20/20. Perfect vision. An unimpeded view of what is and what lies ahead. Kasturi and Sons, the company that publishes the 140-year-old newspaper The Hindu, seemed to have found this clarity last year. In an email circulated among employees in May 2017, Rajiv C Lochan, the company’s CEO, spoke of a Vision 2020 for the company. It was aimed at revamping the business to keep up with the times.
Print news is a shadow of its former self, and Kasturi and Sons—which publishes Business Line, Frontline, and Sportstar in addition to The Hindu—is no exception.