Corporate Vision and Values.

INFORM - EDUCATE - ENTERTAIN

Our purpose is to inform, to educate, to entertain and thus raise the quality of human life.

FOCUS ON PEOPLE

Our continuing success depends on the people who work with us. Our primary concern is to motivate them towards realising their potential.

VISION AND VALUES

Corporate Purpose.

Our purpose is to inform, to educate, to entertain and thus raise the quality of human life. We will achieve this by continuing to provide our readers with news, views and other forms of information and knowledge. This would be for the readers' benefit as well as enjoyment.

Our roots in the everyday lives of people combined with our rich cultural inheritance form the basis of our growth in the future. We intend to bring a wealth of experience to meet the changing needs and aspirations of our partners and readers.

Our continuing success depends on the people who work with us. Our primary concern is to motivate them towards realising their potential. We provide them with a stimulating and congenial environment for the fulfilment of their professional and creative goals. This enables them to give their best to the organisation.

We nurture core values which sustain the highest standards of corporate behaviour with our customers, employees and the society in which we live and work.

This is the creed for keeping us at the forefront of Indian business.

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Our Organization.

In 1922, Anandabazar Patrika first came out as a four-page evening daily that sold at two paise and had a circulation of about 1,000 copies a day. Eighty-five years later, Anandabazar Patrika reaches out to close to six million readers, every day!

Today, the ABP Group has evolved into a media conglomerate that has eleven premier publications, three 24-hour national TV news channels, one leading book publishing business as well as mobile and internet properties. Touching the lives of millions of readers and viewers, daily.

We believe the legacy you leave, is the life you lead. We see ourselves as repositories of best practices and processes. And, at times, when we don't have the very best within, we open windows to look out for expertise. Not surprisingly, ABP is associated with companies and personalities revered across the world.

In the world of journalism, we are not just a media house. We are really an alma mater.

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Our History.

1922

Anandabazar Patrika comes out as a four-page evening daily. A cartoon strip appears. Printer's line appears (June 1) - an amendment of the Press Act makes it mandatory. Becomes a six-pager.

1923

Anandabazar Patrika becomes a morning daily. Ties up with Reuters, Associated Press and the Free Press of India. A bi-weekly Anandabazar starts for mufassil readers.

1925

First byline appears: "Our special correspondent." Anandabazar Patrika becomes a 16-page wonder. A new Saturday section, Shanibarer Chithi, starts. It evolves into Rabibashoriyo. First 120-page special supplement on Calcutta Congress - sold out within two hours. Second edition printed on demand.

1926

Anandabazar Patrika kicks off its first Puja special issue, Sharadiya shankhya.

ABP EVENTS

Ananda Purashkar.

Awarded by the house of Anandabazar, this prestigious annual literary award felicitates the best in contemporary writing. Its beginnings can be traced to a comment made by Annada Shankar Ray in 1957, where he rued the absence of an award felicitating literature. Those present when he voiced his concerns included Asoke Kumar Sarkar and Tushar Kanti Ghosh, who were spurred into action. Four annual awards for the best in literature were immediately instituted. Anandabazar Patrika, Hindusthan Standard and Desh jointly awarded two of the awards while the other two were instituted by Amritabazar Patrika in association with Yugantar.

On April 20, 1958, seven poets and writers were felicitated, in an event marking the beginning of a new era in Bengali literature. Anandabazar Patrika and Desh jointly gave away two awards called 'Ananda Purashkar' in memory of Prafulla Kumar Sarkar and Suresh Chandra Majumdar, the founders of Anandabazar Patrika. Bibhuti Bhushan Mukhopadhyay and Samaresh Basu were the first awardees.

In 1960, Pramathanath Bishi, the author of Keri Saheber Munshi was bestowed the 'Prafulla Kumar Sarkar' award.

Celebrating the birth centenary of Rabindranath Tagore in 1962, Pulin Behari Sen was awarded the 'Saralabala Sarkar Smriti Purashkar'.

In 1972, to commemorate 50 years of Anandabazar Patrika, special awards were given to Buddhadeva Bose, Santosh Kumar Ghosh and Samaresh Basu.

Celebrating the golden jubilee of Desh magazine in 1984, Sukumar Sen, Sagarmoy Ghosh and Bimal Mitra received the 'Asoke Kumar Sarkar Smriti Ananda Purashkar'.

All the above awards put together amalgamated into the 'Ananda Purashkar' in the year 2000. Ranajit Guha was the awardee in 2009.

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Sharad Arghya.

In accordance with the brand mission of Anandabazar Patrika which emphasises on providing 'entertainment' in addition to news and views, 'within and beyond the print medium', the need for the brand to have expressions beyond the actual newspaper is the principal reason for the Anandabazar Patrika events. Playing a significant role in enabling the brand to connect with the consumers beyond the product, they have also morphed into major revenue streams.

Sharad Arghya

Anandabazar Patrika 'Sharad Arghya' is an annual event honouring excellence in artistry and craftsmanship displayed during the Durga Puja. The event is held across Calcutta, Howrah and the district towns of Kharagpur-Midnapore, Durgapur-Asansol and Siliguri. Categories for awards include Best Puja, Best Idol, Best Pandal and Best Illumination. In addition, there are awards for Best Work of Literature and Best Album released during the festive season. Over 500 entries were received from Calcutta alone, in 2005. The judging is done by a panel of celebrity experts.

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The Telegraph Christmas Eve and 31st Nite.

No one in Calcutta celebrates the year-end better than The Telegraph. Affiliated with the best clubs in the city, The Telegraph Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve parties are not only the most sought-after, but also add flair and fire to the city's partying spirit.

Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Saturday Club, Calcutta Swimming Club, Dalhousie Institute, Calcutta Club, Calcutta Cricket & Football Club and Space Circle are some of the clubs associated with this event.

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The Telegraph Cup Football.

This is where the sporting stalwarts of Calcutta's corporate league battle it out over a football. This five-a-side tournament is played out over 21 days under floodlights - with the teams battling it out for the Main Plate, Losers' Plate and Bowl Plate.

Major organisations including banks, ad agencies, FMCG giants and telecom companies, among others, vie for the trophy, with over 10,000 football fans cheering and supporting them. Exhibition matches featuring celebrities add to the excitement. The Calcutta Cricket & Football Club is the venue for this tournament.

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The Telegraph Cup Cricket for Corporates.

This is where the sporting stalwarts of Calcutta's corporate league battle it out over cricket. This five-a-side tournament is played out over 21 days under floodlights — with the teams battling it out for the Main Plate, Losers' Plate and Bowl Plate. Major organizations including banks, ad agencies, FMCG giants and telecom companies, among others, vie for the trophies, with over 10,000 cricket fans cheering and supporting them. Exhibition matches featuring celebrities add to the excitement. The Calcutta Cricket & Football Club is the venue for this tournament.

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The Telegraph Cup Indoor Cricket for Corporates.

This eight-a-side tournament is played out over one and half months with teams battling it out for the Gold Plate, Silver' Plate and Bowl Plate. It is played at a unique indoor cricket venue, one of the only two present in Calcutta. Major organizations including banks, ad agencies, FMCG giants and telecom companies, among others, vie for the trophies, with enthusiastic cricket fans cheering and supporting them. The Space Circle Club is the venue for this tournament.

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The Telegraph Hand In Hand.

The mild fragrance of 'Shiuli' is all over the city. The 'Dhakis' are ready to take over Calcutta with their pulsating rhythms and beats. It's time again. Ma Durga is arriving. Consisting of a series of rituals, this five day long home coming welcome of Ma Durga is close to every Bengali's heart and soul. It means much more to us than just an age-old, traditional, religious festival. It's a social, cultural and entertainment extravaganza, a season for reunion and rejuvenation. A time when the entire city of joy explodes into a shopping, eating and socialising frenzy, irrespective of the social and economic barriers.

Apart from the eye-catching, spectacular pandals and lightings of Calcutta's renowned 'Para' Pujas, quite a few apartments in the city also have their own Pujas. And the residents of the apartments spend a majority of their time at their apartment pandals, working 'hand in hand', organising it with their neighbours, friends and relatives. Herein lies the importance of The Telegraph Hand in Hand, a special event organised for the apartment residents of Calcutta by The Telegraph. The organisers reach out to more than 100 apartments and the intra-apartment 'friendly war' kicks off with a series of enthralling contests like Antakshari, Sit & Draw, Spot Quizzes, Recipe contest, Dhunuchi Naach, Shreeman Shreemati and many more.

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INFOCOM.

INFOCOM, the annual Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference and exhibition was initiated in 2002 under the banner of Businessworld, India's leading business magazine. Over the last seven episodes of the event, it has emerged to be one of the largest platforms in the country where the IT experts and gurus of the corporate world interact with business users and policy makers with an objective to empower businesses with IT for greater advantage.

INFOCOM showcases emerging opportunities in the ICT sector while offering a high-quality networking platform for the largest congregation of ICT specialists, policy-makers and industry leaders both nationally and internationally. The event has always brought together participation from India and abroad including eminent leaders from corporate giants like SAP, Intel, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Nortel Networks, EMC, Texas Instruments, Nokia, APC, Cognizant, TCS and many more. Some of the panelists over the years, have included distinguished names like Mr. James Duckworth of Unilever, Mr. Harris Miller, President of the IT Association of America, Mr. Rajat Gupta of Mckinsey, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam., ex-President of India, Mr. K V Kamath of ICICI Bank and many more.

In it's seventh year INFOCOM 08-09, held in Calcutta brought together participation from over 1200 delegates, 70 speakers, 125 exhibitors, 60,000 visitor footfalls and over 40 sponsors from IT and business. Over the years INFOCOM has seen international participation from countries like Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Korea, Turkey, Australia, Bangladesh, UK, Germany and others.

Various sub brands under the mother brand of INFOCOM have been initiated over the years:

  • INFOCOM CXO Golf
  • INFOCOM Quizzit
  • INFOCOM Future Leadership Awards
  • INFOCOM CXO Roundtable
  • INFOCOM ICT in Healthcare
  • The Telegraph Knowhow Innovation Hub
  • TTIS Knowledge Workshop
  • The Telegraph Auto Weekend Carnival
  • The Telegraph Jobs Mart
  • The Telegraph IT Edufair

INFOCOM 09-10 is slated to be held in Calcutta between January 20 - 23, 2010. The three day conference will be held at the ITC Sonar and the four day exhibition will be held at the Salt Lake stadium grounds. For more details you may visit www.indiainfocom.com.

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Sananda Tilottama.

Sananda Tilottama, the largest and best-known beauty pageant of eastern India celebrates its 13th year in 2009.

The best of beauty, brains and talent from all over take part in this contest. Previous years have seen preliminary rounds held in Guwahati, Jamshedpur and Calcutta. After receiving over 3000 applications from all over the country, the finalists are chosen.

This is followed by a rigorous month long grooming session. Each finalist is given a complete makeover in addition to workshops on diction, etiquette, dancing skills, make-up and hair styling during this grooming period. The best names in the fashion and beauty industry are associated with training the contestants of Sananda Tilottama.

The grand finale sees the contestants battling it out for the final crown. The girls are judges on the basis of their walk on the ramp in western casual, Indian and evening gowns in addition to the question and answer rounds with the judges. This glittering evening has seen the likes of Shobhaa De, Meher Jesia, Vandana Luthra, Rituparna Sengupta, Zulfi Syed, Rajiv Khandelwal, Nethra Raghuraman among others being given the tough task of choosing the three winners of the evening. Neeraj Sreedhar of Bombay Vikings, Alisha Chinai and Kavitha Krishnamurthy have also performed at the grand finales of Sananda Tilottama.

To know more log on to www.tilottama.in

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Desh Debate.

It is a common saying that wherever Bengalis meet, there are opinions galore. Saluting this spirit, the Desh Debate is the premier event in the city where speakers battle out their points of view. 2008 saw the Desh Debate being fought on the motion of 'Bangali Poriborton Chai Na' – Bengalis are resistant to Change. Speakers included well-known personalities such as Mamata Banerjee, Rajashri Sengupta, Susim Mukul Dutta and Swapan Chakraborty.

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Anandalok Purashkar.

Anandalok Purashkar is an award ceremony felicitating personalities from Mumbai and Calcutta in various fields of entertainment. In the year 2008, Anandalok Puroshkar also witnessed a Red Carpet ceremony for the glitterati for the first time in Calcutta. The event witnessed a galaxy of stars from all various parts of the country and a wide spectrum of the entertainment industry. Some prominent faces present in the award ceremony receiving and handing over the awards include Zoya Akhtar, Rani Mukherji, Prachi Desai, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Hiran, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Madhabi Mukherjee among others.

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The Telegraph Education Foundation's Annual School Awards for Excellence.

The Telegraph Education Foundation's Annual School Awards for Excellence are given to students, teachers and institutions that have defied all odds to achieve great triumphs in the field of education.

Heroic tales of courage and determination come to light when the awardees walk on to the stage to collect their awards. The event salutes young achievers who have made life better for themselves and their families.

Scholarships are given to deserving participants, while lifetime achievement awards are given to teachers. Award categories for schools include 'The School that Looks Beyond', 'The School that Cares', 'The Best in Co-curricular Activities' and 'The School of the Year', among others.

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and NR Narayana Murthy are amongst the distinguished few who have taken time out to grace this occasion

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The Great TTIS Challenge.

Scholarships are given to deserving participants, while lifetime achievement awards are given to teachers. Award categories for schools include 'The School that Looks Beyond', 'The School that Cares', 'The Best in Co-curricular Activities' and 'The School of the Year', among others.

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and NR Narayana Murthy are amongst the distinguished few who have taken time out to grace this occasion.

Serious competition marks the prelims with a Fusion Dance, Fashion Parade, Antakshari, Street Play, Western Music, Eastern Solo, Unconventional Orchestra and the Mock-a-Band. The festivities get underway with a treasure hunt, a Beyblade championship, jugglers, fire-eaters and face painting. A flood of individual and team entries pour in for Creative Writing, Collage, T-shirt painting, Tug-of-War, Flower Arrangement, Cartoon Drawing and Sudoku. All eyes are on the Champion of Champions crown that goes to the best all-rounder school. Apart from mega prizes, the winner is also adjudged the TTIS Face of the Year.

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Awards.

The Telegraph won the coveted SNAP certificate in 2003 for printing excellence. Soon after, both The Telegraph and Anandabazar Patrika won the SNAP certificate in the year 2005. The mission of the Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production (SNAP) committee is to develop and communicate specifications to improve coldset reproduction quality. These specifications are for advertisers, agencies and publishers, customers as well as for prepress, materials, newspapers and printers to help make the coldset industry competitive in world markets.

ABP became the first non-US company to win two top awards, SNAP and IFRA, for printing excellence.

The Telegraph in Schools was awarded the prestigious World Young Reader Prize by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) in 2004.

WAN awards the World Young Reader Prize annually to any newspaper or newspapers that devise the most innovative educational projects or activity that helps develop young readership.

The Telegraph was the first Indian newspaper to be awarded membership to the prestigious IFRA - International Newspaper Colour Quality Club (INCQC) for excellence in colour printing for the year 2004-2006. ABP achieved the feat again by being awarded membership for 2006-2008 for both Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph.

The Telegraph won Bronze for the Best in Print in Single Width category at the Asia Media Awards in 2005. The event is the publishing industries' platform for recognising and rewarding excellence, creativity and innovation among the newspapers and magazines in Asia. Awards are presented to deserving individuals and organisations that make outstanding contribution to the publishing community.

The Telegraph bags gold for the Best Printed Newspaper Award at the Asia Media Awards, the most prestigious prize in Asia in printing quality in newspapers, in 2006. The awards are instituted by IFRA (Germany), the world's leading organisation of newspaper and media publishing.

ABP has been felicitated with the award for outstanding contribution to the IT industry in West Bengal in 2007, conferred by Webel. The award is in recognition of its efforts to bring about change in the IT scenario in the last five years through INFOCOM, its premier event. This is the first time any organisation has been honoured with this award and is also the first time the West Bengal government has officially recognised such a contribution.

The Telegraph wins Gold for being the best printed English daily, while Anandabazar Patrika wins Silver for being the best printed non-English daily at the 4th National Awards for Excellence in Printing, organised by the All India Federation of Master Printers, New Delhi and hosted by the West Bengal Master Printers' Association in 2008.

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Board of Directors

Dr Ashok S Ganguly

Chairman

Dr Ashok Ganguly is presently the Chairman of ABP Pvt Ltd (Ananda Bazar Patrika Group).Dr Ganguly also currently serves as

Aveek Sarkar

Director

Aveek Sarkar, the Chief Editor of the ABP Group of Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the Indian publishing scene.

It could be said with all justification that editorial work is in his genes. Both his father and his grandfather were distinguished editors. Aveek Sarkar started training as a journalist while he was a student, just out of school. Once he had finished his graduation from the University of Calcutta he went to Britain for further training. In Britain, he was tutored by the legendary Harold Evans, then the editor of The Sunday Times.

Back in India, as the Chief Editor of the ABP Group, he was the moving force behind the transformation of the ABP Group of Publications from a regional house into a prominent national group. He led the group's entry into television by acquiring Star News, which he refashioned into ABP News with separate channels in Bengali, ABP Ananda, and in Marathi, ABP Majha. His most recent achievement in the realm publishing is a joint venture with Fortune magazine. Under his stewardship, Fortune India has become the latest addition to the ABP bouquet of publications.

Aveek Sarkar is a man of rich and varied interests. He has one of the finest collections of paintings by contemporary Indian artists as well as a unique set of paintings dating to the period of the Dutch East India Company. Books, food, wine and art are his four principal loves. He is a keen golfer and is currently the captain of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club. His commitment is to excellence and the upholding and furthering of the tradition he has inherited.

Dipankar Das Purkayastha

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. D. D. Purkayastha is the Managing Director & CEO of ABP. He oversees strategy and operations of the ABP Group.

He is a Cost and Management Accountant. Previously, as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, he headed Finance, IT, Supply Chain and Secretarial & Legal functions of the company. Mr. Purkayastha has spent 35 years in the Media Industry.

He is the Chairman of INFOCOM, the country's largest ICT exposition. INFOCOM was recognized by the Government of West Bengal in 2005 for the Outstanding Contribution to the IT Industry in West Bengal. Mr. Purkayastha is regarded as a veteran in the IT Industry in India.

He is on the Board of MCCS, the Broadcasting Company of ABP News, ABP Ananda and ABP Majha News Channels.

Under Mr. Purkayastha's leadership ABP has grown to be the largest reached News Media of the country. He has also led ABP to be the most diversified Media Company of the country. ABP's TV News Bouquet has the highest viewership among all Indian News Channels.

Globally, he is on the Board of WAN-IFRA, the largest Association of Newspaper companies having 18000 members worldwide. He is also the Chairman of WAN-IFRA's Advisory Council, being the first Asian to Chair.

Dr. Bimal Jalan

Director

Dr. Bimal Jalan was governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1997 to 2003, demitting office on his nomination to the Parliament

by the President for distinguished service to the country. He has earlier held several top positions in the Ministries of Finance, Industry and Planning Commission. He was also Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and represented India on the boards of the IMF and World Bank.

His books include India's Economic Crisis: The Way Ahead (1991), India's Economic Policy: Preparing for the twenty-first century (1996), India's Economy in the New Millennium (2002), "Future of India: Politics, Economics and Governance" (2005), India Politics: A view from the Backbench (2007), and "Emerging India: Economics, Politics and Reforms" (2012).

R Gopalakrishnan

Director

R. Gopalakrishnan (Gopal to his friends) has been a professional manager from 1967 onwards: 31 years in Unilever and 15 years

Ranjit Pandit

Director

Ranjit Pandit is a Managing Director at General Atlantic. General Atlantic is a leading private equity firm with over $1 billion invested in India

Shobha Subrahmanyan

Director

Shobha Subrahmanyan joined ABP Pvt Ltd's marketing division in 1979 after eight years with what was then one of the country's largest

Arup Kumar Sarkar

Director

Arup Kumar Sarkar is the Publisher of the Group.

Top Management

Dipankar Das Purkayastha

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. D. D. Purkayastha is the Managing Director & CEO of ABP. He oversees strategy and operations of the ABP Group.

Supriyo Sinha

Vice President and Head Anandabazar Patrika

Mr. Supriyo Sinha is Vice President Bengali Dailies, and heads the two Bengali dailies from the ABP group - Anandabazar Patrika and Ebela.

He has joined the ABP group after 9 years of experience as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He has worked in the financial services and industrial operations sectors with deep functional knowledge in organization and leadership development. Prior to his experience at McKinsey, he worked with Hindustan Unilever.

Mr. Sinha is a gold medalist from IIM Calcutta and was the first rank holder in the West Bengal Higher Secondary Examination. He is an avid wildlife fan and has travelled across the most renowned national parks across Africa and India.

Anirban Chattopadhyay

Editor, Editorial Pages, Anandabazar Patrika

Anirban Chattopadhyay is responsible for the editorial pages, the book review section, Rabibashoriyo on Sundays, Prastuti,

the fortnightly education supplement and a number of special supplements. He is also a columnist on economic development.

Beginning his career with Anandabazar Patrika as a writer on economic issues in 1983 and moving to the editorial department in 1985, his work has spanned a whole gamut of activities including special articles and supplements, letters and book reviews.

Educated at Presidency College, Calcutta, where he was also a research fellow in the Centre for Economic Studies, his interests range from economic development and foreign policy to feminism, children and society.

Chandan Majumdar

Vice-President, Advertisement, Sales & Dailies

Chandan Majumdar who joined ABP as a Management Accountant in 2000, has worked in various positions including General Manager,

Finance between 2003 and 2005, before going on to becoming Vice-President of the flagship Anandabazar Patrika.

At present he oversees the advertisement marketing activities of Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph. He began his career as a chartered accountant with A.F. Ferguson & Company in 1988. He joined Tata Steel in 1989 as Deputy Manager, finance, leaving the group briefly to serve as Regional Accounts Head for Larsen and Toubro Ltd. Thereafter, he returned as Finance Manager for Tata Ryerson, between 1997 and 2000.

Shiuli Biswas

Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Shiuli joined ABP as a management trainee in 1993. A chemical engineer from Jadavpur University and a post-graduate in management

Atideb Sarkar

Associate Vice President, Strategy

Atideb Sarkar joined the national news section of The Telegraph in October 2010 before moving to the business departments.

He is Associate Vice President, Strategy.

Atideb read economics at the University of Warwick and University College London.

Dhruba Mukherjee

Vice President, The Telegraph

Dhruba Mukherjee joined the organization in 1997 and currently holds SBU responsibilities for The Telegraph.

Suman Banerjee

Associate Vice President, Circulation

Suman Banerjee, a post graduate in Economics from Calcutta University, joined ABP Pvt. Ltd as a Marketing Trainee in the brand management

Paulami Sengupta

Editor of Anandamela, Anandalok, Unish Kuri and Sananda

Paulami Sengupta is the Editor of Anandamela, Anandalok, Unish Kuri and Sananda. She is also the Editorial Co-ordinator for the Bengali Magazines.

A post-graduate in English from Jadavpur University, she started her career as a journalist in The Telegraph in 1994. She opted for Civil Services from 1994 to 2000. She re-joined ABP in the year 2001 as the Chief Sub Editor of Anandamela.

She is a well known poet and writer in Bengali. She has also translated several books to Bengali from English and French and edited anthologies for Ananda Publishers. She has also taught French and English at the Ramkrishna Mission School of Languages.

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Anandabazar Patrika first appeared on March 13, 1922 — the day of Holi, as an evening daily, printed in red ink. It was a four-pager, priced at two paise and had a first-day circulation of a thousand copies. The newspaper's red ink led to the contemporary English daily, The Englishman terming it a 'danger signal'. With its unshakeable patriotic stance, it soon became very popular.

Unbiased views, constructive criticism, indomitable courage and an uncompromising attitude were just a few aspects, which went on to make Anandabazar Patrika the 'voice of Bengal'. Its popularity reached new heights when, in 1954, the Press Commission report declared Anandabazar Patrika to be the largest circulated newspaper in the country, published from one location.

The No.1 Bengali daily is published from various locations today. Spawning a veritable legion of journalists, Anandabazar Patrika boasts of dedicated readers, worldwide. It is the only Bengali daily to cross 1.2 million in circulation.

Over the years, Anandabazar Patrika has achieved many milestones along the way — it was the first in the east and one of the first in the country to use offset printing. Anandabazar Patrika's landmark coverage on, among others, Rabindranath Tagore's death, Netaji's miraculous escape from detention, Mahatma Gandhi's death and the Nandaghunti expedition (a project patronised by the ABP Group itself) is legendary.

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The Telegraph was born on July 7, 1982. Edwin Taylor, design director of Sunday Times, London designed the newspaper, setting fresh standards in design and editing that acquired many admirers and later, followers.

It is today, eastern India's largest circulated and read English newspaper. The Telegraph's readership in Calcutta itself is greater than that of all its competitors combined.

With an editorial policy that supports, among others, secularism and a free state, The Telegraph today is widely regarded as an emblem of everything a modern newspaper should be. Coupled with a long tradition of talented journalists, The Telegraph has always been in the thick of things — be it breaking news, unearthing scoops or investigating news. It takes up issues, makes the reader think and puts them in touch with the best of minds.

The Telegraph, apart from being a thought leader is also an innovator. The Telegraph was the first to put sports news on the front page. It was the first newspaper in free India to dethrone the existing market leader — a feat that was accomplished within a mere 10 years.

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Playing a role in shaping the cultural ethos of Bengalis over the years, Desh magazine has been the epitome of Bengali language and literature in India.

Desh - born on November 24, 1933, is the second publication from the house of Anandabazar. A fortnightly, the magazine covers trends in literature, arts, science current affairs and philosophy. Some renowned literary figures, both past and present, associated with Desh include Rabindranath Tagore, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay, Tara Shankar Bandopadhyay, Manik Bandopadhyay, Suniti Kumar Chattopadhyay, Jibanananda Das, Bishnu De, Subrata Gupta, Tarapada Ray, Sanjeeb Chattopadhyay, Himanish Goswami, Shibram Chakraborty, Samaresh Basu, Samaresh Majumdar, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Joy Goswami and Amartya Sen.

An all-colour magazine since 2003, Desh encompasses an array of features from Ei Shamay, Shei Shamay, Probondho, Chhoto Golpo, Dharabahik Upanyash, Kabita, Shilpa-Sanskriti, Granthalok and Letters to the Editor. Desh also brings forth special issues such as one on the Calcutta Book Fair, apart from Chhoto Golpo, Binodan, Sahitya sankhya, the Subarno Jayanti issue, brought out to commemorate 50 years of the magazine and the Puja annual.

Desh turned 75 in 2008.

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Since its inception on July 31, 1986, Sananda has always celebrated womanhood. It represents the modern Indian woman who balances her work and home perfectly. Sananda helps her in bringing out the best in herself and guides her towards complete empowerment. Apart from being the only women's magazine in ABP's bouquet, it is also acclaimed as the highest-selling Bengali magazine.

A fortnightly magazine, Sananda has sections dealing with fashion, interiors, health, recipes, relationships, travel, etiquette etc. Recently, some new sections such as a Consumers' Forum, Aapnar Priyo Purush, Asadharon and Shaktirupena have been added to make the magazine more contemporary and relevant. Consumers' Forum empowers consumers about their rights and gives them a platform to voice their concerns. Aapnar Priyo Purush deals with problems and their solutions, faced by the men in their lives. Asadharon is about extraordinary achievements by ordinary women, while Shaktirupena is all about women celebrities.

Sampurnaa, launched in 2003, is a collection of articles on a topic relevant to readers. Past issues have covered household tips, pregnancy planning, interior decoration, parenting and body care. In addition, there are two special issues — Parboni, in January, is a lifestyle issue with a calendar for the readers and Pushpanjali, out just before the Pujas, is a collection of stories and features.

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Anandamela is the most widely read Bengali children's magazine. With an enduring appeal across genders and age groups, it continues to celebrate the glory of companionship with its readers during their growing-up years. From science to sports, fiction to comics, adventure to astronomy — the magazine caters to the needs of a child's psyche.

Though the magazine was launched in April 1975, its roots can be traced back to 'Anandamela' — the children's section in Anandabazar Patrika, as early as 1940. Its sheer popularity kicked off the launch of Anandamela — the magazine. The noted film-maker Satyajit Ray, also a celebrated graphic designer of his time, designed its masthead.

Anandamela's features range from short stories to novels, poems to comics, sports to science, crosswords to riddles and travel. Celebrated contributors include Satyajit Ray, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay among others. A range of characters such as Ray's Professor Shonku and Premendra Mitra's Ghanada shot to fame from the pages of Anandamela. Other characters include Sunil Gangopadhyay's Kakababu, Samaresh Basu's Gogol, Samaresh Majumdar's Arjun, Bimal Kar's Kikira and Moti Nandi's Kalabati.

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HISTORY & STATUS

Launched on January 25, 1975, Anandalok is the most popular celebrity circuit compendium in eastern India. It treats celebrities as social equals and offers its readers an exclusive glimpse into the lives of their favourite celebrities.

A partner to the entertainment industry's evolution down the years, the fortnightly Anandalok has been an integral part of many careers related to film and entertainment. From an out-and-out movie journal, the magazine has transformed itself into one that provides a peep into the lives of celebrities from all walks of life — movies, television, music, sports and even politics.

Circulation: 66,304 (Audit Bureau of Circulations July — December '08)
Readership: 6,78,000 (National Readership Survey 2006)

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HISTORY & STATUS

A trendy magazine for young adults, Unish Kuri is itself amongst the youngest members of ABP. Launched on July 4, 2003, it is the first and only Bengali teen magazine and provides youngsters with a platform to air their feelings in an atmosphere of information mingled with entertainment. A friend, companion and guide to its readers, the magazine's popularity led it to bigger things with the launch of Career in 2004. In July, that same year, Unish Kuri Club was launched, to create a sense of community among its readers and to provide them with an interactive platform.

Over the years, the Unish Kuri movement has grown in the form of merchandising through greeting cards, mugs and the Unish Kuri fashion label — 'uk', launched in 2005.

Circulation: 47,569 (Audit Bureau of Circulations July — December '08)
Readership: 3,73,000 (National Readership Survey 2006)

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  • HISTORY & STATUS

HISTORY & STATUS

Fortune India was launched on September 25th, 2010. It is the most respected global business magazine known for its unrivalled access to world’s most influential leaders and decision makers. In a world of business long on information and short on intelligence, Fortune stands out with trusted insight, deep reporting and provocative story-telling. No other publication covers the world of business with as much depth, breadth, wisdom and panache. That's why Fortune is recognized as "the best magazine in the world that just happens to be about business".

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HISTORY & STATUS

The Telegraph in Schools (TTIS) is India's largest standalone newspaper by and for school students. The newspaper is a movement built around a weekly 16-page newspaper that is written by students and is for students. At its heart lies a 600-strong force of Tiger reporters who, with the training and guidance from the editorial team, decide the content of the newspaper.

TTIS gives students the platform to participate in producing the publication by giving a first hand training to the students to conduct an interview, reporting, reviewing, writing and editing. TTIS teaches the young to have a voice through the sections like letters to the editor, 'open forum', 'big question' and more.

TTIS is spun around the tagline 'A head start for growing minds', thus instilling in each student the will to be a confident individual as they grow to be the future citizens of the country. TTIS continuously works upon involving the student fraternity, making them confident and enterprising individuals by constant motivation.

Events, workshops and activities are an important part of TTIS as students come together and participate, encouraging the feeling of sharing and caring irrespective of their backgrounds. A variety of events come under the platforms of TTIS Sports, TTIS Brains, TTIS Fun, TTIS Care, TTIS Celebrations. Apart from events and activities, TTIS has made its presence strongly felt through radio, sms, websites, books and school contact programmes.

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HISTORY & STATUS

ABP's foray into electronic media began with ABP News — the leading 24-hour national news and current affairs television channel in Hindi. ABP News was made an official member of the ABP family on September 19, 2003. Broadcasted by Media Content and Communications Services (MCCS) — a joint venture between the ABP Group and ABP, it has swiftly come into its own as a leader in the Indian news business — setting the agenda for others to follow.

Positioned as the people's channel, ABP News focuses on relevant news in a cutting-edge format. Since its inception, the 24-hour Hindi news channel has grown to command a significant viewership and is the first and only global Indian news channel. With an accent on reporting news that impacts its viewers, ABP News aims to fulfill its mission of 'Aapko Rakhe Aagey' and represent the realities and aspirations of the people. As a guiding philosophy, ABP News believes in reporting news that is relevant and makes a difference to its viewers' lives.

Novel programming and 'Breaking News' are hallmarks of the channel. Apart from reporting news in India, its links with international news agencies enable the channel to deliver international news as it happens. With top programmes such as ABP Savera, Satyameva Jayate, City 60, National Reporter, Wah! Cricket, Sansani and Pol Khol, ABP News ensures its viewers are fully informed and engaged.

HISTORY & STATUS

ABP Ananda was launched as India's first 24-hour national Bengali news channel. Featuring news from Bengal as well as national news from India in fast-paced bulletins, ABP Ananda gathers its national news from the ABP network and ABP News, and its international news from Fox and Sky. That apart, the channel also sources news from its extensive news bureau network.

Revolutionising news and news-watching in Bengali, ABP Ananda has been at the top of the charts since its launch on June 1, 2005.

Channel Highlights
ABP Anandais India's first 24-hour national Bengali news channel.

ABP Ananda is powered by state-of-the-art production facilities and an extensive news bureau network across India, delivering incisive coverage of local, national and global news.

Since its launch, ABP Ananda has consistently ranked as the No.1 24-hour national Bengali news channel.

HISTORY & STATUS

Launched in June 2007, ABP Majha (My ABP) is the undisputed leader in the Marathi news genre and has been consistently ranked as India 's No.1 24-hour national Marathi news channel. Broadcast by Media Content and Communications Services (MCCS) — a joint venture between the ABP TV and ABP News Broadcasting Ltd, ABP Majha is headquartered in Mumbai, with innovative and modern production facilities and a first of its kind set, housed in a state-of-the-art newsroom.

The channel has set up an extensive bureau network across the state with added support from the national and international resources and expertise of the MCCS, Fox and Sky networks. ABP Majha has an experienced, highly-trained and promising team guided by industry stalwarts, from around the state, to gather and report news, track current affairs and deliver informative programmes.

In a unique format of 20-minute segments in a news wheel, ABP Majha features diverse and versatile programmes spanning politics, sports, entertainment, health, astrology, education, agriculture and religion, among others. With its positioning as a people's channel, ABP Majha aims to live up to its motto of 'Broaden your horizons. Delve deeper', echoing the voice of every proud Maharashtrian and reflecting their aspirations in a rapidly changing environment.

HISTORY & STATUS

Instituted in 1957, with the intent of providing readers with the best of creative literature and studies in Bengali, Ananda Publishers has come a long way to where it stands today — one of the largest publishers in the Bengali publishing industry.

A name that enjoys the confidence of authors, readers and the trade, Bengali readers recognise Ananda Publishers as a publishing house that caters to every variety of interest and taste — fiction or non-fiction, for adults or for children. With many years of experience, research-oriented publishing objectives and adoption of the latest in printing technology, Ananda Publishers deservedly enjoys the reputation that hundreds of acclaimed titles have brought to it — the market leader.

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Calcutta
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Calcutta 700001 India
T 91 33 22345374, 22216600, 22378000
F 91 33 22253241  
Siliguri
136/89 Church Road 1st Floor,
Siliguri 734401 India
T 91 353 2532595/ 9291
F 91 353 2539314  
Berhampore
Jalangi Road Banjetia
Opposite Murshidabad Institute of Technology
 Berhampore Murshidabad 742101 India
T 91 3482 275215 - 16
F 91 3482 275219  
Durgapur
A-10 City Central Park Doctor's Colony
City Centre
Opposite City Nursing Home
Durgapur 713216 India
T 91 343 2544159, 2544162 - 64
F 91 343 2544160  
Jamshedpur
Shantiniketan Building
2nd Floor Main Road, Bistupur Jamshedpur 831001 India
T 91 657 2425132 / 34
F 91 657 2415132  
Delhi
Pioneer House.
3rd Floor Block A, Plot 45-50,
Sector 16
Noida 201301
T 91 120-4806000
F 91 120-4806010  
Ahmedabad
304. Pratibha Complex
Near Gandhigram Railway Station
Ashram Road. Ahmedabad 380009
T 40320201-02
F 40320.0  
Ranchi
C/O Union Club & Library
Hazaribagh Road Ranchi 834 001 India
 T 91 651 2213941 - 42, 2215285
F 91 91 651 2213943  
Patna
Ojas Mansion Fraser Road
Patna 800 001 India
T 91 612 2220713, 2201633
F 91 612 2220713  
Guwahati
3rd Floor Jupitara palace, Bhanagagarh,
G.S Road, Guwahati-781005
T 0361 2465550-60, 2450558
F 91 0361 2465561  
Chennai
74 Royapettah High Road
Chennai 600014 India
T 91 44 28131278 - 79, 28130388
F 91 44 28131502/ 2118  
Hyderabad
PTI Building 3rd Floor AC Guards
Hyderabad 500004 India
T 91 40 23396360, 23317147
F 91 40 23307454  
Bangalore
Krishna Complex 4th Floor
14 State Bank Road
Off St Marks Road
Bangalore 560001 India
T 91 80 25585637/ 8127/8929
F 91 80 25596294  
Pune
A-13, Snehal Classique 5th Floor,
1707/A Shivajinagar
Pune 411005 India
T 91 020 30286561 - 65
F 91 020 30283328  
Mumbai
B2/C2 Paragon Centre P B Marg
Opposite Century Mills
Worli Mumbai 400013 India
T 91 22 24962587 - 94, 24962601 - 08
F 91 22 24962596 - 97  
 
Bhubneswar
185, Janpath, Kharvel Nagar,
Near Kharvel Nagar Police Station
Unit - III, Bhubneswar
PIN - 751001 (ODISHA)
T 91 0674-301300-13
F 91 0674-3013014  
 

Associates

Calcutta
Ananda Publishers Pvt Ltd
45 Beniatola Lane
Calcutta 700009 India
T 91 33 2241 4352/ 3417
F 91 33 2219 3856  
Mumbai
Media Content & Communications Services (India) Pvt Ltd
ABP News Centre
Off Dr E Moses Road
Behind Famous Studio Mahalaxmi
Mumbai 400 011 India
T 91 22 6663 0000
F 91 22 6666 1022  

Printing Facilities

Calcutta
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Calcutta 700001 India  
Calcutta
Satellite Printing Pvt Ltd
GN 39 Sector V Salt Lake City
Calcutta 700091 India  
Calcutta
Ananda Offset Pvt Ltd
211/207 Upen Banerjee Road
Calcutta 700060 India  
Berhampore
ABP Pvt Ltd
Jalangi Road
Banjetia PO Berhampore 742101
District Murshidabad India  
Barjora
ABP Pvt Ltd
Mouza Ghutgaria
JL No 24 Plot No 1316
PO Barjora 722168
District Bankura India  
Siliguri
Vista Print Pvt Ltd
Matigara Industrial Estate
Paribahan Nagar Matigara
Siliguri 734428 India  
Guwahati
Janambhumi Press Pvt Ltd
Shed A 1 Mini Industrial Estate
Cycle Factory Kalapahar
Guwahati 781016 India  
Jamshedpur
Plot No M1 AIDA
1st Phase Adityapur
Jamshedpur 831013 India  
Delhi
MP Printers
B 220 Phase II
Gautam Buddha Nagar
Noida UP 201305 India  
Mumbai
Inquilab Offset Printers Pvt Ltd
156D J Dadajee Road
Tardeo
Mumbai 400034 India  
Bangalore
Rajhans Enterprises
134 Fourth Main Road
Industrial Town
Rajajinagar
Bangalore 560044 India  
   

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HR POLICY

Human resources are the radar screen of the organisation. Being a strategic partner, the HR function in ABP is aligned to corporate strategy to deliver proactive HR solutions for emerging challenges. The ABP Corporate Purpose is a clear reflection of the importance "people" have in our scheme of things — "Our continuing success depends on the people who work with us. Our primary concern is to motivate them towards realising their potential. We provide them with a stimulating and congenial environment for the fulfilment of their professional and creative goals."

Picture yourself 30 days from now. Would you just be 30 days older or would you have moved 30 paces closer to your dream? We at ABP, want to create an environment where people work and grow together to deliver long-term value to our stake-holders. We actively invest in people's personal and professional growth and in developing their skills and competencies. We recognise the critical linkages between performance and strategy, organisation culture, competencies, development and rewards.

We believe in developing internal resources to drive new projects and lead new businesses. Sometimes, our ambitious growth plans require us to recruit professionals with relevant experience and a proven track record in their respective fields. Apart from this, we also recruit management graduates from some of the best business schools across the country. An ABP employee is a self-ABPter with strong analytical skills, entrepreneurial verve and an insatiable appetite for turning challenges into opportunities. Most importantly, an ABP employee works with the conviction that ABP can!

VACANCIES

Please watch this space below for postings of current job openings. You can also check and apply for open positions by clicking the link below:

Current Vacancies:

Executive/ Senior Executive/ Group Executive - Ad Sales, English Magazines -
Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore & Hyderabad

Senior Executive/ Group Executive/ Assistant Manager - Ad Sales, Dailies, Tenders & Appointments
Delhi, Mumbai

If you are not suitable for any of the positions given above, yet would be interested in any other opportunity that may arise, please upload your resume here

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