The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered in Chennai. It was started as a weekly in 1878 and became a daily in 1889. It is one of the Indian newspapers of record and the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India with average qualifying sales of 1.21 million copies as of Jan–Jun 2017. The Hindu became, in 1995, the first Indian newspaper to offer an online edition. As of March 2018, The Hindu is published from 21 locations across 11 states.