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Puzha Print Magazine First Issue
|Editor||K. L. Mohana Varma Chandrashekaran Kartha|
|Categories||Art, culture, interviews, literature|
|Frequency||Now Online only|
Puzha.com is the first Malayalam online magazine, founded in 2000, by Thomas Theakanath, Jeo Kurian, Harish Pillai, Shaji Thomas and KS James, that features original short-fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews and columns and it has since become the leading outlet for emerging writers in Malayalam language. Puzha.com is also credited with making little magazines across Kerala available to a wider audience and archiving of local (traditional and to some extent tribal) knowledge base and folklore of Kerala. In 2007, Puzha.com received the prestigious Manthan Award for its dedication to the advancement of Malayalam literature, development of language tools and archiving and preservation of local knowledge base and folklore of Kerala.
Since its inception, Puzha.com provided a publishing platform for emerging Malayalam writers. The original works of short-fiction,novels, poetry, reviews and other articles were sourced and edited at the Aluva office and published on a daily basis. However, a lot of leading Malayalam writers also regularly contribute the Magazine.
- M. T. Vasudevan Nair
- Chemmanam Chacko
- Kureepuzha Sreekumar
- K. L. Mohana Varma
- U. K. Kumaran
- D. Vinayachandran
- M. N. Vijayan
- A. Ayyappan
- Akbar Kakkattil
- Madhusoodhanan Nair
Awards and citations
Puzha.com was awarded the prestigious Manthan South Asia prize. Citation
- The Novel Still Rules-MT Vasudevan Nair in The Hindu, December 2002
- Quiet Flows the Puzha-Vipin V Nair in The Hindu, April 2005
- Spreading the Magic of Word Online-Anand Haridas in The Hindu, June 2006
- The Website is a window to Literature - Silpa Nair Anand in The Hindu, May 2010
- Short Story Collection released- Staff Reporter in The Hindu, December 2010
- Award for Short Stories in The Hindu, Jan 2009
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