Friday, 12 August, 2022
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Topic: Comics

Raj Comics – publishers who brought home your friendly, neighbourhood desi superheroes

From ‘Nagraj’, the king of snakes, to anti-hero ‘Doga’, ‘Dhruva’, the super commando, to 'Parmanu', Raj Comics gave Indian children a whole new world of original Indian heros.

Comics can teach children about climate change. They represent the lives of real people

Comics allow people to see the tangible, everyday ways people around the world live with, respond to and adapt to climate change.

Chacha Chaudhary — Indian comic book hero who broke masculine archetypes like Superman, Batman

The character of Chacha Chaudhary filled a huge void in society in the 1970s — that of an Indian superhero — whom impressionable adolescents could admire and look up to.

Bantul to Nonte Phonte, Narayan Debnath’s comics gave Bengalis their own Asterix, Tintin

In Narayan Debnath’s simple world, there was no place for political statements. But 1971 slowly changed that.

Bisexual Superman is a long time coming. Comic books are the last frontiers of masculinity

DC Comics' move to make Superman bisexual in Jon Kent’s Issue #5 is an important one. He is as 2021 as one can get.

Nandan, the children’s magazine that is more a collectors item for today’s generations

Nandan's appeal lay in the fact that it offered a combination of the traditional and the modern in its stories, poems, interactive columns and educational content.

Political side effects of masks, and Nitish Kumar gets an ‘opportunity in adversity’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Tulsi Comics, the labour of love that gave Hindi readers characters like Angara & Jambu

More than two decades after Tulsi Comics had to close down, fans still remember the iconic, unique characters & artwork.

In 8 images, a guide on how coronavirus spreads

Singapore-based artist Wei Man Kow has encapsulated the advisories on coronavirus, which has killed over 3,000 people, in two series of cartoons released on Instagram.

Sorry Shaktimaan, it is Nagraj who was the first superhero of India 

Nagraj, the king of snakes, was first published in 1986. He has a green, muscular body, snakes flow in his veins, his venom is more lethal than cyanide — enough to melt metal.

On Camera

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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