Utharakalam.com, a web portal, is an initiative of a collective group. The formation was the result of many meetings and discussions held in different parts of Kerala, participated from various walks of life including prominent writers, political activists, and representatives of Dalit/Women/Minority/Environmental organizations, journalists, academics, intellectuals and entrepreneurs.
The prolonged struggles of marginalized groups have resulted in the formation of a new political sensibility. It was necessary to bring together the elements of this fragmented consciousness that was multilayered to build a powerful social agency. For this, it is necessary to build up a new media culture. Further, contemporary mainstream media has its own deep-rooted race/ caste/gender character and class interests. In this context, it is necessary to create an independent media establishment that represents this consciousness.