INDIGENIUS! We Asked For The Moon, And Got It
A New G4: Only US, Russia, China Have Soft-Landed Before
hanks to the support and patronage of our loyal readers, The Times of India is by far the world’s largest English newspaper with a circulation of over 4 million copies. We have built huge printing presses with massive capacities and the latest technologies across our big cities to meet this demand. But we still need several hours to print so many copies. And since it has been our constant endeavour to deliver the paper to your doorstep first thing in the morning (for which we have an internal initiative named ‘Project Sunrise’), it means that everyone in the value chain — from Editorial to Production to Circulation — needs to adhere to strict deadlines. Our reporters and editors do their very best to bring you the latest and most comprehensive news and analysis — but at a designated point of time they have to apply the ‘guillotine’ (or cutoff), because if they delay releasing pages, it has a cascading effect that results in our readers getting the paper late.
At the same time, when a momentous event such as a Moon-landing is scheduled for very late in the night — well beyond our daily deadlines — we try to keep the last edition of the night ‘open’ till as late as possible. And so it was that for the Saturday edition of the paper, all the operational functions came together to draw up special plans to maximise the printing and circulation of that last edition. Editorial, for