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.