kerala NEWS PAPERS old and new -
1. Al-Ameen
2. Bhaje Keralam
3. Bhajee Bharatham
4. Chandrika
5. Deenabandhu
6. Deepam
7. Desabhimani
8. Janayugom
9. Janmi
10. Kaahalam
11. Kathavadini
12. Kavana Kaumudi
13. Kerala Bhushanam
14. Kerala Chandrika
15. Kerala Chinthamani.
16. Kerala Darpanam
17. Kerala Dasan
18. Kerala Deepakam
19. Kerala Kesari
20. Kerala Kumudi
21. Kerala Mithram
22. Kerala Sanchari
23. Keraliya Suguna Bodhini
24. Kesari
25. Lokamanyan
26. Madras Standard
28. Malayala Manorama
29. Malayala Rajyam
30. Malayalamithram
31. Malayali
32. Mathrubhumi
33. Mathrubhumi Illustrated weekly
34. Mitavadi
35. Nasrani Deepika
36. Navajeevan
37. Navasakthi
38. Navayugam(Calicut)
39. Navayugam(Thiruvanandhapuram)
40. Paschima Tharaka
41. Paschimodayam,
42. Pauradhavani
43. Prabatham
44. Prabhatham (Quilon)
45. Prabodhakan
46. Prathibha
47. Sahodaran
48. Sakthi
49. Samadarsi
50. Sanghistavadi
51. Saraswathy
52. Sathyanada Kahalam
53. Swadeshabhimani
54. Swarat
55. Thozhilali
56. Velakkaran
57. Vivekodayam
58. Yuktivadi
59. Yuva Bharatham

Keralapress

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Keralapress is a Malayalam language News agency established in the year 1930 by veteran journalist C.G.Kesavan from Madras, from where he was working with The Hindu at the time.[1]

Origins

Keralapress (Kerala Press Service)(Kepra) commenced operation as a mail service giving news about Malayali activities in Madras to the Malayalam daily 'Malayala Rajyam' published from Kollam. In 1942 the operation was shifted to Quilon where the founder was a practicing lawyer and the correspondent of 'The Hindu' the English daily.Stalwarts of Malayalam news papers like K.C. Mammen Mappila, K.G.Sanker and K.Sukumaran extended all support to the new venture.Many news papers including Mathrubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi and Malayala Manorama subscribed to the news service. Deepika,Malayaly, Desa Bandhu,Deenabandhu,Keraladhwani,Malabar Mail,Powradhwani, Kerala Bhooshananm, Malayala Rajyam, Prabhatham, Chandrika,Kerala Bandhu,Janayugom, Desabhimani, Express, Kaumudi, Powradhwani,Dinamani, were all subscribers of this news agency for daily news and feature service by 1950. Keralapress had arrangements in London, New York and Tokyo to cover actvities of Keralites who are working in these cities and also to cover the news of visits of dignataries from Kerala to these cities.[2] Keralapress was registered as a private limited company in 1956.Within this period all the Malayalam dailies of Kerala became suscribers of Keralapress of their daily news service.[3] Keralapress is Kerala's own and the only news agency in Malayalam language.[4] All most all the Malayalam dailies of Kerala including Malayala Manorama, Kerala Kaumudi, Malayala Rajyam, Kaumudi,Prabhatham, Pothujanam, Desabandhu, Deepika, Dinamani,Prakasam through their editorial colums requested the Government the need to encourage Keralapress which provides the needed service to Malayalam news papers.C.Kesavan former Chief Minister of Kerala, K.P.Madhavan Nair Former General Secretary of AICC also appealed to the Government to encourage this only news agency in Malayalam language. In 1957 the first democratically elected Communist Government of Kerala under the leadership of Chief Minister E.M.S Nampoothiripad recognised it as a news agency and subscribed to the news service.[5] Keralapress is one among many small news agencies in India providing service in regional language.[6] Divakar Committee (1968) appointed by Govt of India to study the problems of small news papers in India commented on the difficulties faced by Keralapress due to non payment of monthly subscription to the agency by small news papers. A series of articles released by Keralapress on Indias Five Year Plans were published continuously and simultaneously by all Malayalam dailies of Kerala including Kerala Kaumudi, Mathrubhoomi and Malayala Manorama for 25 days in 1965.[7] It is considered as the first initiative of Malayalam Press in development Journalism and appreciated by eminent leaders like V.V.Giri, then Governor of Kerala and R. Sanker former Chief Minister of Kerala. By 1965 keralapress had 35 dailies (Including evening news papers) as its subscrbers including an English daily published from Trichur' Kerala Cronicle'. Specialised News and features on Science, Technology, Cinema, Trade and Commerce were also introduced in its daily news releases by 1962.During the time Keralapress started providing features to English dailies like 'Christian Science Monitor' in the United States. News and features and interview of prominent personalities on development activities in sectors like health, energy and transportation has been a specialised area of operation for Keralapress. Developments in science and technology used to be released to the media in 'box items ' making it simple and understandable to common man which were well appreciated by the public. At present the agency has entered into the specialised area of providing news and features on art, culture, cinema and sports of Kerala to foreign news papers in English

  • About Gundert Bungalow
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Gundert Bungalow was the residence of Dr. Herman Gundert, the German Missionary, who became a member of the Basal Mission in 1934. Dr. Herman Gundert was born in Stuttgart and arrived in India as a Christian missionary. On 27th February 1839, he shifted to Illikunnu, a place near Thalassery,and resided there for more than two decades.

Dr.Herman Gundert completed the first Malayalam dictionary during the period extending between 1839 and 1859, while he was living in the Gundert Bungalow.The bungalow is also associated with the publishing of the Paschimodayam, the oldest Malayalam newspaper. And he is also author of many grammar books in Malayalam. And other works of Gundert are Malayala Rajyam, Vajrasooji, Christu Sabha, Manushya Hridayam, Muhamadeeya Charitram, and Kerala Pazhama.The site was later transformed into a technical training institute imparting skills and knowledge to the residents of the region. He had also established a church on Nettur Hill in 1889.

The bungalow has typical colonial mansion style architecture and a wide veranda and several carved doorways. The Gundert Bungalow was once the residence of Mr. Thomas Stench, the earlier judicial magistrate of Thalassery. The bungalow was donated by him to the Basal Mission for its humanitarian services. The site also published Rajyasamacharam, the first Malayalam newspaper, in 1847 and also started a school in 1939. Dr. Gundert spent his last days at ’Calw’ in Germany. For the lovers of the Malayalam language, the Gundert’s Bungalow has been preserved as a historically significant place.
    About Gundert Bungalow
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    Gundert Bungalow was the residence of Dr. Herman Gundert, the German Missionary, who became a member of the Basal Mission in 1934. Dr. Herman Gundert was born in Stuttgart and arrived in India as a Christian missionary. On 27th February 1839, he shifted to Illikunnu, a place near Thalassery,and resided there for more than two decades.

    Dr.Herman Gundert completed the first Malayalam dictionary during the period extending between 1839 and 1859, while he was living in the Gundert Bungalow.The bungalow is also associated with the publishing of the Paschimodayam, the oldest Malayalam newspaper. And he is also author of many grammar books in Malayalam. And other works of Gundert are Malayala Rajyam, Vajrasooji, Christu Sabha, Manushya Hridayam, Muhamadeeya Charitram, and Kerala Pazhama.The site was later transformed into a technical training institute imparting skills and knowledge to the residents of the region. He had also established a church on Nettur Hill in 1889.

    The bungalow has typical colonial mansion style architecture and a wide veranda and several carved doorways. The Gundert Bungalow was once the residence of Mr. Thomas Stench, the earlier judicial magistrate of Thalassery. The bungalow was donated by him to the Basal Mission for its humanitarian services. The site also published Rajyasamacharam, the first Malayalam newspaper, in 1847 and also started a school in 1939. Dr. Gundert spent his last days at ’Calw’ in Germany. For the lovers of the Malayalam language, the Gundert’s Bungalow has been preserved as a historically significant place.

MALAYALAM JOURNALISM:-http://minglemangles.blogspot.in/2010/11/malayalam-journalism.html

some news papers of 1950 Trivandrum[Thiruananandapuram]
1- DAKSHINA BHARATHI -A NEWS PAPER PUBLISHED IN SOUTH TRAVANCORE [SOUTH OF TRIVANDRUM CITY] .ITS MAIN CONTENTS WERE GOSSIPS ABOUT THE SECRETAIAT STAFF AND OTHER GOVERNMENTS OFFICIALS .IT STOPPED PUBLISHING IN 1960'S
2- BHARATHI -A NEWS PAPER PUBLISHED IN TRIVANDRUM IN 1950 BY HAND POWERED PRESS [ANTIQUE /VINTAGE HAND POWERE PRESS ]-THIS NEWS PAPER ALSO FOLDED UP IN A SHORT PERIOD OF FEW YEARS IN 1950'S


The Blaew Press, 1620

The Blaew Press, 1620.

Clymer's Columbian Press, 1816
Clymer's Columbian Press, 1816.

Isaac Adams' Bed and Platen Press, 1830
Isaac Adams' Bed and Platen Press, 1830.

THIS TYPE OF HAND CRANKED PRESS WAS USED FOR BHARATHI NEWS PAPER
The Story In A Newspaper 191
W. ROBERTS.SG.N.Y. SINGLE LARGE CYLINDER PRESS, 1832-1900
Single Small Cylinder Press, 1835 1900 Single Small Cylinder Press, 1835-1900.
Double Cylinder Press, 1835 1900 These presses were built up to 1900 and this picture shows the latest design brought out about 1882. Double Cylinder Press, 1835-1900 These presses were built up to 1900 and this picture shows the latest design brought out about 1882..

BELOW-Editor's room ['Times of India'], - November 1898.--Photographer: E.O.S. and Company Medium: Photographic print Date: 1898

POSH OFFICE OF THAT ERA

Editor's room ['Times of India'], - November 1898.













Machine room No. 1 ['Times of India'], - November 1898.--Photographer: E.O.S. and Company Medium: Photographic print Date: 1898

Machine room No. 1 ['Times of India'], - November 1898.

Print by E.O.S. and Company showing employees operating printing presses at the Times of India offices at Mumbai taken on the occasion of the newspaper's Diamond Jubilee (60 years), November 1898. The newspaper was established in the 1830s following Lord Metcalfe's Act of 1835 which removed restrictions on the liberty of the Indian press. On the 3rd November 1838 the 'Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce' was launched in bi-weekly editions, on Saturdays and Wednesdays. It contained news of Europe, America and the sub-continent and was conveyed between India and Europe via regular steam ships. From 1850 the paper appeared in daily editions and in 1861 the 'Bombay Times' became the 'Times of India'. By the end of the 19th century the paper employed 800 people and had a wide circulation in India and Europe.

 
A New York City hotel room sign, circa 1890



THE Ruling and paging room ['Times of India'], - November 1898.



 News composing room ['Times of India'], - November 1898.

Stereo and type casting room ['Times of India'], - November 1898.







Guttenberg – the German genius found out the printing technology. The first bookever printed was the Bible in Latin in the year 1456

 1455: Gutenberg Printing Press


 

The origin of printing in Malabar was by sheer luck. A printing press was sent fromPortugal to Abyssinia. The ship carrying the press, happened to reach Malabar coast. TheJesuits did not return the press.They erected it ,

at Ambazhakad in kerala in 1556 -the first printing press in INDIA

Doctrina Christum, a Latin book by St. Francis Xavier was the first publication fromAmbazhakad. A Tamil version of Doctrina Christum, by name 'Thampuran Vanakkam' waspublished in 1578.

It was the first book printed in any Indian language.

Strangely, the firstbook printed in any Indian language from Malabar happened to be a Tamil one.

Jesuit Priest Johanus Gonsalvus carved out the ‘Malabar’ Alphabet. Father Hendrickpublished Malayalam version of Doctrina Christum and 'Thampuran Vanakam' by name 'Christava Vanakkam' in 1579.

It was the first book printed in Malayalam
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HAND CRANKED NEWS PAPER PRESS ;similar to one , used by

 'BHARATI' NEWS PAPER; [malayalam language] ;published from TRIVANDRUM CITY;  in 1950

 2 men used to crank the machine till they got exhausted ;then another 2 men used to take over the hand cranking of the machine It used to make a lot of clanging noise like a steam railway train;in 1950 'Bharati' was the only evening news paper in Trivandrum city .possibly the first eveninger of Trivandum and kerala .But the question the man on the street were asking was , what news can happen, in a 'one horse town' [onam keraa moola]called Trivandrum city  which they had not read in the morning news paper?[in 1950s].so the paper stopped publishing after a short period

 same type printing press was used by Trivandrum's first eveninger 'BHARATI' in 1950 difference is ;this one is electric; while the one used at:- 'BHARATI'S WAS HAND CRANKED ,AND VINTAGE TYPE ; IT COULD BE USED IN PLACES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY,AND PLACES WITH CHEAP LABOUR  AS IN 1950 ; 12 HOUR CRANKING OF MACHINE ; GOT THE LABOURER JUST 8 ANNAS(HALF RUPEE)......{.1 $  NOW IS 47 RUPEESABOUT}




THIS NEWS PAPER PRESS OF UK;CIRCA 1930; USED SAME TECHNOLOGY AS HAND CRANKED PRESS; BUT HERE IT IS RUN BY  ELECTRIC MOTOR; AND SO ,MUCH FASTER .





 FLY WHEEL- PAPER  CUTTER(HAND CRANKED)

                                                             Hand press for paper

 





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