Monday, 5 December, 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.

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Protests sparked by draconian lockdowns may thwart China's plans to become a global superpower

Why China’s protests against Zero Covid won’t challenge Xi Jinping yet

Scholars and diplomats at the prestigious Institute of Chinese Studies conference discussed Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the New Era last week. Here’s what they said.
Representational Image.| Pixabay

Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.