Adyar Times was established in Chennai in the year 1993, founded by Mr.S.P.Ambrose, IAS (Retd.). The concept of a newspaper for the neighbourhood was a novel idea then. The English weekly (Sunday) now boasts a circulation of 42000 copies with an average of 16 pages per issue.
Adyar is a large neighbourhood in south Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. It is located on the southern banks of the Adyar river. We, at Adyar Times, cater to news related to this Adyar neighbourhood including Kotturpuram, Gandhi Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, Indira Nagar, Sastri Nagar, Besant Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, ECR and OMR, etc. Our policy keeps us away from political and partisan issues.
Adyar Times caters to the needs of the neighbourhood to:
Disseminate news of general interest happening in this neighbourhood;
Highlight academic and social achievements of individuals and institutions;
Act as a medium of communication between the residents and the civic/govt. officials to highlight civic problems to get them resolved;
Give publicity to the activities of educational institutions, religious centres, voluntary and social welfare organisations, residents associations and sports clubs;
Be a cost-effective advertising medium to the local commercial, educational, medical, financial, food and beverages and service units;
Serve as an effective supplement to mainstream newspapers; and complement it with local flavour;
Highlight ecological concerns in the neighbourhood; Gives a wake up call to probable problems and situations;
Adyar Times has also been a pioneer in fostering a healthy competitive spirit among the residents through various programmes like Kolu contests and by sponsoring sports events.