Femina (India)

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Femina (India) November 2009 cover.jpg
November 2009 issue of Femina
CategoriesWomen's magazine
PublisherThe Times Group
First issueJuly 1959
CompanyWorldwide Media
Based inMumbai
LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil
WebsiteFemina India website
OCLC number1327320

Femina is an Indian magazine. It is owned by Worldwide Media, a 50:50 joint venture between BBC Worldwide and The Times Group.[1]

Femina, the oldest women’s English magazine in the country, has been capturing the essence of the Indian woman for almost six decades now. It has not just accompanied but also evolved with her over the years, by covering a broad spectrum of topics, from relationships to career, fashion and beauty, and women achievers who have left a mark in their chosen field. Expanding its digital footprint, Femina India today has a huge following on social media—2.8 million on Facebook, 556,600 on Instagram and 552,000 on Twitter.

The bimonthly magazine also branched out into regionals with Femina Hindi[2], Femina Bangla[3] and Femina Tamil[4] to interact with the modern woman in the language and style she is most comfortable with. Apart from this, it also publishes Femina Salon & Spa, which is distributed directly to the beauty businesses in India every month, and verticals such as Femina Brides, Femina Parenting,  and Femina Cookbook at varying periodicity every year.

Some of its Marque properties are Femina Beauty Awards[5], Femina Women Awards[6], Femina Stylista[7], Femina Showcase[8] and few more.

History and profile[edit]

Femina was founded in 1959.[1][9] The magazine was first published in July 1959.[9] It has organized and sponsored the Femina Miss India beauty pageant since 1964.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


  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. ^ "महिलाओं की पत्रिका/मैगजीन - फ़ैशन, सौंदर्य, रिश्ते, स्वास्थ्य, खानपान – Women's Hindi Magazine". फेमिना हिन्दी (in Hindi). Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  3. ^ "মহিলাদের পত্রিকা- ফ্যাশন, সৌন্দর্য, সম্পর্ক, স্বাস্থ্য- Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Tips for Women in Bengali". ফেমিনা বাংলা (in Bengali). Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  4. ^ "பெண்களுக்கான இதழ் – ஃபேஷன், அழகு, உறவுகள், ஆரோக்கியம் | ஃபெமினா தமிழ் | Women's Magazine - Fashion, Beauty, Relationships, Health | Femina Tamil". பெமினா (in Tamil). Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  5. ^ "Nykaa.com Femina Beauty Awards 2018: winners". femina.in. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  6. ^ "Our winner in the education category, Aarti Naik, grew up in the slums of Mumbai before she started SAKHI, an organisation focused on providing safe learning spaces for girls in their slums. She received the award from actor Tisca Chopra and Sanjay Bhagwanani, GM, Distribution Channel, Havells". femina.in. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  7. ^ "Femina Stylista North 2018 ends on a grand note". femina.in. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  8. ^ "Beauty, trendy fashion and fun at the Femina Showcase". femina.in. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  9. ^ 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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