Wednesday, September 24, 2008

8 News 5: Amar Chitra Katha-Website (The Hindu & Deccan Chronicle)

Dear ComiRades,

As i was Posting the Issues on Iceberg, I Couldn't post this On Monday itself. My sincere Apologies on that regard. The Mumbai based ACK media Group (India Book House - Creators of the Legendary Tinkle, Amar Chitra katha etc) have launched their custom designed Home Page

Being a Regular Registered Member To their parent Homepage, i was eagerly waiting for the new site. The new site is dedicated for the Lovers of Indian Made Comics. The users can register there (As i Did) and can purchase the Golden oldies of the Amar Chitra Katha's in Various Languages (English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada etc). I purchased one story in Tamil (You do have payment options like Pay by Cheque, Pay by Credit Card) & they are priced like this: 0.99$ for one book. There is nothing wrong in trying something new.

The best part of the site is that you can read the "Story of the week" absolutely free of cost from the Digital ACK Section; Current week story is the most beautiful child in Agra. There are pages like create with us where we can indulge in making an art or story. Then there is Culture beat Section which helps us in finding out what exactly happening in and around us (Nothing in Chennai with reference to literature or art ). However, i do have some points that need to be improved by the ACK media. the section ACK Recommends is still under construction. The culture beat section to be updated with utmost care etc. However, one must always appreciate the work done by ACK Media in promoting the India-centric comics.

The news was covered by news papers (Deccan Chronicle, Chennai Edition Dated 21st Sept 2008 - Chennai Chronicle, Sunday and The Hindu, Chennai Edition dated 22nd Sept 2008, Monday - Metro Plus).

Here is what Deccan Chronicle published: Typical of Deccan Style whereby necessary information like the website name itself is missing in the entire coverage. What else can be said about the entire article then?

However, The Hindu did the coverage of the same not on the same day. Instead they did the article got published on Monday just below their popular comic strip in Metro plus section, which talks a lot about connectivity & positioning. Be your own judge and decide on both the articles.

Well, the contest on the guessing game is still very much open & i have received only 8 mails on this (Which has to be appreciated) and the worst part is, None of the entries got all the 3 answers correctly. Those who can guess the names of the trailers announced on the 1st issue of Iceberg Comics, can Mail me / Post as comments. The 1st Three Correct Entries stand to get a Surprise Gift from Yours Truly (Separate Gifts for Those who reside in India & those who don't).

Well, that's all for now guys. Feel free to post your comments and suggestions in this blog using the Comments link below my sign or send mail to

Thanks & Regards,

King Viswa.


  1. nice write up. you can yourself contribute stories in the create section of as your writing style is very gripping. and i m sure you have much to share

  2. I am a regular visitor to ACK site too. I will be posting about few of the purchases I made on the site in my blog shortly. They are worthwhile.

    By the way, I wouldn't be able to take part in the competition as I don't have the copy with me. Maybe that could be the reason why you have received less responses :)

    Rafiq Raja

  3. Dear Anony: Please come back & post on your Original Name and ID. Many people (Including Kovai Dr Sathish) Think that it was Yours Truly who has put that praising Comment under mask. Please Come Back & Show that there is at least one person here who loves my Writing style.

    Rafiq: Amar Chithra Katha's are always worth to buy. They do teach us the values and Implant the Mythological concepts in our mind.

  4. Hiya,

    very funny way of making fun at urself.

    this site is not that great. actually they have added 2-3 new segments to their previous site and promoting it as new wonder. Nothing great about it.

    That prize you are saying moderate is quite high to me considering the fact i still get the old issues quite frequently.

    thanks for updating ur blog.

  5. now we have ACK version 2.0 as well.

    why no update on this?

  6. couple of stories written by me is also published in tinkle.

  7. very nice.

    kindly visit my site as well.

    old comics


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