Mangalam Malayalam Online Newspaperhttp://www.mangalam.com/Mangalam.com, Malaylam daily printed and online. About Mangalam As the word Mangalam means, the guiding principles of the Group are Good for all seasons Good for all ages Good for all those who make the world a better place
Since its inception in 1969, Mangalam has been successful in creating indelible impressions on the pages of history.
The driving force behind the group's unique style of functioning is its Chairman, Mr. M.C. Varghese. A noted philanthropist and a visionary, he entered the field of printing and publishing in his early ages. As a dedicated servant of society, he has left foot prints in the sands of humanitarian services.
The flagship company of the group, Mangalam Publications (India) Private Limited, publish Mangalam weekly in Malayalam. Started in 1969, as a monthly journal, with a meagre circulation of 250 copies, turned to a fortnightly and became a weekly, smashing the record in Indian journalism with a circulation of over 1.5 million copies. Growth of its popularity was beyond imagination. The weekly, deep within a widely varied package of humour, stories, human sentiments and helpful information, guide people in all walks of lives. M.C. Varghese, quite deservedly known as the 'Doyen of Magazine journalism' in Malayalam has succeeded in making Mangalam a household name in Kerala. Internet NewsDec 13, 2006
The Mathrubhumi Daily. Born 18th March 1923. Formed by a group of patriots headed by K.P. Kesava Menon, the Mathrubhumi evolved in the crucible of the freedom movement and went on to become an intricate part of the social fabric of Kerala. A newspaper born out of a relentless passion to explore the truth and lay bare issues of life changing significance before its readers. A newspaper that incisively cuts to the core of the Indian polity. Staunchly upholding its values. And of course, keeping pace with the digital age tomeet its readers changing needs..
Many editions later, Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly was started in 1932, nurturing the careers of literary titans in the Malayalam pantheon, till date. Grihalakshmi women's monthly was started in 1979. Chitrabhumi, the magazine devoted to films, was started in 1982. Other periodicals catering to niche segments followed with the entry of Mathrubhumi Thozhilvartha (1992), Mathrubhumi Sports Masika (1994), Mathrubhumi Vidyarangam (1994), Mathrubhumi Successline (1994), Balabhumi (1996) and Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika (1997). Our youngest division MBTV, scripting wholesome entertainment, was envisaged to reinforce our presence in the news and information segments. It has within a short span of time established its sway over discerning viewers by providing quality TV software programming.
The Mathrubhumi portal aims to connect with its readers worldwide, understanding their need for information and meeting it with the panache of an experienced media mogul who is as comfortable in print as well as in the digital highway.
MalayalaManorama.com, Leading malayalam daily ( printed and online )LANDMARKS1888Malayala Manorama Company founded by Kandathil Varghese Mappillai on March 14. 1890 The first issue of Malayala Manorama appears on March 22. It is a weekly newspaper.1892Publication of Bhashaposhini.1901 Manorama becomes a bi-weekly on August 7.1904 Kandathil Varghese Mappillai passes away on July 6. K. C. Mammen Mappillai becomes Editor. 1915 Manorama starts publishing daily World War supplements. 1918 Manorama becomes a tri-weekly on July 2.1928 Manorama becomes a daily on January 16. 1929 Akhila Kerala Balajana Sakhyam formed on May 29. 1930 Manorama commences publication of Annual Numbers. 1937 Publication of Malayala Manorama Weekly on August 8.1938 Manorama proscribed in Travancore on September 10. It makes a surprise appearance from Cochin State on September 14 but folds up after three months. 1939 Mammen Mappillai convicted and jailed.1941 Mammen Mappillai released from jail.1947 Manorama restarts on November 29.1950 The first rotary press installed.1951 President Dr. Rajendra Prasad inaugurates Diamond Jubilee celebrations.1953 Mammen Mappillai passes away on December 31.1954K. M. Cherian becomes Chief Editor on January 1. K. M. Mathew joins Manorama as General Manager.1956 Manorama Weekly restarts. 1957 Mammen Mappillai Memoriall Hall at Kottayam opened. 1959 Publication of Manorama Yearbook in Malayalam. 1965 Publication of Manorama Yearbook in English. K.M.Cherian awarded'Padma Shri.'1966 President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan inaugurates Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Kozhikode Edition started on December 1. 1970 President V.V.Giri inaugurates Balajana Sakhyam state convention. 1971 K. M. Cherian awarded'Padma Bhushan.' 1972 Balarama launched.1973 K.M.Cherian passes away on March 14. K.M.Mathew becomes Chief Editor. Mammen Varghese becomes General Manager.1975 Vanitha launched. 1979 Kochi Edition started on January 15.1982 President N. Sanjeeva Reddy inaugurates Balajana Sakhyam Golden Jubilee celebrations on January 31. The Week magazine started on December 26. 1986 President Giani Zail Singh formally commssions the facsimile transmission system at Manorama, Kottayam, on August 30.1987 Kerala Chief Minister K.Karunakaran inaugurates Thiruvananthapuram Edition on February 16.1988 President R. Venkataraman inaugurates Centenary celebrations at Kottayam on March 23. Commemorative Postage released. Scheme launched to build 104 houses for the poor and the handicapped. Mammen Mathew takes charge as Editor & Managing Director on September 1.1989 Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is chief guest at the Centenary celebrations valedictory in New Delhi on March 18. Manorama Yearbook in Hindi released. Tarzi Vitachi, columnist, delivers the First K.C. Mammen Mappillai Memorial Lecture on m March 19.1990 Tamil Nadu Governor Dr. Bhishma Narain Singh releases Manorama Yearbook in Tamil on March 15. 1992 Chief Minister Karunakaran inaugurates Palakkad edition on April 22. Bhashaposhini celebrates its Centenary on April 25. Union Agriculture Minister Balram Jakhar presents the first Karshakasree Award to K. K. Velayudhan on August 1. Vice President K. R. Narayanan inaugurates the computerised digital photo transmission unit on September 27. President Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharrma dedicates Manorama's 104 houses for the poor on October 27. The President hands over the 525th house built under K. M. Cherian Memorial Housing Scheme for Manorama employees, on October 27. Kerala Governor B. Rachaiah is chief guest at the valedictory function of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Balajana Sakhyam on October 27.1993 Manorama Vision, the electronic media division, formally launched on October 18. Manorama takes on the task of rebuilding Banegaon, a quake - hit village of Latur, Maharashtra, with 'Bhoomi Puja' by Chief Minister Sharad Pawar and Editor Mammen Mathew on October 24. Governor Dr. P. C. Alexander unveils a commemorative plaque. Bernard Levin, chief columnist of The Times, London, delivers the second K. C. Mammen Mappillai Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on November 10.1994 Vijayaveedhi launched on January 5. Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil presents the second Karshakasree Award to A. J. Joseph on April 12. Chief Minister Karunakaran inaugurates Kannur Edition on December 17. 1995'Manorama Music' launched on January 1. Columnist Nikhil Chakravarthy inaugurated Kollam Edition on March 27. Publication of Karshakasree magazine on September 2. Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao hands over 'Malayala Manorama Banegaon' to the villagers on December 8. 1996 Manorama Yearbook in Bengali released in Calcutta on April 18. Union Agriculture Minister Chaturanan Mishra presents the third Karshakasree Award to S.J. Rasalam on August 11.1997 President K. R. Narayanan inaugurates the rebuilt K. C. Mammen Mappillai Hall on September 18. Prince Philip of the United Kingdom inaugurated the Internet Edition of Malayala Manorama, Kochi, on October 17. Publication of Vanitha, Hindi, on December 10. Gene Roberts, Managing Editor of The New York Times and Chairman of IPI, delivers the Third K.C. Mammen Mappillai Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on December 16. 1998A.P. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu presents the Fourth Karshakasree Award to K. C. Kuriakose on November 20.1999 Malayala Manorama knowledge Adventure CD-ROM released on March 4. Publication of Balarama Digest on November 13. Hridayapoorvam camps for heart patients during October - December.2000 Publication of Magic Pot on March 1. Union Minister Suresh Prabhu presents the fifth Karshakasree Award to M.M.Subrahmanyan Nair on March 26. Malappuram Unit inaugurated. 2002 Manorama Online launched on June 20.