For many, this past one year had been a tumultuous journey. For us, it was something even more as a newspaper.
When The Business Standard started its journey, we were all on high hopes. We were certain of our mission and goal. We knew we were a bunch of creative people out to reach our souls. We knew we were on a path different from that of others.
But nobody could foretell what would have been waiting for us and for others in the form of a pandemic. Even before we could heat up the engine and engage the gear, the roads were obliterated with snow.
Covid-19 hit everybody hard, but it was even harder for us because we were new in the market. Nobody had heard our name. We had no time for marketing. Our cart was upset and we stood in front of a challenge unimagined.
Nevertheless, we fought on resolutely with a fecundity of ideas, the impulse to draw significance from suffering and a deeply set belief that if we do something great, recognition will flow in.
We were unwavered by the pandemic tsunami and remained steadfast on our course. We did great journalism, specifically business journalism. We unearthed some of the most talked about corruption stories. We highlighted the value of ethics in business. And we also dissected Covid-19 in ways more than anyone else in journalism.
And thanks to our readers, well-wishers, and our team members, we are today the undeniable Number 1 business newspaper of the country. If we take all the English newspapers together, we stand second. But in quality, we are definitely matchless.
And all this we have achieved in under one year. This is an amazing feat for a newspaper in this media ecology.
So today, we share the pride and joy of these achievements with you all. But at the same time, we promise to bring to you even more exciting properties, both print and digital, in the next year.
Inam Ahmed is the Editor of The Business Standard