About Us


Maktoob is a media initiative based Delhi, in India. It was founded in the southern state Kerala, in March, 2014,  aiming at democratization of news beyond borders and deep in to the nerves of society. Maktoob publishes news and features in English and the regional language, Malayalam.

In the recent decades, media ownership had concentrated in the hands of few corporations and conglomerates. This has lead to a narrowing of range of voices and opinions being expressed. And here, Maktoob is trying to make a change. We believe in creating a space for relevant citizen journalism. So we stay closer to the social media updates of general public, where they report their concern, which lead to breaking news and active discussions. Environmental Issues, Caste Oppression, Political Conflicts, Cultural and Creative Discussions; Threads are endless and we believe, spreading these words does make a change.

Maktoob Media showcases continuous efforts to empower individual citizen and promote democratic ideals through the spread of accurate and humanized editorial content. We believe in supporting the downtrodden society. The Caste, Class conflicts of diverse Indian society is given utmost editorial importance and we stand against the fascist ideologies.

As a media platform, Maktoob is firmly committed to the secular and democratic values. Through news, views, analyses and interactivity, Maktoob provides readers with a composite unbiased picture of the world around them.


Aslah Kayyalakkath, Founder Editor

Aslah is the Editor of Maktoob Media. He has a strong base of media and student network in India and manages the daily content. Associating with freelancers and research scholars, Aslah makes sure that the fresh and innovative content get placed in the right direction.  He has pursued MA.History from Nalanda University, Bihar and Diploma in Turkish Language from Universıty of Anadolu, Turkey. Aslah has got journalism training from Al Jazeera English for three months.  Contact him in his email ids [email protected] , [email protected]

Naseel Voici, Founder Editor

Naseel, Founder Editor of Maktoob managed the editorial activitiesof Maktoobuntil April 2015 and took a leave from the position, as he joined Malayala Manoramafor further career exploration and learning. He started his 9+year career in the media industry in 2011 as a freelance journalist. Postgraduate in Mass Communication, with an undergraduate degree in Sociology and English literature, he is an avid traveller and has published various articles in leading dailies and also a book titled PhirMilenge’. Currently, he works in United Arab Emirates, as Media Relations officer. Along with his work, he acts as the consulting editor and monitors the technical and overall editorial activities.

Our team

Shaheen Abdulla, Creative Editor 

Shaheen Abdulla is the Creative Editor of Maktoob Media. Shaheen , young and vibrant student of journalism is a multimedia journalist based in New Delhi. Shaheen has directed a documentary on NRC issue in Assam , ‘In a state of doubt’ and the documentary received wide comments and discussion across India. Shaheen also studies convergent journalism in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Shakeeb KPA, Photojournalist 

Shakeeb KPA is a most trusted multimedia journalist. He has worked for several projects including Tamasha, a Malayalam movie and Furqan Reality Show in MediaOne TV, and is currently a student of P.G. Diploma in Still Photography & Visual Communication in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He coordinates the production and designing activities including video shooting, editing and making posters and info graphics.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy explains the way we use information provided by you. It includes collection, use, disclosure and transfer of your information by Maktoob and its subsidiaries.  The information will be used to enable us to provide you with the most user-friendly experience which is safe, smooth and customised. The information will be used to customise our services, content and other features on the website and the related mobile and tablet applications. We will send you information on our products and other services.  In case if you are participating in a contest or surveys on our website we may request for additional information. You will have a complete choice whether to participate in the contest or surveys. You, therefore, will also have the choice whether to disclose such additional information or not. We will provide service updates and other offers related to our service.

We shall disclose personal information provided by you to the members of our corporate family, affiliates service providers, and third parties under a contract to provide joint services. We shall also disclose this to third parties to whom you explicitly require us to send the information.


To improvise the responsiveness of our website we use cookies but do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our website. You can use our site even if you reject cookies.  We have no access to or control over third-party cookies. This privacy statement does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changing Your Personal Information

You can access and modify your personal information by signing on to the website. You must update your personal information as soon as such changes are necessitated. Where you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it nor shall you be able to close your account. But upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable laws. However, we will retain your personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, avoid/check illegal and/or potentially prohibited activities and to enforce User Agreements.


Your password is the key to your account. You shall be solely responsible for all the activities happening under your username and you shall be solely responsible for keeping your password secure. Do not share your password with anyone. If you do so you shall be solely responsible for all actions taken under your username, Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password. security of your personal information is important to us.

When you enter your personal information we treat the data as an asset that must be protected and use tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security nor can we guarantee that third parties shall not unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and that other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that you provide.

Business Transaction

In the event Maktoob Media Pvt Ltd. goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. Where your information is transferred you will be notified.

Links to other sites

The website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Maktoob Media. But we won’t be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the website. It does not apply to third party advertisements which appear on our websites.

Consumer Control & Opt-Out Options – Opting-out of OneSignal Push Notifications.

You may in most cases opt out of receiving push notifications by going to your device “Settings” and clicking on “Notifications,” and then changing those settings for some or all of the apps on your device. (Different device configurations, or updates to devices, may affect or change how these settings work.)

Changes in this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and such other places we deem appropriate.  We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so kindly review it frequently.


Maktoob Media Pvt Ltd

Calicut, Kerala, India

Write to us: [email protected]