Vartha Bharati Kannada daily newspaper was launched in Mangalore in August 2003. Today it is being published from Mangaluru, Bengaluru and Shivamogga in Karnataka.
Within months of its launch , Vartha Bharati emerged as the fastest growing Kannada daily of Karnataka . Its outstanding success was evident not only in its widespread circulation across Coastal Karnataka and neighboring districts but also in the great number of devoted fans it won all over the state in a short span of time. Significantly, Vartha Bharati dominates the media market in the world of Overseas Kannadigas. It is the highest read Kannada newspaper among the Kannadiga NRIs in the Persian Gulf States .
Unique in Style and substance
Vartha Bharati is well known for its straight forward approach and unparalleled commitment to promote truth at any cost . It has always refused to play into the hands of any individual ,political party, organisation , business house or any pressure group.
Vartha Bharati has consistently proved that it is the Paper of the people and it stands to effectively represent all the unrepresented segments of the society. It is known for its clear , fair and courageous stand on various issues . Its attractive layout , simple language and honest commitment to value based journalism have also contributed to its immense popularity .
The editorials of Vartha Bharati have always won great admiration generally from the masses and particularly from the intellectuals of the region. Some selected editorials of Vartha Bharati have already been published in book form under the title Sampadakeeya .
The editorial page of VB is always rich with enlightening articles on current affairs and other important topics written by eminent writers and intellectuals. Besides , there are many regular weekly, fortnightly and monthly columns penned by well - known writers and commentators on topics as varied as politics , socio-economic issues, women , children, environment, education, arts , literature , health, culture , history , civilization etc .
Suggi – Sunday Magazine
Apart from the regular 12 pages published daily , Vartha Bharati offers 4 additional pages on Sundays . This Special Sunday magazine known as SUGGI carries exclusive photo features, articles, stories , film and book reviews and also sections dedicated for children.
Vartha Bharati has full fledged news bureaus in Bangalore , Mangalore and also at Udupi. Besides , it has a huge team of experienced correspondents and photographers at almost all the District headquarters of Karnataka . Vartha Bharati has Part time reporters at various Taluk centers .
Editorial and Printing Press
The head office of Vartha Bharati and the editorial section is at Valencia Circle which is in the heart of Mangaluru . The full fledged printing press of Vartha Bharati is situated in the Industrial area of Baikampady, Mangalore
Awards and recognitions
Dr. T .S . Vivekananda a Bangalore based environmentalist used to write a column titled Bhoomigeete exclusively for Vartha Bharati. These articles were later published in book form under the same title and won Karnataka Literature Academy Award for the year 2005 .
Vartha Bharati has won the world renowned Transparency International Award for the year2009.
varthabharati.in – favourite website of Global Kannadigas
Launched in January 2016, varthabharati.in is one of the leading digital media brands in Kannada, today. Updated 24x7 with all local , state, national and international developments by a fully equipped web desk which is supported by a dedicated team of experienced and dynamic reporters , photographers , videographers and editors.
In a short span of time, varthabharati.in emerged as one of the most reliable sources of news for Kannadigas from across the globe. Its facebook page is among the top 5 Kannada news pages today.
Its New Mobile apps for android and IOS were released in 2018.