About us

About us

What’s in a name?


The world today, is a fascinating mix of people, cultures and races. Geography has ceased to be a barrier to people who relocate for work or study. But at the end of the day, there is an inner desire to connect with people from similar ethnic backgrounds.

There is a need to keep abreast with news from their own country and to acquaint themselves with the events happening in the
community locally.

hi INDiA was founded in an effort to fulfill such needs of the Indian community. It is geared towards uniting the South Asian community with news that instantly engages it with current and community centric information.

Each week, hi INDiA offers its readers a wide variety of
reading material, covering a plethora of subjects ranging from
human interest stories, local news and politics, to sports, fashion and Indian film news. With a network of journalists, photographers and contributors both in India and U.S.A., hi INDiA is the news source for everything that matters to South Asians living abroad. Today, hi INDiA is considered an indispensable part of their life.




hi INDiA is a part of Indian Media Group (IMG, which is affiliated to Sandesh group of Publications, one of the largest and oldest publications from India). IMG was started 20 years ago in an effort to unify the South Asian Community in USA. IMG owns hi INDiA weekly and hi INDiA Classic Entertainment (the portal that brings
classic entertainment regularly to U.S.A.). This cements our brand image strongly in the minds of the ethnic Asian community in the Midwest and East Coast. IMG is also supported by IANS – one of India’s largest news wire agencies that provide news to more than 200 newspapers, web portals, foreign embassies, various ministries.


hemant-profileHemant Brahmbhatt – Publisher

Mr. Brahmbhatt has been associated with
newspapers for over 30 years. Starting his career with the Gujarati daily, Sandesh, he set up the USA edition of the newspaper in Chicago in 1996. It is Mr. Brahmbhatt’s ambition to make
hi INDiA the most trusted source of
information about the South Asian Diaspora.

Ashok Easwaran – Editor
Mr. Easwaran has been a journalist for over four decades, having worked with national
newspapers in India. He has covered everything – from crime to politics, business and cinema. He has also reported on the South Asian community in Houston and later, in Chicago, since 1996.

Hi India Live Entertainment

Ms. Aditi Brahmbhatt – Hi India Business Development and Events Promotion


Ms. Brahmbhatt is a young, enthusiastic individual, who is currently studying Business Management at DePaul University. She has been working for Hi India since 2012. She has successfully organized several events for Hi India Classic Entertainment including Atul Purohit Garba in 2014 and 2015. She is currently engaged with “Falguni Pathak USA Tour 2016”. She is also in the beginning stages of planning her dream project “Gujarat Mahotsav” in 2017.  This event will host more than 150 vendors from across the globe and renowned artists from the state of Gujarat. The entire Gujarati community from the Midwest will celebrate the Glory of Gujarat. Her aim is to integrate the latest available technology into the marketing of South Asian events, to make then more readily accessible to the South Asian community living here in the USA.

The Reach.

hi INDiA has the largest reader base of South Asian readers. For advertisers, hi INDiA delivers an interactive audience of over 65,000 weekly unique readers (both digital and print), across all major cities and their suburbs in the Midwest and East Coast. To make it even more accessible to the people, hi INDiA is completely FREE and is widely available in Indo-Pak grocery stores, restaurants, banquet halls, temples, places of worship and various other locations which are most often visited by South Asians. This combined circulation makes us the largest circulation in the East Coast and Midwest covering the most number of suburbs and circulation centers.

Manhattan, Queens, Flushing, Richmond Hill, Bellerose, Long Island, Jersey City, Newark, Edison, Iselin, Parsipanny, Franklin Park, Rt 27 New Brunswick, Route 9 South New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Skokie, Villa Park, Addison, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Itasca, Naperville, Lombard, Aurora, Streamwood, Lincolnwood, Hanover Park, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Westmont, Willowbrook, Bartlett, Mount Prospect, Elk Grove, Bensenville, Park Ridge, Niles, Des Plaines, Evanston, Lemont, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellen, Lombard, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Downers Grove, Oak Brook


hi INDiA is a completely free newspaper and is available to its readers at multiple locations across 8 states! The first of its kind from Chicago, boasting an unbeatable reach and readership.

hi INDiA delivers e-mail Newsletters every
morning, filled with timely and relevant editorial content to our 28,000 strong South Asian subscriber base. Your message is delivered along with invited editorial, like human interest stories, local news,
politics, sports, fashion and indian film news.

Half of all Asian Americans own a smart phone. We can help you reach customers by offering exciting FREE apps that reach users on Google play, Android market, Apple and Microsoft platform.

The e-edition of hi INDiA is available at our website www.hiindia.com. Our’s is the only fully
functional, current and interactive website that’s available to the South Asian community. Your
banner ad will be prominently displayed on our website where hi INDiA readers can click through either to your website or a custom-built micro-site featuring any current offer(s) you want to spotlight.
The norm today is to look-up brands online and review them through the social media. In order to further connect with our readers, hi INDiA has strong presence in social networking sites like
Facebook and Twitter. hi INDiA updates these sites frequently, ensuring that the information is both
current and immediate.


hi INDiA ensures that the newspapers get a
prominant and consistent display space throughout its wide network of newsstands.

hi INDiA is the only publication that promotes events and venues within the South Asian
community. In the past we have brought celebrities to perform in Chicago as a part of our ongoing event promotion activity. By partnering with hi INDiA and IMG, your business can gain valuable
exposure in the community and build relationships with prospective clients. You will be uniquily positioned to promote your services among a vibrant, educated and economically prosperous group of people who are open to experiencing new
commercial innovations to enhance the quality of their lifestyle.

The Story.

hi INDiA is the ONLY publication, which not only covers the Midwest (Illinois, Milwaukee, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri), but also circulates in the East Coast (New York , New Jersey and Connecticut). The newspapers are not only distributed in the main cities but in their adjacent suburbs as well – thereby making it one of the most read and most loved newspapers in the Midwest and the East Coast.


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