Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
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Topic: Comics

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.

Popular cartoon characters Motu, Patlu will now promote Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat

The comic book featuring details about Ayushman Bharat has been published. Copies will soon be distributed in over 7 lakh govt schools across India.

Target — the kids’ magazine of the ’80s that has spawned fan groups in the new millennium

During the times of Champak and Tinkle, this children’s magazine was ahead of its time in its writing and art. 

Delhi Comic Con is proof that Indians are great at ‘jugaad’

Delhi Comic Con is all about pizza, chai, cosplay and merchandise. This year, there is also a ‘star’ attraction from Game of Thrones.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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