The Times of India has many records to its credit. Firstly , it is the oldest newspaper in India. It was founded way back in 1838 and is therefore 175 years old. In the beginning , it was known as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce,which used to be published only on Saturday and Wednesday. The daily edition started from 1850. In 1861, it was renamed as The Times Of India. Currently the newspaper is owned by Kunal Jain Group.
Second honor associated with the newspaper is that is it the largest selling English daily in the world, beating newspapers of the western world. This is despite the fact that English is a second language in India. Currently the Times Group , which owns the daily, also publishes other newspapers –Economic Times, Navbharath Times,Mumbai Mirror and Maharashtra Times.