Minchu
1/30/96
All of a sudden, just recently I remembered the thrill I used to get as
kid reading the four comic strips in Sudha. I used to wait for the day
(actually day-break!) Sudha would be distributed to my neighbour's house
by the Newspaper man so that I could grab the magazine from the Old Man,
begging him to read PrajavaaNi first! That is, if there was no RaNaji
trophy or test cricket match going on. In that case, PrajavaaNi would get
my attention first to read the last page!Shooja was a thrill to read - the concept of a tribe and life in a jungle
fascinated me so much those days. I found their lifestyle so attractive,
especially when I used to think that the kids there had no school and
restricted hours for play!While Shooja was a hero in the jungle, Azad was a modern day Hero! He was
a Police Inspector, catching smugglers and "desh drohis" in a DISHUM
DISHUM WAY!While Shooja and Azad were well built, lots of muscles, handsome kind of
heros, Daboo was ordinary looking, yet strong and his brain was, simply
Great!. He was his Professor's favorite! And his exploits were mostly in
advanced fields - atomic research, space age and such thrills!Another thing I used to be jealous those days was the fact that all these
heros had great looking heroines! Remember Bindu (Shooja), Meera(? for
Azad) and RaaNi(? for Daboo) ?. Do I need to say anything about Majanoo?!And a few years later, when I learned to read Phantom comics (Indrajaal
comics, in English), was I reminded of Shooja?I thought I should write about my memories, and perhaps initiate more
people write about their trip down the memory lane.I would like to know if a collection of these strips are available
somewhere?














Arun Sharma
1/31/96

But Chandamama was the best!- especially the dharavaHis.--
Arun
a...@uiuc.edu


D H Kulkarni
1/31/96
min...@aol.com (Minchu) writes:
>All of a sudden, just recently I remembered the thrill I used to get as
>kid reading the four comic strips in Sudha. I used to wait for the day
>(actually day-break!) Sudha would be distributed to my neighbour's house
>by the Newspaper man so that I could grab the magazine from the Old Man,
>begging him to read PrajavaaNi first! That is, if there was no RaNaji
>trophy or test cricket match going on. In that case, PrajavaaNi would get
>my attention first to read the last page!
Right ho! finally somebody. We used to live in a village, and when
summer came, I would visit my uncle, take the entire stack of Sudhaa
and read them in strict sequence. I think Shooja was my favorite --
ofcourse the concept of comic strip was new to me, and always wondered
why they did not write a long story in one shot! Poor majanoo
clearly brought to mind the 30 yr old 'kings' hanging out in KCD.In the same note, has anybody read those cute little Bhaarat bhaarati
books. That is all I got as general reading. When I finished those,
my folks got a little tired and thrust down a 300 page novel.
But then that solved the problem for only 3 days. But there was
always way to kill time collecting kauLi haNNu in the foot hills.--Di Ech Kay




Kishor
1/31/96
ku...@cs.toronto.edu (D H Kulkarni) wrote:
>
>
>In the same note, has anybody read those cute little Bhaarat bhaarati
>books. That is all I got as general reading. When I finished those,
>my folks got a little tired and thrust down a 300 page novel.
>But then that solved the problem for only 3 days. But there was
>always way to kill time collecting kauLi haNNu in the foot hills.
>
>--Di Ech Kay
HI,
Those little books were very informative. I had quite a few of them too. Like
"Siddavanahalli Krisnasharma, chandBiwi, Dheengra, Raghavendra Swamiji,
AlooruVenkataRayaru, Arjuna etc. etc. One more thing which made a impact on me
were the sketches. They were very few in number but were quite effective.It also reminds me of AmarChitraKathas. I still have about 200 of them and
still enjoy reading them!. ShivaRamKarant has done a great job.
bye,
Kishor.



Ramachandra Srivatsa
1/31/96
Even I remember the 'Bharatha Bharati' books. They were great.
But my favourite was Chandamaama with those fantasy stories, bEthaaLa kathegaLu etc.
I think 'baalamithra' and 'bombe maney' carried more of 'manthrika - raajakumaari'
style stories than chandamaama. ramu.


Arun Sharma
2/1/96
>>>>> Mahesh Rao writes:
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Mahesh> I didnot think anyone still remember majanU (my
Mahesh> favorite !)Hello! Please read the subject line again %-)--
Arun
a...@uiuc.edu





Mahesh Rao
2/1/96
Arun Sharma wrote:
>
> But Chandamama was the best!
>
> - especially the dharavaHis.
>
> --
> Arun
> a...@uiuc.edu
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Mohan Das
2/2/96
In article <4emc5r$m...@newsbf02.news.aol.com> min...@aol.com (Minchu) writes:
> begging him to read PrajavaaNi first! That is, if there was no RaNaji
> trophy or test cricket match going on. In that case, PrajavaaNi would get
> my attention first to read the last page!
Yeah, specially on the day when a Ranji match was due to
start. Invariably, there used to be two articles - one a report on the
pitch, teams etc. and another with a heading like, "karnaataka -
aandhra raNaji pandya indu" with all the statistical details like,
number of times the two teams played each other, number of centuries
and 5-wicket hauls from both the teams, number of times a batsman got
out on 13 and so on, with the familiar signature at the end -
"anki-amsha sankhyAtagnya". These details changed very little from one
year to next, but still we would read every word of it. I think, in
retrospect, we just couldn't wait till the commentary started and
wanted something related to cricket to talk about till then.Coming back to the topic in the subject line, there was this incident
in Daboo when he once goes into some machine (I think some kind of
time machine) and comes out younger. I think he reamined like that
for a very long time after that, probably till the end of the
strip. Does anyone remember more details of this ?For some reason, I never liked Shooja very much. Somehow the drawings
seemed too congested compared to the others, specially Majnu and Daboo
which had really pleasant looks with very neat drawings and lots of
white spaces.Talking of cartoon strips, Prajavani's Raman (by Pran) was also
another childhood favourite full of interesting characters like his
boss, wife Kamala, poet Abdul among others. And then there was "Puttu"
which used to appear in Mayura. Something called "kapeesha"
started appearing in Sudha in place of Majnu; I think that was the
last cartoon strip I read with interest in Sudha.Nowadays, Sudha carries just one strip called "jeevana jOkAli". When I
see my young cousins reading that with great interest I feel sorry for
them; they don't know what they are missing. But, ofcourse, they will
feel the same way when they grow up and thus the life goes on...
> I would like to know if a collection of these strips are available
> somewhere?
Probably, you can write to Deccan Herald office in Bangalore and ask them.mohan
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Mahesh Rao
2/4/96
Mohan Das wrote:
> Coming back to the topic in the subject line, there was this incident
> in Daboo when he once goes into some machine (I think some kind of
> time machine) and comes out younger. I think he reamined like that
> for a very long time after that, probably till the end of the
> strip. Does anyone remember more details of this ?
Let me try ! The Professor in DAbU deliberately sent him into that (some
kind of) machine when he threatens the Professor (or something like it).
Also, the notable part is, Mona (was that her name ?) did not comeback
after DAbU became young ! The last set of episodes dealt with something
called as aTabAmA. In fact most of the DAbU episodes I have read are when
he was young.
> For some reason, I never liked Shooja very much. Somehow the drawings
> seemed too congested compared to the others, specially Majnu and Daboo
> which had really pleasant looks with very neat drawings and lots of
> white spaces.
I think same goes with AzAd also. In the last episode of shUjA, he gets
trapped with some kind of (carnivorous) plant which has (kind of) arm
like stems with which it catches people/cattle etc and consume.
> Talking of cartoon strips, Prajavani's Raman (by Pran) was also
> another childhood favourite full of interesting characters like his
> boss, wife Kamala, poet Abdul among others. And then there was "Puttu"
> which used to appear in Mayura. Something called "kapeesha"
> started appearing in Sudha in place of Majnu; I think that was the
> last cartoon strip I read with interest in Sudha.
In the days of kapIsha, one of my friend, had collected all the strips,
coloured them with crayons (very nicely) and sent it back to The Printers
and got a cash award of Rs 100/- !
> Nowadays, Sudha carries just one strip called "jeevana jOkAli".
When I had been to B'lore 2 years ago, I still saw phantom and another
cartoon (apart from jIvana jOkAli which replaced puTTi) whose name I
forgot. So, U say, even Phantom got axed ?
> > I would like to know if a collection of these strips are available
> > somewhere?
By the time I realized it was too late to collect. However, I have the
strips (in B'lore) of mankaNNa that was coming in taranga.It all happenned too long ago. I might have said something incorrect.
tappAgidra hoTTyAga hAkkoLrIyappa !
mahesh