Mathrubhumi played important roles in many social reformation movements such as Vaikom Satyagraha and Guruvayur Satyagraha against untouchability. Participating in the Satyagraha, K.P. Keasava Menon was arrested and was sent to Jail. Patriots like P. Ramanunni Nair, K. Kelappan, P. Narayanan Nair, C. H. Kunjappa, K. A. Damodara Menon, and A. P. Udhayabhanu have served as Chief Editors of the newspaper.

In 1932 the company entered Magazine Journalism with the launch of Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly. In 1940, Viswaroopam, a comic magazine was launched with Sanjayan as the Chief Editor. Yugaprabhat, a bi-monthly in Hindi was also published whose editor was N. V. Krishna Warrier. But now, these two publications are not in print.

Mathrubhumi is the second most circulated newspaper in Kerala and is headquartered in Calicut. Inside Kerala, it is published from Calicut, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kannur, Palakkad, Malappuram, and Kollam. Outside Kerala, it is published from Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi. It has a circulation of over 1.3 million and its readership is around 7.5 million.

M. P. Veerendra the Chairman and Managing Director of Mathrubhumi.He is a potitician from the Janadadal Secular party. P.V.Chandran is the Managing Editor.M.V.Shreyams kumar MLA is the Director-Marketing and P.V.Nidhish is the Director-Editorial Administration.M.Kesava Menon is the Editor of Mathrubhumi daily. Eminent Producer and Leading Industrialist(KTC Group,Calicut) of Calicut Shri P.V.Ganagadharn is a notable Director in Mathrubhumi Board .


Baalabhumi (Children's publication)
Grihalakshmi (Women's publication)
Chithrabhumi (Film publication)
Thozhilvartha (Opportunities publication - The leading career weekly in India)
Arogyamasika (Health publication - The largest selling health magazine in India)
Mathrubhumi Azhchappathippu (Weekly)
Mathrubhumi Successline (Educational publication in English)
Mathrubhumi Vidyarangam (Educational publication in Malayalam)
Mathrubhumi Sports Masika (Sports publication in Malayalam) (The complete multipurpose portal in Malayalam)
Mathrubhumi Yearbook Plus [visit their website:]


Malayala Manorama is the only regional language daily in India to cross 15 lakh copies. The Malayalam Manorama group of publication has a long list of magazines and reference books.

1888 Malayala Manorama founded
1890 First issue of Malayala Manorama was published on 14 March
1892 Publication of Bhashaposhini commenced
1901 Malayala Manorama becomes bi-weekly
1904 Kandathil Varghese Mappillai, the key figure passes away on 6 July
1915 Malayala Manorama commences publication of daily World War I supplements
1918 Malayala Manorama becomes triweekly on 2 July
1928 Malayala Manorama becomes a daily from 2 July
1929 On 29 May, Akhila Kerala Balajana Sakhyam formed
1930 Malayala Manorama’s first Annual Number appears
1937 Commencement of Malayala Manorama Weekly from 8 August
1938 Travancore state proscribes Malayala Manorama on 10 September
An issue appears on 14 September from the state of Cochin- from the Kunnamkulam press of the Orthodox church.
1939 K. C. Mammen Mappillai was convicted and imprisoned on trumpeted charges of corruption and fraud
1941 Mammen Mappilla released after being absolved of all false cases
1947 From 29 November, Malayala Manorama re-commences regular publication
1950 Installation of the first rotary press
2007 Becomes the only regional language daily in India to cross 15 lakh copies.
The Malayalam Manorama group of publication has a long list of magazines and reference books, including:


The Week (English news weekly)
Bhashaposhini (Malayalam literary review monthly)
Karshakashree (Agricultural news monthly)
Manorama Weekly (Malayalam weekly)
Manorama Varshikapathippu (Annual)
Vanitha (Women's bi-weekly magazine - Malayalam, Hindi)
Kalikkudukka (Pre-school publication in Malayalam)
Magic Pot (English bi-weekly for preschool students)
Balarama (Children's weekly)
Balarama Digest (Children's information magazine - weekly)
Balarama Amarchitrakatha (Children's bi-weekly consists of picture stories)
Thozhilveedhi (A weekly for job seekers)
Knowledge Adventure CDROM (General Knowledge CD ROM)
Ente Malayalam - Multimedia CD ROM (to promote Malayalam)
Hindi Year Book
English Year Book
Tamil Year Book
Malayalam Year Book
Bengali Year Book
Tell me why (reference resource for children)
Aarogyam (Health magazine)
Sampadyam (Business magazine)
Fast Track (magazine on automobiles)
The Man (a magazine for men) [visit thier website: ]


Madhyamam is a Malayalam daily newspaper started in 1987. Madhyamam in Malayalam means media. Madhyamam has its core readership in the Malabar Muslim community. It has seven editions across the state of Kerala and a considerable readership. Apart from the daily edition, Madhyamam also publishes Madhyamam Weekly. An expatriate edition called Gulf Madhyamam is published from Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Dammam and Kuwait. Madhyamam is owned by the Ideal Publications Trust, which claims as their aim providing non-profit non-partisan and value-based journalistic service free from market pressures.

Madhyamam began publishing in 1987 at Silver Hills near Calicut. Veteran journalist, Kuldip Nayar inaugurated the publishing. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Malayalam writer, said that it was the birth of a silver star. K C Abdullah, P K Balakrishnan and K A Kodungallur were among its editors at the early stage.

Madhyamam has had a fairly impressive growth. It now has six editions: Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Malappuram, Bangalore and Kozhikode. It also has two overseas editions of Gulf Madhyamam, from Bahrain and Dubai.

Madhyamam weekly is a literary and political magazine. A remarkable exposé of Madhyamam Weekly was bringing to light the true story behind the murder of the Naxalite leader is the leading weekly in kerala

Gulf madhyamam started 3 new editions in Kingdome of Saudi Arabia ( Riyadh, Jedda and Dammam) in the year 2007. By this The number of editions that in gulf countries has become 7. [ visit their website: ]


Desabhimani is a Malayalam newspaper and the organ of the Kerala State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Started as a weekly in Kozhikode in September 6, 1942 and converted to a daily in 1946. Deshabhimani now has six different editions: Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kottayam and Trichur. According to the National Readership Survey of 1995, Desabhimani was the third largest newspaper in Kerala. At present, V. V. Dakshinamoorthi, secretariat member of the CPI(M) is the Chief Editor of the paper and E.P. Jayarajan, CPI-M central committee member, the General Manager.

Deshabhimani have a predecessor namely Prabhatham(which means 'Dawn'). It was started in 1935 and was the manifesto of the socialist group in the Indian National Congress. It was in 1942, through the efforts of eminent leaders like A K Gopalan, E M S Namboodiripad(who in fact donated all of his ancestral property for raising funds for the paper) Deshabhimani started and became the voice of the Communist Party of India (later became Communist Party of India (Marxist)). Various personalities like EMS, V T Induchudan, K P R Gopalan,V S Achuthanandan, and K. Mohanan have served as the chief editors of Deshabhimani. [visit their website: ]


Deepika, a Malayalam language newspaper, is one of the oldest newspapers published in India. Started in 1887, it is the oldest Malayalam newspaper now in circulation. Deepika publishes editions from Kottayam, Kochi, Kannur, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. It was controlled by the Syro Malabar Church of Kerala from its inception till 1989. In August 1989, the Deepika and its sister publications came under the ownership of Rashtra Deepika Ltd., a public limited company. The readership of the newspaper is drawn mainly from the Syro Malabar Catholic laity. Mr. Sunil Joseph Koozhampala is the Managing Director and Fr. Alexander Paikada is the Chief Editor of the newspaper.

Deepika has an illustrious history of over a century. It was first published by a Syrian Christian priest, Nidhirikkal Manikkathanar, or Father Emmanuel Nidhiri, or Nidhiry Mani Kathanar, under the masthead Nazrani Deepika. (Nazrani in Malayalam means a follower of Jesus, the Nazraene). The first issue came out on 1887 April 15, which coincided with Vishu (the spring equinox festival according to Kerala tradition). The word "Deepika" in Malayalam means "lamp." Printing was on a crude handmade wooden press.

As its first name denotes, Deepika began as a paper of Syro Malabar Nasranis or Catholics of Kerala's Syrin tradition. For many years it was run by Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), a religious order within the Roman Catholic Church. In 1989 its control was transferred to a Public Limited Company, "Rashtra Deepika Ltd".

Deepika has a long tradition of going for bold innovations. It introduced many changes in Malayalam journalism. The following is but a sample of its impressive achievements:-

First newspaper in Malayalam to be published on a daily basis.
First among Malayalam newspapers to go online. It is still the largest Indian vernacular online newspaper.
First Malayalam newspaper to devote a full page for sports and agriculture news.
Rashtra Deepika, its sister-eveninger, is the largest circulated of its kind in India according to ABC.
Online, Deepika global, Deepika global Radio are also popular among Malayalees the world over.
Altogether, Rashtra Deepika group has more than 15 million readers all over the world.
Kuttikalude Deepika, Business Deepika, Children's Digest, Rashtra Deepika Cinema, Streedhanam, Karshakan, are the other publication of the Rashtra Deepika Ltd.

The Rashtra Deepika group of publications include the following:

The Rashtradeepika - Evening Daily
Karshakan - Agricultural monthly
Sthreedhanam - Women's monthly
Rashtra Deepika Cinema - Film Magazine
Kuttikalude Deepika - Children's Fortnightly
Children's Digest - Children's Monthly (English) - Online newspaper - Online English newspaper [visit their website: ]


Kerala Kaumudi is a popular Malayalam newspaper, founded in 1911 by C. V. Kunhiraman with K. Sukumaran BA as the founder editor. Published from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kannur in Kerala and Bangalore, Kerala Kaumudi is the third most circulated Malayalam daily. The paper has online editions in Malayalam and English that are updated twice daily. There are overseas online editions published from London, New York and Singapore. Mr. M. S. Mani is the Editor in Chief of the newspaper. [visit their website:]


Varthamanam is a Malayalam daily published from Calicut, Cochin, and Doha by Media View Limited. Well known Malayalam critic and orator Sukumar Azhikode was the founder chief editor of the newspaper. Jafar Atholi is the editor incharge of varthamanam now. Razak payambrote is the co ordinating editor of this daily.The startup was very humble and simple. Varthamanam as n news paper uplifting humanity and morality of muslim reformation movement of Kerala. It can say the daily has been keeping its high values in reporting and editorial. Even the media faced financial crisis in some months its management and editorial made no comrpomisis in keeping its values.

It is an association of enlightened group who took up novel idea to start a new journalistic tradition without usual masalas. The daily was one of the products of a limited company registered under the Indian companies Act 1956 by name Media view Ltd. Though it is in its infancy its expose on godmen in Kerala has created a wave in the country. From February 2009 it is under Media 19 company. General body meeting of media view limited company is resolved on February 17 at Calicut in its share holders meeting to sell/mortgage the company for the good. The Managing Director of media view ltd NV Abdurahman said all news about the management are false. But the reliable sources say the sale is true. Dr Shihad from Kannore of media 19 is the managing director. After many diplomacy in May 2009 Varthamanam managemnt cancelled the business due to high protest from its share holders and mujahid activist. From May the daily is under Media Wiew limited.


Janmabhumi, a Malayalam language newspaper, is one of the oldest newspapers published in India and is the oldest Malayalam newspaper now in circulation. Janmabhumi publishes editions from Kochi, Kottayam, Kannur, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.

With an impetus to our unique tradition and cultural heritage, Janmabhumi emerges as one of the prestigious news papers of Kerala. We have strengthened our editorial Team by appointing Shri. Hari S. Kartha, who is a senior journalist with experience in Economic Times, Financial Express, Star News etc. as Chief Editor, Smt. Leela Menon as Editor and Shri. P. Balakrishnan as Managing Editor. Change in Layout and contents brought about by the Team has been widely appreciated by Readers. Today this publication is the leading voice echoing national aspirations and anxieties without any fear or favour in this hundred percent literate state where media plays a crucial role in shaping the perception of the people. It is assosiatated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the nationalist party Bharatiya Janata Party, India.

It contains full page issues about Samskriti (Cultural), Sports, Karshikam (Agriculture), Samakalikam (Recent Events Valuations), Garhikam (House) etc.


Thejas is a Malayalam news daily run by Intermedia Publishing Ltd., a Public Limited Company based in Calicut. It started functioning from Republic Day of India in Feb 2006. Within a short span of three months it started another edition from Trivandrum followed by the third edition from Cochin within another three months.

It started publishing its news paper from Kozhikode. But now it is expanded to have more edition in 2006 with Trivandrum and Eranakulam editions.Also Kannur edition started in 2008 as part of the expansion. It has an online edition also.






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