India Tribune


About Us

India Tribune, as an English weekly newspaper, was launched in 1977 in Chicago by its publisher Prashant Shah with a lofty ideal to serve the Asian Indian community in the USA. Over the years, it has grown with all vigor, and now it is being published in three editions – Chicago, New York and Atlanta. India Tribune, a journal of its kind for the family in the USA, has been a household name for many Indians for over three decades with each issue commanding a readership of over 125,000.

Besides print edition, India Tribune has a Digital Edition for every issue which has more pages with many interesting articles. Each issue of the Digital Edition e-mail to over 60,000 readers. 

India Tribune’s readers include a broad spectrum of English-speaking intellectuals and professionals like doctors, engineers, lawyers, educationists, and an enterprising trading community, besides housewives, the youth and children.

India Tribune maintains high journalistic standards. It focuses on the issues faced by the community, fights for their rights, highlights the achievements of the individuals and recognizes those who make a mark in their chosen fields. As an issue-based family newspaper, India Tribune, through its editorials, dares to take bold stand to seek justice to all. In short, India Tribune takes a better view – near, far, farther and beyond.

With 40 years of publishing excellence, India Tribune is officially endorsed and honored by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), and National Federation of Indian Associations (NFIA) besides many regional community organizations for its community services. This subscription-based India Tribune is well received by its readers year after year for its unbiased stand and issue-oriented incisive crusade.

India Tribune enjoys a fruitful business relationship with General Motors, Toyota, Dish Network,  DirecTV, ZeeTV, Comcast, Citibank, Chase Bank, PNC Bank, Western Union, State Farm Insurance Co., MetLife, New York Life, American Express, Walmart, Air India, Lufthansa Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Marriott Hotels, Rosemont Convention Center, and real estate developers like Donald Trump, Belgravia Group, American Invsco, Magellan Development Group, MCL Properties and many more, who specialize  in marketing of downtown condominiums in the US, as well as many real estate developers from India. Our motto is to inform, educate and entertain our readers.

Owing to sluggish economy and overall slim-down of the newspaper industry, from May 2012, India Tribune has changed its frequency from Weekly to Bi-weekly, The bi-weekly India Tribune has more pages and more information printed on a better quality paper.  This change has helped us to restructure our financial position and stay in the publication business. Once the economy stimulate, India Tribune will go back to its  Weekly frequency again.

Our Team 

Prashant Shah – Publisher
Prashant, a chemist by education, came to the USA in 1971 to study chemical engineering at Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He later moved to Chicago, where he saw the need for a quality newspaper for the Chicago Indian community.  This idea had motivated him to start India Tribune in 1977. As the publisher, Prashant takes care of marketing and all financial matters.

J.V. Lakshman Rao – Editor-in-Chief
Lakshman Rao, the backbone of India Tribune, has been a fearless and respected journalist for over five decades. Holding a bachelor degree in economics and a post-graduate degree in journalism, he started his journalistic career in Indian Railways followed by The Hitavada of Nagpur, and over the years he continued to hold senior editorial positions in Deccan Chronicle of Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, in West Coast Times of Goa, in various centers of Indian Express, and in Express News Service, New Delhi, before he joined India Tribune in Chicago in 1994. He trained several budding journalists in these newspaper offices and taught journalism students at various universities, including Andhra University in Visakhapatnam, India, and Northwestern University in Evanston, USA. He visited many countries and joined the White House Press Corps accompanying President George W. Bush during his visit to India and Pakistan.  Rao has published several investigative reports and highly critical articles and editorials, interesting features, and continues to do so. He has won many honors and awards.

Pallavi Ringwala – Managing Editor
Pallavi, a bio-chemist by training, joined India Tribune in 1986. She takes care of selection of news, articles and features. She is in-charge of overall management of the newsroom.

Tamanna (Rinku) – Production Manager
Tamanna has a master’s degree in law with a gold medal. She also has a diploma in Computer Science. She is with India Tribune since 2005. She takes care of newspaper production. All creativity one finds in the newspaper is her idea. She also updates Web site every day.

Ravi Ponangi is the Bureau Chief of Atlanta Edition

Mustafa Ajmeri is in-charge of public relations in Atlanta

Nilparna Shah of AdUSA Communications
Nilparna takes care of marketing in Gujarat

Dinesh Jain of Jain Media Group
Dinesh Jain takes care of overall marketing of India Tribune in India

Jay Scott Nelson is the Corporate Attorney