting for the right moment. I am happy that the moment has ultimately come. It is heartening that the national daily will be reaching the stands in an important metropolis, with its own flavour and taste and on time. I have no doubt it will be well-received.

S.V. Venugopalan,

Chennai

My congratulations. I have lived in Bombay/Mumbai, Pune and Kuala Lumpur and have been a reader of the daily for five decades. I am over 90 and proud to say that about 100 of my letters have been published in the “Letters to The Editor” and other readers’ columns.

Malaya Krishnamurthy,

Visakhapatnam

I usually missed reading the day’s copy of The Hindu during my business trips to Mumbai. Reading other newpapers never satisfied me. I notice that the new editorial team has focussed on highlighting what prominent figures, especially the “filmi” ones, have to say. But please remember that Bombay existed well before these stars came on the scene. It is the ordinary reading public like me, a 75-year-old, and countless others who have contributed to the eminent position you are in today.

T.M. Ranganathan,

Srirangam, Tamil Nadu

Kasturi Buildings, situated between Churchgate station and Backbay Reclamation (Nariman Point) always stood tall as a landmark and a meeting point for many of us in the advertising fraternity. During my long stay in Mumbai between 1974 and 2004, I always wondered why there was never a local edition of The Hindu. I used to visit the daily’s office and leave after picking up copies of the daily and Sportstar. I fancied reading the newspaper’s impeccable language and Sportstar for its excellent coverage of sporting events and high-quality printing.

Vinayachandran K.T.,

Kochi

As a Mumbaikar of 49 years’ standing, and now an ex-Mumbaikar from last year, I feel that I should have stayed on a year more just to receive the first day’s edition. I look forward to reading the newspaper in Mumbai when I am there next month. I am sure The Hindu will captivate Mumbaikars the way it has done with readers of other cities.

G. Ramani,

Chennai

I am a proud reader for nearly 20 years. The ever-increasing popularity of The Hindu is the result of its full and fearless observance of journalistic ethics, of objectivity and impartiality. The high standard of its journalism as well as its laudable efforts to promote and encourage literary activities are what attract to it right- thinking people and intellectuals.

Ranjit Kumar Paul,

New Delhi

The cheerful news made me nostalgic. I lived in Bombay for close to 20 years during the 1970s and 1980s, first as a student and then in the field of advertising. My newspaper-reading habit was on these lines — morning, The Times of India; afternoon, the eveningers, either the Free Press Bulletin or the Evening News, and by dusk, The Hindu, which I could pick up from Matunga. The newspaper was available only by late-evening during my return from work. Those were the days when there was no 24-hour television, the Internet or the smartphone. We had to rely solely on print journalism.

N.G. Subramaniam,

Thiruvananthapuram

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