Saturday, May 6, 2023

Mann ki Baat (Vol 1 to 12)


Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) Pvt. Ltd. has launched a series of 12 comic books on the themes and stories covered in the Mann Ki Baat. The first comic book was released on 30th April 2023 in honour of the 100th edition of Mann Ki Baat. In the first book, there are nine stories covering different walks of life from different parts of the country. A set of adorable fictional characters will be constant across this series of 12 books.

Update 31 March 2024 
  1. All 12 volumes are released in English.
  2. Vol 1 to 9  are available in 12 more Indian languages: Hindi (हिन्दी), Marathi (मराठी), Bengali (বাংলা), Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ), Telugu (తెలుగు), Tamil (தமிழ்), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ), Gujarati (ગુજરાતી), Malayalam (മലയാളം), Urdu (اردو), Odia (ଓଡିଆ) and Assamese (অসমীয়া)

Note: “Free copies of the comic books would be distributed in CBSE and Central Board schools. The publishers, however, are free to sell the books in open market,” Union Culture Secretary Govind Mohan said. 

Disclaimer: These are official links of copyrights owner. All credits go to Government of India!

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Tata Story (1868 -2018)

In 1868, Jamsetji Tata, a visionary of his time, lit the flame that went on to become Tata and its group of companies. This business grew into an extraordinary one. One that some may even call ‘the greatest company in the world’. Over the decades, the business expanded and prospered under the leadership of the various keepers of the flame, such as Sir Dorabji Tata, J.R.D. Tata and Ratan Tata. 

Now the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising 30 companies across 10 verticals. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents.

Total Revenue: $110.7 billion ( Rs 8,03,000 Cr)

Total Employees: Over 7,00,000

Combined Market Cap: $145.3 billion (Rs 10,58,500 Cr)

Tata Owner: Tata Sons

Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation, and art and culture.

The Tata Story 150 Years (1868-2018) journey of the Tata group in two format FREE. The illustrated classic is produced by Amar Chitra Katha, and available in a PDF and a Kindle format:

Download PDF

Download Kindle Format [.mobi]

As an individual other Indian might be richer, but in turnover as a group of companies TATA group is miles ahead of others. 

Disclaimer: These are official links of copyrights owner. All credits go to Tata!

Monday, October 10, 2022

The Naval Journey of India (all 3 parts) and some more books by Indian Navy

Indian Navy (made by ACK) has released three-book series that takes a deep and detailed look at India's Naval History and a deep insight into the lives of Indian Navy men and women in white. 

The Naval Journey of India Book I: Millennia of Sea Travels

Any series on the Indian Navy has to start at the very beginning - exploring India's celebrated maritime history.

The Naval Journey of India Book II: Tacking to the Blue Waters 

Tacking to the Blue Waters is a comprehensive history of the Indian Navy since Independence. It follows the journey of a small Navy with big dreams in 1947 to the multi-dimensional force the Indian Navy is today. It looks at all the action, the growth and the glory of the Indian Navy as they navigate through the wars the Navy fought, the roles they play and the Navy built.

Download Part 2

The Naval Journey of India Book III: Tales of Glory

Download Part 3 

(This part is not available in ACK app/site)

Can collect 9 more books by Indian Navy : HERE

Disclaimer: All information used here under fair use policy, not for personal gain including any monetary. All links shared in this post are direct links of Indian Navy (the copyrights owner). 

If still anyone has objection, can file cases against Indian Navy. At it order ACK mefia had made it, copyrights owner Indian Navy is distributing digital (and some printed) copies FREE. 

According to my understanding of copyrights LAW, anyone (including ACK media) is selling these digital illegally. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Anant Pai - the Father of Amar Chitra Katha

Hello Friends, 
Posting after a long long time. Glad to see Amar Chitra Katha has not only survived but expanding. Buy original copies and support the best Indian Comics.
Alok Sharma jee has send a wonderful material from Reader's Digest (Aug 1988) about Anant Pai (17 September 1929 – 24 February 2011) with autograph of the father of Indian Comics.

Very truly written in this article, the unconditional love for Amar Chitra Katha helped me to understand Indian history, the mythology and folk tales more than any other book. Although being a science subjects lover (with commerce as extra subject), always got excellent marks in the history also - thanks to ACK.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Amar Chitra Katha creator UNCLE PAI(Anant Pai) dead at 81.

Amar Chitra Katha creator UNCLE PAI(Anant Pai) dead at 81.

Anant Pai, better known as Uncle Pai, creator of Amar Chitra Katha  and Tinkle comics has died at the age of 81.
Amar Chitra Katha has shown millions of Indians the route to their roots. Tinkle has been the childhood companion of many for over two and half decades. In 1967, the educational comics series Amar Chitra Katha was launched. Each of the comics in this series was devoted to a person or event in Indian history, religion and mythology. Anant Pai conceptualized of all of these, and wrote the scenarios for most of them.
Anant Pai (17 Sep 1929 - 24 Feb 2011)