|DREAM OF A VISIONARY|
Mr K N Guruswamy had a
dream. The year was 1948.
The heady days just after the nation's independence. Mr. Guruswamy had
dedicated his life to truth and impartiality and he would not rest till
his vision took concrete form. The result was The Printers (Mysore)
Private Limited and its publications - Deccan Herald, Prajavani, Sudha and
Mayura. An institution that has completed 50 glorious years of
chronicling the joys and sorrows of the people of Karnataka, India and the
The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited continues to give shape to the founder's ideals, acting as an instrument of service to the people. Here, everybody shares in the pursuit of excellence. And today's widening geopolitical compulsions only make the job more challenging. A band of hardcore professionals bonded together by team spirit, the people at The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited are passionate about growth and compassionate about people.
From manual operations to computerised systems, the Group focuses on Electronic News Transmission and processing. Hence its facility at Bangalore is completely computerised, right from front end up to billing. It was the first Indian publication to provide notebook computers to all its State correspondents. Moreover, all district correspondents have desktops and modems and are connected over I-Net. Since November 1989, Hubli has been a facsimile office - the latest in news publishing the world over.
The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited was the first Indian publication group to introduce colour in the main issue. Deccan Herald and Prajavani evolved to colour in 1987 with colour supplements. Today both newspapers have special sections on every single day of the week and colour on all days of the week. Both magazines also offer high quality colour forms for both editorial as well as advertisements.
As Karnataka prepares to be the business nucleus of the 21st century, The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited is also preparing to keep pace with a sophisticated expansion and integration programme designed to make each of its publications reflect the true essence of the new Karnataka. With this objective, the Group is now focusing on making its publications superior, not just in terms of the reading material but also in technology and quality.
When it started publication in 1948, Deccan Herald was produced on printing equipment that was comparable to the best in this part of the country at the time.
The blueprint for rapid growth is appreciation, excellent infrastructure and a healthy and safe work environment that ensures job satisfaction. The Group cares for its people. So it has several comprehensive programmes designed to change attitude and behaviour and hone strategic decision making and problem solving skills.
Fifty spectacular years of growth, multi-faceted and on target. Fifty years of active interaction with Karnataka. its people, their aspirations, and the history they have made. Today, the Group is poised to stand tall among the newspaper giants of the country.
|COMMITMENT TO QUALITY - ISO 9002|
As the first step towards total quality, the Group changed its quality control processes from 'reactive' to 'proactive'. And installed a quality system ISO 9001:2000 - model for quality assurance in production, installation and servicing. With this, the Group has become the first publishing house in the country to receive this prestigious certification for all its facilities. The functions covered in the quality system include advertisement, editorial, materials, production and training.
|Total Quality Management (TQM):|
|The Group believes in Total Quality Management (TQM) which is an effective system of integrating quality improvement efforts so as to provide a product that ensures customer satisfaction. Every section of the organisation is therefore geared to face challenges. A common vision, a common mission and common goals bind people together here. Not content with streamlining its day-to-day functioning, the Group is constantly integrating quality into its corporate strategic planning process.|
Every day Deccan Herald
touches the lives of the people of Karnataka. Today the daily shapes the
opinions and directs their actions. Deccan Herald was born 54
years ago when the first edition hit the streets on June 16, 1948. The
newspaper was a reflection of the optimism, and a voice of the aspirations of
a newly independent nation.
The very analytical opinion/policy page presents a variety of views on national, state and international issues. Regular columnists and experts in various fields place the latest events in perspective. The well-written editorials are known for their unbiased and informed commentary on events and developments. The newspaper's human-interest reports and profiles of interesting personalities give the reader not only news and views, but also the emotions and the drama behind the happenings. Special sections like Miscellany, On the Beat and Around the City encapsulate offbeat happenings in a short and snappy manner.
To each his own - that is the rationale behind Deccan Herald's multi-faceted special supplements. Each Sunday morning the reader finds three special colour sections waiting on his doorstep.
ECONOMY AND BUSINESS is the weekly round-up of the
Your bond with
Bangalore, was started on November 28, 2002. This eight page tabloid size
supplement captures the happenings in and around Bangalore and contains lively
articles on civic issues in the city, eating
out, weekend getaways around Bangalore, shopping, fashion, real estate and crime
OPEN SESAME is a fun-filled eight page tabloid for kids packed with some of the the best children's writing from India, do-it-yourself columns, nature notes, riddles, serial stories that are specially commissioned, everyday science, reflections of school teachers and the occasional comic strip. And of course the reader-friendly page of letters from the young readers responding to the messages and queries of Sesame Seed, the section's mascot.
Deccan Herald's several zoned editions serve to cover local news in greater detail and to highlight the developments in these areas, thus being in touch with readers in every region of Karnataka.
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