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 www.amarchitrakatha.com
Being a Regular Registered Member To their parent Homepage www.ack-media.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks & Regards,