Bhima Jewellers pulls ads from Mathrubhumi over Meesa novel

Bhima Jewellers, one of the biggest gold retailing firms in Kerala, seems to have pulled its advertisements from Mathrubhumi due to ‘controversies’ over the printing of a novel by the publication group. “We give importance to public sentiments and wish to stay away from controversies of any kind. We have noted your concerns and have […]

Supreme Court refuses to ban novel ‘Meesha’, seeks translation

The Supreme Court has refused to stay the sale of ‘Meesa’ (The Moustache), a Malayalam novel that has been in the news for offending certain organisations in Kerala, pending further deliberations. Hearing a public interest litigation filed by Delhi-based Malayali N Radhakrishnan, a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked for a translation of […]

Bharti Airtel invests in e-publishing platform Juggernaut

Bharti Airtel said it has acquired a strategic stake in Juggernaut Books, a popular digital epublishing platform. Telecom companies in India are busy building or buying content companies in an effort to offer their own content on their networks. “The investment is in line with Airtel’s endeavour to build an open content ecosystem and bring […]

Cyber Media sells TDA Group acquired in 2008

Cyber Media, a technology industry portal, said it sold its wholly owned subsidiary TDA Group to The Marketing Group. The deal is valued at $4.58 mln, subject to due diligence and regulatory approvals. TDA Group is engaged in marketing content and communications based in Silicon Valley, and was acquired by Cyber Media in 2008. The […]

Flipboard gets first Indian magazine on board

Flipboard, often billed as the Google News of the mobile world, has won its first media client in India in the shape of Condé Nast, the global publisher that runs magazines such as Vogue and The New Yorker. Vogue India has become the first magazine from India to have a customized version made available on […]