Nasheman Weekly, the country’s largest selling Urdu weekly today completes 54 years of glorious publication, establishing a new benchmark in Urdu journalism.
Founded in 1962 by the late Usman Asad, Nasheman currently has a circulation of over 1.20 lac; a feat hardly matched by any other Urdu publication in India.
Nasheman, an Urdu word for ‘nest’, garnered a legendary status among our readers from the very onset. With popular weekly columns like ‘Thapdakhen’ (slaps or smacks), the paper depicts the prevalent social and political conditions of the times in the most starkest terms. Such is Nasheman’s popularity, that it is bought by one, sold to another for double the price, and then sold again to triple the price.
The paper is circulated not only in India but also abroad, copies of it are shipped to UAE, Saudi Arabia and many other countries.
Under the founder’s son, Rizwan Asad’s current editorship, we have remained true to our essence. We still are the staunchest critique of socio-political inequities, we still are the largest selling Urdu weekly in the country.
The year 2014, also saw Nasheman venture into the world of online journalism, with the daily online English edition, which explores news and analysis from an independent, alternative perspective. We would be also starting a print edition in English in the coming months.
On this occasion Nasheman would be awarding the eminent and senior journalist for excellence in journalism representing various Newspaper and Television channels on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 at 11:30 AM in Press club auditorium in Bangalore.
Honorable Chief minister Shri. Siddaramaiah Ji would be presiding the ceremony, Honorable Janab R.Roshan Baig Saheb would be the chief guest. And the guest of honour would be Janab C M Ibrahim Saheb, Janab Mohammed Mansoor Khan Saheb, Janab K. Rehman Khan Saheb, Janab C .K Jaffer Shariff Saheb and Dr. Fauzia choudry will be gracing the occasion. Honorable chief minister Shri. Siddaramiaih Ji and Janab R. Roshan Baig Saheb would be felicitating awardees with “The Nasheman Awards” sponsored by IMA (I Monetary Advisory ).
On our editor’s behalf, we would like to thank all our readers, staff members and everyone of those, who have been part of this soulful journey.