If the Indian media ecosystem were an ocean and media companies are its living organisms, then the 178-year-old Times Group – the largest one – would be an octopus. There’s no doubt about it.

For if there’s one creature that comes close to representing the Times Group’s relentless survival instinct, it’s the octopus.

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The Times Group recorded total sales of just under Rs 10,000 crore, as of March 2016.

With close to about 43 subsidiaries and 13 associate companies, the Times Group has interests in newspapers, magazines, books, radio, news television channels, general entertainment channels, box office channels, e-commerce, coupons, hair growth and beauty products, insurance, real estate, education, finance, outdoor advertising, venture capital, hospitality…

…and phew, that still doesn’t cover all of it.