Taranga, the weekly family magazine, had a trial launch on November 28, 1982, from Manipal, thus marking the beginning of a success story of another publication from MMNL. Post the trial launch, Taranga was officially launched on January 2, 1983 for the inaugural price of Rs. 1.50/-.

With a pan-Karnataka circulation and with informative, entertaining, wholesome and value-based articles, in a short span of time Taranga became the talk of every household in Karnataka. Under the guidance of the then Editor, Mr. Santosh Kumar Gulvadi, the editorial team which began operations from a small single room built the reputation of the publication through innovation and bold steps in design, layout, content and presentation.

Backed by MMNL’s best-in-industry printing technology and equipment, since its exception, Taranga has continuously strived to provide quality and value to the few million families who have been its loyal readers for three decades through the words of such stalwarts such as Dr. Ha. Ma. Nayak, Dr. Shivaram Karanth and Dr. Patila Puttappa. The expansion in its readership has been a reflection of Taranga’s ability to change over time and generations and to adapt to the constantly evolving tastes of the people.

A complete family magazine which shuns sensationalism as an editorial policy, it has been able to gather the attention of men and women readers equally, and for the last ten years has been the No.1 Kannada weekly magazine in terms of readership. Issued on every Tuesday of the week, Taranga carries a balanced mix of short stories, serialized fiction, fashion and film news, sports, culture, culinary news as well as information related to health. In addition, focus is maintained on science and technology based articles, and counseling for the youth within its pages to attract the present generation.

For the last fifteen years, Mrs. Sandhya Pai, the Managing Editor, holds the onerous responsibility of inspiring the Taranga team through her dynamic leadership and true to her efforts, today Taranga has the enviable distinction of being the most credible and trusted brand among Kannada family magazines, commanding the highest readership and circulation in its segment.

Taranga is also available online as a pay-site for non-print subscribers, which you can visit here