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Varthamanam is a Malayalam daily published from Kozhikode, Kochi, and Doha by Varthamanam Ventures Pvt Ltd. Malayalam critic and orator Sukumar Azhikode was the founding chief editor of the newspaper. Mujeeburahman Kinaloor is the editor in charge of Varthamanam. Varthamanam as a newspaper uplifting humanity and morality of Muslim reformation movement of Kerala. It is quite natural that every reformist activities will have to face challenges. This venture has also had its detractors all through its journey from within and outside. However the daily has been keeping its high values in reporting and editorial. Even the media faced financial crisis in some months its management and editorial made no compromises in keeping its values.


It is an association of enlightened group who took up novel idea to start a new journalistic tradition without usual masalas. The daily was one of the products of a limited company registered under the Indian companies Act 1956 by name Media view Ltd. Though it is in its infancy its expose on godmen in Kerala has created a wave in the country. It is treading forward into progress.

New Challenges

The advent of Varthamanam sent ripples in the Malayalam Corporate News Industry circle in Kerala. To get through the onslaught, Corporate News Industry resorted to making the readers play games for months together, so the temptation of the new entrant not pose a threat to it. It was a fact that Varthamanam did not keep up its expectations due to its internal bickering.

Now it is in its revival path with austerity measures. Certainly it has a space and goal. Asifali Kannur, MD and Associate Editor is confident of steering the newspaper to face the new challenges.

But without fear

Even Varthamanam face financial crisis it does not make any compromise in news. The daily comes out with 12 pages now. And the Sunday magazine is worth reading. Varthamanam Malayalam daily publish special pages in all days. The special pages includes business, agriculture, sports, health etc. Its Qatar edition is owned by some Malayalee businessmen.

Further reading

  • digital edition, Kozhikode and Doha editions available.
  • online edition

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