Newspapers have always been great source of inspiration and means of instruction for the educated people. Bartaman is a newspaper published from Kolkata in Bengali language. Other than the Kolkata edition Bartaman is published from four other main towns of West Bengal
- Midnapore, Burdwan, Siliguri, and Malda.
Barun Sengupta, a revolutionary journalist of Kolkata, founded Bartaman
in December 1984. During the emergency of Indira Gandhi, Barun Sengupta, the founder of the newspaper opposes it very strongly and wrote a book "Indira Ekadashi". When he started the newspaper, Anandabazar group had the monopoly, so against all adversities Bartaman fought and survived. The newspaper has followed the thoughts of its founder and fought against the wrong policies of the Communist Government. There was a time during 1993-1994 when he even challenged the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Jyoti Basu.
The publishing house of Bartaman Private Limited publishes Bartaman, which was located at 76A, AJC Bose Road. But in the recent times it has been shifted to a wonderful state-of-the-art building situated on 6, JBS Haldane Avenue, on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Kolkata - 700105. On 7th December 2005, the magnificent building was inaugurated. Apart from the newspaper Bartaman group publishes two magazines: Sukhi Grihokon (Magazine on Happy Housekeeping) and Saptahik Bartaman (Weekly Magazine of Bartaman).The online edition of Bartaman was started on April 2002. Since then it has been catering to the requirements of the Bengali people who are more comfortable with the electronic media and Internet.
Last Updated on 21 March 2013