India Today
30th anniversary issue of India Today
Editor-in-chiefAroon Purie
Madhu Trehan (founding editor)
CategoriesNews magazine
PublisherLiving Media India Limited
FounderVidya Purie
First issue1–15 December 1975
CompanyLiving Media
Based inNoida, Uttar Pradesh[2]

India Today is a weekly Indian English-language news magazine published by Living Media India Limited.[3][4] It is the most widely circulated magazine in India, with a readership of close to 8 million.[5] In 2014, India Today launched a new online opinion-orientated site called the DailyO.[6]


India Today was established in 1975[7] by Vidya Vilas Purie (owner of Thompson Press), with his daughter Madhu Trehan as its editor and his son Aroon Purie as its publisher.[8][9] At present, India Today is also published in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. The India Today news channel was launched on 22 May 2015.

In October 2017, Aroon Purie passed control of the India Today Group to his daughter, Kallie Purie.[10]

On 25 March 2024, Gulf News announced their recent partnership extablished between the platforms, stating they will begin distribution the India Today magazine in the Middle East, thereby expanding its reach to the Indian diaspora in the UAE. CEO and editor-in-chief of Gulf News said: "The magazine is a true cornerstone of Indian media, with a high reach in print and digital readership. Since its launch in 1975, it has informed millions with its insightful coverage of news, current affairs, and a wide range of topics relevant to Indian and international readers interested in India."[11]


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  11. ^ "India Today now available in the UAE through Gulf News". 25 March 2024. Retrieved 25 March 2024.