THE IDEAS BOX
AMAR CHITRA KATHA
NEWS AND EVENTS
Suppandi, Tinkle's most popular character, is a lovable goof who gets into trouble all the time. His antics leave his bosses speechless and the readers in splits. His hilarious misadventures make him the kind of everyman that is loved by all.
Shikari Shambu is one of Tinkle's most beloved character. He is a bumbling jungle explorer who is scared of everything from spiders to elephants. Shambu tries his best to avoid trouble and is happiest when he is lazing in his hammock and doing nothing. Unfortunately for Shambu, trouble finds him wherever he goes. Dealing with poachers, wild animals and pirates, he manages to emerge victorious. Children have been following his adventures for decades and enjoy reading about his latest exploits.
Scheming, cunning and devious. That's Tantri the evil Mantri! He is King Hooja’s Chief Minister, who dreams of capturing the throne and spends all his time carefully laying plans to get rid of the king. Crocodiles, catapults and booby traps, he has tried them all. Fortunately for King Hooja, the plans always backfire and Tantri has to go back to the drawing board.
Doob-doob the crocodile and Chamataka the fox are the kings of the forest — or so they think. In reality, Kalia the crow is the one who calls the shots. No matter how hard Doob-doob and Chamataka try, Kalia always foils their plans. Whenever the smaller animals are in danger from Doob-doob and Chamataka, it's Kalia to the rescue!
Pyarelal is a good-natured farmer with a very kind heart. Cheerful and easygoing, his homespun charm appeals to children. Pyarelal often comes up with inventive yet practical farming methods that inspire others to consider eco-friendly solutions themselves. Although he sometimes makes mistakes, he comes out of every situation with his enthusiasm and positive attitude intact.
Anwar is a mischievous and intelligent little boy who isn't afraid to say what he thinks when he thinks. Children relate to his exploits and enjoy his playful and quick-witted interactions with his parents.
Tinkle is 'where learning meets fun'. The first tinkle issue was released in the year 1980. It is a unique brand with a successful 32-year old track record of creating endearing proprietary characters and stories. Today Tinkle characters, stories and games are available in print, online and animation formats. The Tinkle print properties - magazine, digest and double digest - are India's largest selling English language magazines for children.
The current monthly circulation of 225,000+ (and growing) and a nationwide readership make Tinkle a one-of-a-kind success in Indian publishing. With its unique mix of comics and articles on science, folktales, quizzes and contests, Tinkle has a large fan base and receives more than 200 letters a week from children across India.
TinkleOnline.com is India's first destination gaming, networking & e-commerce website for pre-teens and tweens. The service is designed to be a safe introduction to the digital world where all activities are moderated. Users can play games, create trading cards, stories, play games and form clubs to participate in contests. Every activity earns them Tinkle Gold, which can be exchanged for virtual gifts or real comics, books, toys and other goodies.
Tinkle Double Digest
Tinkle Holiday Special
Tinkle Special Collection
Tina and Toto series
Tinkle Time Compass
This issue brings with it all things merry be-cause... it’s Christmas! Suppandi leads the pack with his effort at Spreading Christmas Cheer while a young boy finds out what happens when you want The Christmas Tree all to yourself. We also have a new, zany adventure with the Defective Detectives—A Faunal Fallacy along with Meets the Doctor, the next chapter to the escapades of Rags the dog. Not to be missed is the Tinkle Spotlight of the month, A Sailor’s Life, an interview with Cdr. Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy. Enjoy!
It’s a very merry month with Tinkle Digest! Witness the brand new avatar of Kalia the Crow, follow the De-fective Detectives as they solve their most successful case yet, fight off evil bandits with Sid in the second part of Sid and the Wicked Uncle, and much much more. Delight in Alicia Souza’s Christmasy Facts, and unravel the origins of soccer in Game Time with Sean, before peeking into Dame Doherty’s exotic doll collec-tion from around the world. Enjoy this holiday season with Tin-kle’s December issue, as it ends the year with a bang!
Plus! Christmas special cover!
Plus! The sensational conclusion of Polynesia!
Plus! A sneak-peak at Anushka Ravishankar’s new novel Moin and the Monster
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