Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Amar Chitra Katha!

Amar Chitra Katha!

Truly unfading memories! No doubt, my love for books, as a kid, started with Amar Chitra Katha stories. I think they were more than entertaining comics, and more than just pictures and text. There was a takeaway in every book, and each story enriched imaginations of young readers. How else do you expect the kids to visualize Tennali Ramakrishna and his acts? When television was a luxury couple of decades ago, Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) did the fine job of storytelling and helped the young learn effortlessly.

Times have changed, ACK’s founder Anant Pai is no more. Even the organization is also managed by different promoters now, but brand of Amar Chitra Katha has evolved and remained immortal.

If you have kids at home, why don’t you sit with them and play ACK videos for them on your TV or YouTube? Even better, if you switch off TV and handover the hard copies, helping them learn the traditional way. When they grow up, they may write about it on their blog and remain thankful to you.