By L Kishore
Just imagine those days without mobiles and not so accessible internet connection, books were the biggest source of Entertainment .These comics would make our holidays a little less boring .
Here are the list of Comics and story books that have entertained us through decades.
“His brain works faster than Computer”
Chacha Chaudhary was a superhero without a macho body but “a brain sharper than a needle and faster than a super-computer”.He was assisted by Sabu from Jupiter .While Chacha had the wit Sabu had a powerful body .
This was created by Pran Kumar Sharma, popularly known as Pran.
Amar Chitra Katha
“A substitute for your History Teacher”
These series of books had thought the entire Indian students about Mahabharata , Ramayana and various other mythology stories, history and folklore. If there’s any knowledge about mythology in us it could be mostly because of ACK (Amar Chithra Katha).
“Where Learning meets fun”
This book had appealed to the school children as well as adults. This magazine contains comics, stories, puzzles and quizes. Every school library contained atleast one Tinkle.
Characters of Supandi had amused everyone with his stupidity and Shikhari Shambu often lauded for everything he did not achieve.
Akbar Birbal Stories
Akbar’s minister Birbal outsmarted most of his courtmen, using his intelligence he gave humorous solution to every problem.These stories encouraged one to find solutions using there wit .
Recently, our Defence minster had to narrate a story from this series to drive a point in Parliament such is the impact it had on us.
This was a classic Indian magazine started by the renowned Telugu producers B. Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani. It had published mythological and magical stories. This magazine had a very unique style of story telling.
Vikram Aur Betaal is based on Betaal Pacchisi, written nearly 2,500 years ago by Mahakavi Somdev Bhatt. These are spellbinding stories told to the wise King Vikramaditya by the wily ghost Betaal. Vikramaditya must answer a moral question pertaining to the story’s characters, on pain of his own death; and upon his answering the question, Betaal returns to his tree. It aimed to teach kids life lesson while entertaining them.
Yeah, we know you were expecting the DC and Marvel Comics, but they are of a different league altogether. We are talking about the Indian originated comics.
All of us have read many of these comics when we were young and few continue to do so, comment below as which made a great impact on you.