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About Business Standard is the online property of Business Standard Private Limited, publisher of India's leading business daily, Business Standard. The website attracts over 5 million unique visitors every month, the highest such number for any standalone business newspaper website in India

The daily newspaper Business Standard (Wikipedia) (also available as an e-paper) is the preferred choice of serious business readers. It is published from 12 centers - Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi and Bhubaneswar.

A Hindi Business Standard is published from eight centres across northern India: Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Raipur. Its content can be accessed at

Business Standard stands for reporting that stresses accuracy and credibility, comment that is informed, independent and fair, and journalism that is rooted in ethical conduct and defined by a sacrosanct bond with the reader. All Business Standard journalists sign on to a code of conduct that is available on this website.

Business Standard has a 230-person editorial team that is led by AK Bhattacharya.

Business Standard Contributors

Business Standard's stable of specialist contributors includes some of the sharpest minds writing on economics and business. Among them: Shankar Acharya, former chief economic advisor, Government of India; Deepak Lal, professor of economics, UCLA; Suman Bery, chief economist, Shell and former director-general, National Council of Applied Economic Research; Ashok Lahiri, former chief economic advisor, Government of India; Shyam Saran, chairman, National Security Advisory Board and former foreign secretary, Government of India; Ajit Balakrishnan, chairman and CEO,; Ajai Shukla, strategic affairs, defence and diplomacy expert and former army colonel; Nitin Pai, director, The Takshashila Institution; Abheek Barua, chief economist at HDFC Bank; Nitin Desai, former chief economic advisor and former under-secretary general at the United Nations; Parthasarathi Shome, former advisor to Finance Minister; Rathin Roy, director, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy; and Debashis Basu, editor, Moneylife.

It offers syndicated columns from Martin Feldstein, Kenneth Rogoff, Daniel Gros and Andrew Sheng, content from - with exclusivity in the Indian market.

In addition to two newspapers, the company also has a books division, which publishes books under the BS Books imprint.

Business Standard Digital Assets

Business Standard's website properties include,, and This last is a dedicated information-cum-trading site for investors.

Business Standard Private Limited is run under the supervision of its board of directors, with TN Ninan (a former editor of the newspaper and perhaps India's best known business journalist) as chairman.

Get in touch

The editorial team at is led by Niraj Bhatt, who can be contacted at niraj.bhatt(at) For business enquiries, please contact Shailendra Kalelkar at shailendra.kalelkar(at)


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