Hindustan Times is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded in 1924 with roots in the Indian independence movement of the period (“Hindustan” being a historical name for India).The newspaper is owned by Rajya Sabha M.P. Shobhana Bhartia. It is the flagship publication of HT Media. Hindustan Times is one of the largest newspapers in India, by circulation. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 1.16 million copies as of November 2015. The Indian Readership Survey 2014 revealed that HT is the second most widely read English newspaper in India after The Times of India. It is popular in North India, with simultaneous editions from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Bhopal, and Chandigarh.