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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)HT Media
Founder(s)Raju Narisetti
PublisherJaideep Mehta
EditorShruthijith KK
Managing editorNiranjan Rajadhyaksha, Anil Padmanabhan, Tamal Bandyopadhyay
News editorAnil Penna
Founded1 February 2007
Political alignmentfiscally conservative, socially liberal
Headquarters1st Floor, 18–20 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001
Circulation133,115 (certified) (Indian Readership Survery, 2013 – MRUC)[1]
Sister newspapersHindustan Times

Mint is an Indian 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 mostly targets readers who are business executives and policy makers. It has been in circulation since 2007.[3]

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]

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

In 2020, Shruthijit KK was appointed as Editor, replacing Vinay Kamat.[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. According to a press release, Mint and Mint's digital platform would complement each other.[11][12] Mint also publishes Mint Lounge as a Saturday cultural edition.[13]


After struggling in the initial years, the Livemint website is now the second most read business news website in India, behind The Economic Times.[14] 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.[15]

Notable employees


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  2. ^ "HT Media launches business daily". The Hindustan Times. 31 January 2007.
  3. ^ Singh, Sandeep (7 November 2017). "Paradise Papers: Hindustan Times Group set up firm in Bermuda, showed Rs 7 cr loss". The Indian Express. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Mint founding editor Raju Narisetti quits, managing editor Sukumar to step in his shoes". 28 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Mint Editor Sukumar Ranganathan To Take Over As Editor-In-Chief Of Hindustan Times". 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ "India's Mint and The Wall Street Journal end their seven-year partnership". 30 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Vinay Kamat is new editor of Mint". Press Institute of India. 27 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Vinay Kamat to take over from Sukumar Ranganathan as new editor of Mint". 21 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Sruthijith KK appointed Editor in Chief of Mint". Exchange4media. 16 November 2020.
  10. ^ Kar, Kalyan (16 April 2006). "HT Media to launch business daily; appoints Wall Street Journal's Raju Narisetti as Head of Editorial". Exchange4Media.
  11. ^ "A Newspaper for the Digital Era - Mint Relaunched". 12 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Mint turns broadsheet". 13 September 2016.
  13. ^ "About Us : Mint Lounge". Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  14. ^ Manek, Shreedhar (10 February 2020). "Beating ET: Unboxing Mint's defiance of online media". The Ken. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  15. ^ "HT Media to acquire VCCircle and TechCircle". Business Line. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "Cubiclenama". Mint. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  17. ^ "About". Domain Maximus. Retrieved 3 June 2013.