About Us

KYT is a magazine from the house of Thanevaibhav, first newspaper of Thane district in Maharashtra with a substantial circulation. It was launched by late Mr. Narendra Ballal in 1975.

It is presently helmed by our editor in chief Mr. Milind Ballal a gold medallist in printing technology from prestigious JJ school of Art. Under his journalistic acumen and management skills, the newspaper went on to become a popular source of information for the citizens of Thane district. He has been awarded many prestigious awards, one of which is the Bal Shastri Jambhekar Puraskar for his valuable contribution to journalism.

Nikhil Ballal, our Managing Editor and Publisher envisaged the magazine “Know Your Town (KYT)”. He has a vast experience in managing multiple media including print, television, and digital. With his unwavering vision as well as passion, unequivocally he has the ability to catapult KYT to the highest echelon in the publication business.


KYT touches all the topics that matter to the towns and its citizens. It also creates an atmosphere where assorted talents converge. KYT is all about exploring missing links and connecting dots of the town. Long story short, it showcases the movers and shakers of the town.

KYT endeavours to strengthen human bonds that have been elusive in the modern society. It serves as a sumptuous platter of rich experiences for our readers, and satiates their huger for continuous learning with a pinch of appreciation for life.


With cutting-edge research and interviews, KYT upholds the spirit of entrepreneurship. We emphasize on building a favourable ecosystem for businesses to expand beyond boundaries.

KYT also caters to the varied needs of its readers; be it the need to buy a pin or a plane.


Indians have always made a mark whenever they have ventured into the foreign land. Be it as doctors, engineers, architects, management professionals, professors, entrepreneurs, inter-alia, they have not only made us Indians proud but also contributed enormously to their adopted home. They are nothing less than celebrities among the Indian diaspora.

KYT attempts to connect with such dynamic Indians living across 100 cities around the world and acknowledge them for their work. We are striving towards bringing such scintillating stars on a single platform and honour them with Basileus Awards.


Within a few months of our existence, KYT has already covered 100 great personalities from seven different towns. They are celebrities in their own right and their respective town looks up to them.

These interviews not only serve as a rich source of information but also act as a motivational tool for the readers. KYT ensures that these personalities that are featured on the cover page of the magazine reach the door step of two lakh readers of the respective town.


KYT dedicates itself to support and promote art, history, and education in the different towns.

We curate the most captivating art and cultural events with the best opinions and reviews by experts.


For the lifestyle connoisseurs, KYT is one of the best platforms that updates them with the latest news in the area of changing trends and styles, with an added focus on global style statements.


KYT brings to you the events that are happening in your town. It is also proactive in organizing a plethora of competitions for schools, housing societies, and other organizations.

At the end of the year, the best of best (school, hospital, jeweller etc.) from each town will be awarded by KYT.