|Editor Philip Mathew|
Publisher Jacob Mathew
|Categories News magazine|
Founder K. M. Mathew
The Week is an Indian newsmagazine published by The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. The magazine is published from Kochi and is currently printed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kottayam. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it is the largest circulated English newsmagazine in India.
The Week was launched by The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd in December, 1982, and has had two chief editors, before the designation was discontinued.
Currently, The Week does not have a chief editor. K. M. Mathew's second son, Philip Mathew, managing editor since 1 January 1989, is the highest-ranked editor.
The magazine has had two editors, after which the designation was discontinued.
Currently, the editor-in-charge is responsible for selection of news under The Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867. The present editor-in-charge, T R Gopaalakrishnan, took over on 18 December 1988.
Design and style
The magazine was initially designed in-house, and was periodically redesigned. A major content overhaul was led by Peter Lim, author and former editor-in-chief of The Straits Times/Singapore Press Holdings. He authored the book Chronicle of Singapore: Fifty Years of Headline News.
The two major redesigns were led by:
Based in Sydney, Australia, Ong was formerly Picture & Graphics Editor of The Straits Times. He is principal consultant at Checkout Australia, and was regional director for the Society of News Design. Garcia owns the premier newspaper design firm, Garcia Media. Both of them also helped redesign the Malayala Manorama.
In the early years, cartoonist Mario Miranda designed many covers for The Week. He also had a regular pocket cartoon in the magazine.
The Week does not have published stylebook, but generally follows the down style for capitalisation. Its dateline carries the pull date, not the date of issue.
The Week has these regular guest columns:
In addition to the guests, there are two staff columns.
Former columnists of the magazine include Priyanka Chopra, Khushwant Singh, P. C. Alexander, R. N. Malhotra, former foreign secretary A. P. Venkateswaran, Harsha Bhogle, NDTV 24x7 managing editor Sreenivasan Jain, Manjula Padmanabhan, Santosh Desai and Antara Dev Sen, among others.
Supplements and Standalones
Two supplements go free with The Week:
The standalone magazines are:
Hay Kerala 2010
The Week was the title sponsor, of the inaugural Hay Festival in India. Held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, from 12 to 14 November 2010, the festival was held at Kanakakunnu Palace, the former summer retreat of the Travancore royal family.
Writers and speakers for the event included Mani Shankar Aiyar, Rosie Boycott, Gillian Clarke, William Dalrymple, Tishani Doshi, Sonia Faleiro, Sebastian Faulks, Nik Gowing, Manu Joseph, N. S. Madhavan, Jaishree Misra, Vivek Narayanan, Michelle Paver, Basharat Peer, Hannah Rothschild, K. Satchidanandan, Marcus du Sautoy, Simon Schama, Vikram Seth, C. P. Surendran, Miguel Syjuco, Shashi Tharoor, Amrita Tripathi, Pavan Varma and Paul Zacharia.
The event closed with a concert by Bob Geldof, where Sting made a surprise appearance.
In 2001, Special Cover Designer Ajay Pingle entered the Limca Book of Records for designing the most number of covers for an Indian newsmagazine.