This WeekGroup of News Portal was established in 1994 as Neighborhood English NewsWeekly under the leadership of Kishore Joseph its Founder, headquartered in Bangalore. This Week Group of online news portal is one of India’s fastest growing online publications. It was started as a neighborhood tabloid with no office, no grand plans, an empty purse, and solely on a Can-do attitude.
This WeekGroup was initially focused on bringing out weekly local editions exclusive to prime areas of Bangalore, viz. Jayanagar, Koramangala, Indiranagar, Rajajinagar, Malleswaram and Marthahalli.
In its first expansion plan at the turn of the Millennium, all the local editions were merged together to bring out a city-wide edition called This Week Bangalore.Simultaneously, an online version of the tabloid, thisweekbangalore.com was also launched which is today one of the fastest growing online media in the country.
Today, it has winged ahead with ten multi-city online editions, to especially serve India’s cosmopolitan digital natives This Week Group of Online News Portal, brings out the following editions; thisweekdelhi.com, thisweekhyderabad.com, mumbaithisweek.com, thisweekchennai.com, thisweekguwahati.com, thisweekkerala.com, thisweekkolkata.com, thisweekpune.com, thisweekbangalore.com & lookbangalore.com ( Life StyleNews portal).
Over the years, Kishore Joseph has been featured widely in, regional, national & International media’s. Having earned his spurs as a media professional and an opinion maker Kishore Joseph has also lent his might to several NGOs guiding and mentoring their social welfare activities, at thenational and international level.
For his capabilities he has been awarded with Chanakya Juries Special Award – Social Media for the year 2017 for outstanding contribution to the Profession, Industry and Society. Conferred by Public Relations Council of India (PRCI).The award was presented by Mr. Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT Govt. of Karnataka, “Social Enterprise of the Year (Media & Entertainment)”. The 2015 Leaders Awards (Enterprise Edition) Conferred by 24MRC Network Private Limited New Delhi on 23rd January 2016. Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship Award at an awards meet convened by iCONGO Rex International Confederation of NGOs during March -2015 in Delhi. This award under Social Entrepreneur category is given to ordinary people achieving something extraordinary in their life and Vocational Excellence Award convened by Rotary Bangalore in 2009.
He is also a State Convener, Vande Mataram Social &Cultural Trust Bangalore, Trustee, Om ashram Trust – Old Age Care, Managing Trustee – Joseph Welfare Trust, Convenor – Karnataka Yuvajana Sanga Jayanagar, Bangalore, Founder – Colorothon– Draw Your Imagination, Director – Breathe Entertainment, an (Event and Brand Management Company). PR Director for Cricket Association for the Blind In India 2012-2013 – Affiliated to WBCC (World Blind Cricket Council) Executive Committee Member, Bengalluru Urban District Working Journalist Union (BUDWJU) affiliated to Karnataka Union Working Journalists , News Paper Association of India a social worker, event manager, strategy consultant, PR Adviser, counselor, and amateur music composer and tabla player.