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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)HT Media
Founded1 February 2007
Political alignmentfiscally conservative, socially liberal
Headquarters199st Floor, 18–20 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Banglore 110001
Circulation133,115 (certified) (Indian Readership Survery, 2013 – MRUC)[1]
Sister newspapersHindustan Times

Mint is an Indian business and financial daily newspaper published by HT Media, a Delhi-based media group which is controlled by the K. K. Birla family that also publishes Hindustan Times.[2] It is a niche newspaper that caters to business leaders and policy makers. It has been in circulation since 2007.[3]

Of the five business dailies published in India, Mint rose to the number two position immediately after its launch and has remained there (behind The Economic Times) ever since. It publishes a single national edition that is printed and distributed in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. Unlike most mainstream newspapers from India, Mint is not published on Sunday. It instead offers its readers Mint Lounge every Saturday, a weekend magazine focused on intelligent lifestyle, fashion, food, books, science and culture.

It is India's first newspaper to be published in the Berliner format. The former editor of the Wall Street Journal India, Raju Narisetti was the founding editor of Mint until he stepped down in 2008.[4] Narisetti was succeeded by Sukumar Ranganathan, who served as editor till 2017.[5]

In 2014, Mint and the Journal ended their seven-year editorial partnership. [6] The companies now have a content syndication agreement as well as a subscriptions bundle.

In 2017, former editor of Khaleej Times Vinay Kamat was appointed as Editor, replacing Sukumar Ranganathan.[7][8]

In November 2020, Sruthijith Kurupichankandy, better known as SK, was appointed Editor-in-chief.[9]



Mint began in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal on 1 February 2007, with the Journal's former deputy managing editor, Raju Narisetti as its founding editor.[10]


In 2016, Mint changed from the Berliner format it popularized in India and became a broadsheet. Mint also publishes Mint Lounge as a Saturday cultural edition.[11]


Editorial Coverage and Political Leaning

Mint's editorial coverage and its style of presentation is noted for its refreshing clarity and accessibility - facets that were uncommon in business journalism from India. Shortly after its launch and in years thereafter, competitors continued to imitate Mint's innovations. Some notable examples include: the change of writing style to include outside voices (3rd party characters) in news articles to bring in better perspective; reducing the use of business or financial jargon or using explainer paragraphs in articles to make them more inclusive; using data and visualisations on a routine basis to better explain complex topics.

Mint's name and brand colours sought to represent its differentiated product offering and departure from hackneyed business reporting. It has come to be known for its in-depth coverage of companies, sharp macro economic analysis and insightful opinions. It is also well regarded for its coverage of personal wealth topics under Mint Money.

Mint is known to be a fiscally conservative and socially liberal newspaper. It has no explicit political party preferences. However, it has consistently supported deregulation of sectors and having lesser government intervention across the board.


After struggling in the initial years, the Livemint website is now the second most read business news website in India, behind The Economic Times.[12] After HT Media Limited acquired VCCircle from News Corp in 2020, the Livemint website also shares content with the VCCircle and TechCircle websites. The three websites have sort of become one product, though they still operate independently as well. The Deals, Tech and Startups page on the Mint newspaper routinely gets content from both VCCircle and TechCircle.[13]


Delhi High Court directed Mint to remove a contentious piece of article targeting Gaurav Taneja and his family.[14][15]

Notable employees (past and present)


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