Kanyaka (magazine)

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October 2011 cover of Kanyaka

Kanyaka is an Indian magazine in Malayalam primarily addressing women's issues. It is a fortnightly, published by the Mangalam Publications[1] India Pvt. Ltd., Kottayam. Toshma Biju Varghese is its managing editor and Claramma Varghese is its chief editor. A.Chandrasekhar is the editor-in-charge. The headquarters is in Mumbai.[2]

The magazine contains features on current affairs, stories, poems and cartoons, and interviews of celebrities and uncelebrated common personalities. The magazine is dedicated to the uplifting women in Indian society as well as in the societies of other countries.

Contents[edit]

Kanyaka contains cooking recipes from some of the well-known chefs of this trade, beauty tips from some of the famous beauticians of India and health care tips from doctors and dieticians.

Kanyaka contains relationship information for married people; it acts as a counselor for their married life. It has its own free family guide in every issue.

It is the third largest circulated women's fortnightly in the Life style segment in Malayalam successfully completed its 33rd year of Meaningful existence. Kanyaka is an Indian magazine in Malayalam addressing women's issues. It is published by the Mangalam Publications India Pvt. Ltd., Kottayam. It contains features on current affairs, stories and cartoons, interviews of celebrities and uncelebrated common men. recipes from some of the well-known chefs, beauty tips from beauticians and health care tips from doctors and dieticians,relationship information for married people; it acts as a counselor for their married life. It has its own free family guide in every issue. Claramma Varghese, M.C. Varghese is the chief editor. Toshma Biju Varghese, noted cuisine writer and is the managing editor.

Kanyaka has been the official media partner of pageants like Miss South India, Miss Queen of India and Miss Asia worldwide, organised by Pegasus Event Makers.

Kanyakahas conducted a Film Award to commemorate its 30th year at Kochi which had its theme as celebrating youth in Malayalam cinema. The Award winners were Prithwiraj, Asif Ali, Indrajith, Anoop Menon, Kavya Madhavan, Samvrutha Sunil, Rima Kallingal and Remya Nambeesan.

Kanyaka has also conducted three seasons of Kitchen Queen Cookery contest among women readers across the state and the last one was blessed with the presence of Padmashree Mohanlal as the chief guest. This contest set the record of the one with maximum prize money till then.

Kanyaka also conducted a climax contest for its novel series Ee Kaikkumbilil among the readers which has been the first of its kind in the state.

Readership profile[edit]

Kanyaka is the leading women’s magazine in Malayalam. It is mainly read by the people in the 18–35 age group.

Staff[edit]

Claramma Varghese, the wife of M.C. Varghese is the managing editor of the weekly Kanyaka Malayalam. Toshma Biju Varghese, noted cuisine writer and wife of Biju Varghese, managing editor, Mangalam is the managing editor of Kanyaka. The editorial team is headed by noted journalist and film critic A. Chandrasekhar. G. Vipinkumar is the chief photographer . Biju Andrews is the page layout artist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". Mangalam. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kanyaka Magazine". Just Kerala. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 

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