Femina (India)

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For the beauty pageant, see Femina Miss India.
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November 2009 issue of Femina
Categories Women's magazine
Frequency Biweekly
Publisher The Times Group
First issue July 1959
Company Worldwide Media
Country India
Based in Mumbai
Language English, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil
Website Femina India website
OCLC number 1327320

Femina is an Indian magazine, published fortnightly. It is owned by Worldwide Media, a 50:50 joint venture between BBC Worldwide and The Times Group.[1] It is primarily a women's magazine and features articles on relationships, beauty and fashion, travel, cuisine, and health and fitness. It also features articles on celebrities and cultural facets of Indian women.

History and profile[edit]

Femina was founded in 1959.[1][2] The magazine was first published in July 1959.[2] It has organized and sponsored the Femina Miss India beauty pageant since 1964. From 1994 to 1999, it also sponsored the Femina Look of the Year contest to send an Indian contestant to the Elite Model Look competition.


  1. ^ a b Dana McLachlin; Tara Dhakal; Pramada Menon (Spring 2012). "For All the Women You Are": National Identity, Gender, and Tradition/Modernity in Indian Women's Magazines". School for International Training India. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Amrita Madhukalya (19 July 2015). "Of recipes and G-spots: On India's 'magazine era'". dna. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 

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