The Navhind Times


The Navhind Times
The Navhind Times.jpg
27 March 2018 front page of The Navhind Times
Founded18 February 1963; 58 years ago (1963-02-18)
Political alignmentCenter-left
HeadquartersPanaji, Goa
Circulation56,000[1] (as of 2011)

The Navhind Times is an English language newspaper in Goa.[2] Founded in 1963 and based in Panaji, the capital of Goa,[3] it is the largest selling newspaper, amongst the three locally published English newspapers in the state. The other two being O Heraldo (The Herald) and Gomantak Times successively.[4][5]

According to the newspaper, it has a 52% of overall share market of advertisement space in Goa.[1]


The NT office at Navhind Bhavan.

The Navhind Times was established on 18 February 1963, after India conquered the former Portuguese colony, it was Goa's first English newspaper, and was launched by the Dempo Brothers, including the elder Vasantarao Dempo.[1] They were involved in mining business. The publication hired two editors Lambert Mascarenhas and T.V. Parvate.[6] Mascarenhas remained its editor in early 1960s, before starting Goa Today magazine in 1966. He was awarded Gomant Vibhushan Award, the highest civilian award of Goa in 2014.[7][8]

Over the decades

Till 1983, The Navhind Times was the sole English-language daily in Goa, till the Portuguese-language O Heraldo converted to being a broadsheet daily in English too on October 10, 1983.

In 1987, the Gomantak Times joined, as the third English-language daily in Goa. But it shut down in 2020, during the pandemic year, citing financial pressures. In the meanwhile, the Times of India, a major newspaper from Mumbai (Bombay), also started a Goa edition in the early 2000s. Likewise, another newspaper launched here was The Goan of the Timblo group.


In 1965, The Navhind Times hired Dr. K S K Menon, of the Free Press Journal, Bombay, as its editor. Menon remained until 1981 when ideological differences with Vasantrao Dempo made him resign and join Deccan Herald in Bangalore. Known for his military demeanor and unbending respect for the truth, he had a plaque on his desk that said 'News not Views'.

Editors at the helm of The Navhind Times included Bikram Vohra, Padiyar, among others.

In May 1993 Arun Sinha took over as editor. Arun Sinha has done investigative journalism as a reporter for the Indian Express and spent a year at Oxford University as a recipient of the Reuter Foundation Fellowship. Sinha has authored the book Goa Indica: A Critical Portrait of Postcolonial Goa, among others.

As of November 2021, Venkateswaran Narayanan was the editor.


  1. ^ a b c "About Us | The Navhind Times". Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ David Abram (2003). Goa. Rough Guides. pp. 47–. ISBN 978-1-84353-081-7.
  3. ^ Taylor & Francis Group (2004). Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis. pp. 2093–. ISBN 978-1-85743-254-1.
  4. ^ Paul Harding (2003). Goa. Lonely Planet. pp. 47–. ISBN 978-1-74059-139-3.
  5. ^ Dennis Kurzon (2004). Where East Looks West: Success in English in Goa and on the Konkan Coast. Multilingual Matters. pp. 60–. ISBN 978-1-85359-673-5.
  6. ^ Frederick Noronha (2008). Behind the News: Voices from Goa's Press. Goa1556. pp. 10, 19. ISBN 978-81-905682-0-3.
  7. ^ "Lambert Mascarenhas conferred 'Gomant Vibhushan' award". 29 May 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Lambert Mascarenhas to get Gomant Vibushan". The Times of India. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.

External links

  • Official website
  • "Navhind Times e-Paper".