Mr. T. Venkattram Reddy
Has been elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year
Hyderabad/India/Sept'2009: Mr. T. Venkattram
Reddy (Chairman,Deccan Chronicle) has been elected President of The
Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2009-10 at its 70th Annual
General Meeting.He succeeds Mr. Hormusji N. Cama of Bombay Samachar
Mr. Kundan R Vyas (Vyapar, Mumbai) is the Deputy President, Mr.
Ashish Bagga (India Today) Vice President and Mr. Rakesh Sharma
(Hindustan Times, Patna) is the Honorary Treasurer of the Society
for the year 2009-10.
Mr. V. Shankaran is the Officiating Secretary General of the
The 50 year old Chairman of Deccan Chronicle Holding Limited Mr T
Venkattram Reddy spearheaded Deccan Chronicle when he was all of
21.The last 20 years has seen a remarkable turnaround for DC -- from
a modest regional paper to a paper of National repute. Today he runs
a group of publications under the DCHL platform: Deccan Chronicle Ė
the largest English newspaper by circulation in South India is
published from 7 centres in AP, Chennai and Bengaluru, The Asian Age
-- which has editions in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkota and London,
Financial Chronicle -- the business daily which is published from
Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, Andhra Bhoomi -- a Telugu
newspaper, published from Hyderabad and six centres in Andhra
Pradesh,Andhra Bhoomi Sachitra Vara Patrika -- a weekly general
interest magazine that serialises stories from eminent writers, and
Andhra Bhoomi Sachitra Masa Patrika -- a monthly Telugu magazine
which carries novels and novellas by well-known writers, Andhra
Bhoomi Panchangam -- a widely followed annual almanac for Andhra
In keeping with this interest in the printed word is his foray into
Odyssey -- a leading bookstore and lifestyle chain that has 46
stories in 14 cities. Odyssey Publications and Deccan Publications
have published books that are available in book stores across India.
Seiger Solutions, DCHLís alternate media platform, has launched
Papyrus Clubs where software experts from Netlinks India,
co-ordinate with over 1,200 schools to help nearly 1.5 million
student community bring out their own newspapers online, with
children playing roles of editors and reporters. Seiger also offer a
job portal BigBreaks.com, a matchmaking portal WeddingWow.com and an
ecommerce portal DCdealoftheday.
A fairly nascent addition has been the ownership of Deccan
Chargers,the Indian Premier League cricket team which won the IPL
trophy for the 2009 season. Under the Deccan Chargers banner is run
year-round sports activities in schools and colleges to promote
sports and find talent.
Ten years back, Deccan Chronicle was positioned at an
undistinguished No. 10 in the roster of top 10 most-read English
newspapers in the country. Today, we are front runners down south
and in the top league
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