Asin on the 1-14 May 2009 cover of Vanitha
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Vanitha is an Indian magazine published fortnightly by the Malayala Manorama group. Although its name translates to "woman" in Malayalam, it includes articles on a variety of topics, and is not strictly a women's magazine. Vanitha was launched in 1975 as a monthly, but turned into a fortnightly in 1987. The magazine was founded by Annamma Mathew, wife of K.M. Mathew, a woman who has contributed immensely in the fields of social service, cookery, journalism and literature. Vanitha launched a Hindi edition in 1997.
Vanitha is published by MM Publications from Kottayam. MM Publications is part of Malayala Manorama Group. In 2004, the Malayalam edition of the magazine had a readership of over of 3.7 million, making it the fifth-highest read magazine in India. In addition to being released twice a month, Vanitha also includes special double issues for Onam, Easter, New Year's Day and Christmas.
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