Sunday, June 7, 2009

#Bal Pocket Books & Popular Novels

Alike comics,Bal pocket books were also very famous once upon a time.These Bal Pocket Books were used to be like mini novels consisting of stories of King-Queens,Suspense,Thrill,
Murder Mysteries etc.

I remember being a fan of Rajan-Iqbal of S.C.Bedi series before i was addicted to novels in general and to Ved Prakash Sharma in particular. Popular bal pocket books publishers of that time were 'Manoj Pocket Books,Harish Pocket Books,Sadhna Pocket Books,Diamond Pocket Books..etc. Diamond pocket books use to publish novels of almost their comic characters,i.e Fauladi Singh,Chacha-Bhatija,Tauji,Mama-Bhanja and many others,whereas Manoj pocket books use to publish of Ram-Rahim and King-Queen stories. I use to read Rajan-Iqbal series and MPB,though also read a few of Diamond pocket books but liked their comics more rather than pocket books.
Here are some of the images of pocket books from my collection which i purchased in recent past.


































































These are of the famous S.C.Bedi....



























































In the comments section of last post an avid reader and living encyclopedia "Kuldeep" mentioned about Ved Prakash Sharma novels,inspired by his comment i thought to post something on VPS too,checked the old forgotten bag consisting VPS novels,find that rats had made their path into that bag but fortunately not much damage was done except few sides eaten up by rats.Thanks Kuldeep for making me look into my VPS novels before they would have been damaged permanently.
Well,Kuldeep,interestingly there is striking similarity between you and me regarding reading VPS novels.
Do you know the very first novel which i read of VPS,before being addicted to him is also "Alfanse Ki Shaadi"!!There was a friend in my Mohalla who was elder to me,he gave me this particular novel to read,at that time i was a master reader and use to read anything whatever comes my way,though alike you novel reading was also a taboo for a kid of 9 years at that time. Prior to 'Alfanse Ki Shaadi' i did had read few novels of 'Manoj,Prem Bajpayi etc..but not liked them much,but after AKS i was totally engrossed into VPS.
I remember visiting daily to the nearby books stall of my locality in search of its concluding part "Kafan Tere Bete Ka" and after a religious inquiry of months finally it did arrived but i was unable to take it as it was costing Rs.6/- which was impossible for a kid to arrange who use to get a meager 10-25 paisa pocket money per day.
With heavy heart i asked shop keeper to keep it booked for me unless i could arrange the required amount.
After a month or so of rigorous saving of pocket money i went back leaping to that shop keeper with Rs.6/-(all 25 paisa coins) in my upper shirt pocket.There the shop keeper replies that all the copies has been sold,i was disappointed as never before,walked back to home like a failure or loser.
But fortunately not much time later i find that priced novel at a old book shop and at half the cost of the cover price,i.e for Rs.3/-.....finished that novel at a one go,was fully satisfied that my long wait was rewarded finally.

After it i was addicted to VPS like anything,read all his available novels from a local library and still use to read his new novels which are not a fraction of his oldies,but still somehow i have traces of addiction left in me of him.

Ved Prakash Sharma was at his career best when he was being published by Manoj Pocket books,the format of MPB and its page/printing quality was unmatched.I feel disappointed when i see the page and printing quality of latest novels which is far-far inferior than MPB.
The granular cover design of MPB was also something still unmatched and exceptional,i still long to see a cover matching with of those times.




Have a look at the granular cover design of these VPS oldies.











































Do anyone remember "Keshav Pandit & Kanoon Ka Beta"!!One of the best of VPS.



























Ved Prakash Sharma was inspired by Ved Prakash Kamboj and on his lines he started with Vijay series and soon developed a style of his own,created Vikas at a later stage and soon became very popular with Vijay-Vikas series,continued to write on them till "Teen Tilange",which was a non Vijay-Vikas thriller.It was a huge hit after which VPS carved a successful space for non V-V novels. "Naseeb Mera Dushman,Vidhwa Ka Pati,Dulhan Mange Dahez,Sulag Utha Sindoor,Aag Lage Daulat Ko,Kanoon Badal Dalo,Phansi Do Kanoon Ko,Aa Bail Mujhe Maar,Lash Kahan Chhupaun,Insaf ka Sooraj" are some of the successful novels from this space.



















































Apart from VPS i also liked Gulshan Nanda a lot,in my view GN was the best romantic novelist,he was a master craftsmen who had a tight grip over his story line.The focus of his novels was on social issues with a undercurrent of romance in tuned with moral issues.He mesmerized readers with magic of his pen,he was expert in expressing difficult human expressions in simple words,a quality very rare to find.
Gulshan Nanda was the most successful novelist of his time on whose novels many blockbuster movies such as "Kaajal,Pathar Ke Sanam,Ajnabi,Khilona,Hanste Zakhm,Kati Patang,Jheel Ke Us Paar,Sharmeeli,Paley Khan etc..were made.
He wrote only 47 novels in all but all his novels were masterpieces.



























If one talks about very first successful thriller and spy novelists of India then the name of Ibne Safi can be taken without any doubt.He was the first novelist to set a trend for spy and series novels,which was followed up by likes of Om Prakash and Ved Prakash Sharma. Ibne Safi was born as 'Asrar Ahmad' in 1928 in U.P.,his work comprises of "Jasoosi Duniya" and "Imran Series" with former use to be published from Nakhat Publications,Allahabd(India) and later from Israr Publications(Pakistan).He was originally a Urdu writer whose work was also used to be translated into Hindi and Bengali. To know more about Ibne Safi please use this link













































There was a time when i use to read any novel which i could find of,during my summer/winter holidays i use to rent many comics/novels per day and devour them.My reading speed was so fast that i use to need at least 3 novels or 10-15 comics per day.That was the time when i read most of other novelists like Om Prakash Sharma,Rajhans,Raanu,Sameer,Kushwaha Kant,Rajvansh and many others.

Here are the few scans of novels of those innumerable novelists.













































































You people must be knowing that screenplay along with dialogues and stills of successful Hindi movies were also used to published as novels by Hind Pocket Books in order to cash the success of these movies.Here are two such novels.

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kk said...

Very, very nice post.

Jaise maine pehle bhi kaaha hain, en comic, pocket book aur novel) ke kalakaron ne jo kaam likhit hindi ke prachaar ke liye kiya hain, woh shayad kisse aur ne naa kiya ho.

Dukh ki baat ye hain ki enka yogdaan so-called sahityakaar na toh samajh paye hain aur na hi unhone isko recognize kiya hain.

Par aapne Surendra Mohan Pathak na jikar nahin kiya. Woh bhi kaafi accha likhte hain.

Comic World said...

KK: Sahi kaha aapne,ye bal pocket aur novel writers bhi kisi sahityakar se kam nahi kyuki ye bhi healthy manoranjan uplabdh karate hain.
Surendra Mohan Pathak ka zikr isliye nahi kiya kyuki maine unka ek bhi novel pura nahi padha hai isliye unke bare me kuch bhi kehne ki position me nahi tha.

kk said...

P.S. In exactly the same way that the Tamil comics did for Tamil, Rafiqbhai. :)

विनीता यशस्वी said...

Bahut Acchi post lagayi hai apne...

Comic World said...

Vinita Yashasvi: Thanks and welcome Vinita Ji.

Rafiq Raja said...

Zaheer Bhai, jabse aapne hindi novel ke baare me likene ke baat kahi, tab se main aapke yeh post ka intejaar kar raha thaa...

maine kabhi kisi hindi novel poora pada nahi... par kaafi kuch unke baare me suna hoon...

bachpan me kuch tamil novels pade the.... mere bahno novels pe bahut dilchasp rak rahe the, jinke badaulat mujhe bhi unpe chahat chud gayi thi... par woh tab tak tha, jab maine poore tarah se comics leker chitro ke saath kahani padne shuru ki...

uske baat novels ke oopar ka chahat poora ut gaya... aur comics pe hi junoon bad gayi. log kehte the ki comics padnewale, badthe badthe novels par apni chahat badal lenge... par mujhe tho waisa kuch nahi huah... aaj bhi comics mere liye novels badiya hai...

aajkal jitne main comics padtha hoon, usme 1 percent bhi novels pad nahi paatha... shaayad chitro pe mera pyaar kabhi ghata hi nahi...

Novels ke baare me baat kare to, Tamil Novels ke pitamaha Rajesh Kumar ki naam jaroor leni chahihiye.... bina pade mai kisi hindi novel karthavo ke unke saath compare nahi kar saktha... par eh kah sakta hoon ki... 1500 tamil novels likkhe inhone guiness world record bhi kiye the.... yeha pe unke baare me ek ache writeup milta hai.... http://www.livemint.com/2008/09/08005445/Meet-Rajesh-Kumar-author-of-1.html?pg=2

KK bhai ki kehne ki tarah, hindi ya tamil, ye novel ki writerone jo kaam, apni language ke paatako ka apne bhasha padaayi ko behter karne me bahut madad ki hai, jiske baare mujhe ittala bhi shak nahi hai.


aapki 25 paise daily wages, mujhe bhi mere bachpan ke yaad lautayi gayi. chuttani ikkata kar karke jab tak main newspaper wale ke paas jaata tha... tab tak comics vagaira bik gayi thee... aaj paise hai, par kohi comics publication active nahi hai... yehi hai jindagi :)

purane yaad daurane, ke liye shukriya zaheer bhai.

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Nanak said...

kya kahen, wo bhi kya zamaana tha. Novels or comics ke peeche ek pagalpan chaya rahta tha. Aapne novels aur pocket books ke jo cover dikhaye to ek mahak si charon aur phail gayi. dil men ek hook uthne lagi. wahi purani betaabi aur tadap ragon men dodane lagi.
Ved Prakash Sharma ki lokpriyta ka to ye aalam tha ki unki novels ke market men aane se pahale filmon ki release ki tarah parche or charche har taraf phail jate the.
Rituraj was also a prominent name in the world of romantic and sentimental novels but there was no match for Gulshan Nanda. He was a bridge between Hindi literature and common people.
Thanks a lot KK for tinkling the strings of old memory.

kuldeep said...

Part-1

Hi CW/ ALL

your this post is no doubt post of the year 2009..

a very great post bringing so many old memories...

in this post you termed me as 'encyclopedia ' but CW so far in my life i have not seen a comic lover and collector like you..

within the comic book forums i saw so many people like anupam. Anuj, Ashish and so many ,other than you who are having a great deal of knowledge , collection like yours..

a gret work guys..

CW... comming back to your post..

your experinece on 'kafan tere bete ka' makes me to remember my experience..

as i said earlier novel were out of question to bring home so i made the deal with the book stall owner that i will read the novel in his book stall and pay him 50 Paise every day when i read sitting in his book stall..

absence from home for long hours , scared of being caught by father all were in mind but it took me only 4 days to finish the novel..

and i will use your line "was fully satisfied that my long wait (efforts) was rewarded finally."

after that I read all VPS novels..
slowly i diversified to MAnoj, gulshan nanda, Rituraj, Ranu, Parshu ram sharma ...

before i write about this novelist here is one correction in your post..

you wrote that Ved Prakash Sharma was inspired by Om Prakash Sharma but i donot think so..

it was ved prakash Kamboj who was writing Vijay series..

VPS got inspired by him and start writing with this character .. in Dehkate sahar he created Vikas and I believe 'teen tilenge' was his first non V -V novel..

Rest is history by all the title you mentioned in your post..

kuldeep said...

Part -2

when keshav pandit published there was a rave in the city reading community..

Kanun ka beta was welcomed in such a way when it was published that for 2 months i was not able to see the novel in my book stall..

so much was the demand..

10 Rs was Price of kanu ka beta and size was bigger then the standard size of novels those days..

before kanun ka beta published, in one of the filmi magazine that time VPS gave interview to some one, that some producer is going to make movie on keshav pandit and as per him the only person who can act as keshav pandit is no other then 'amitabh bachhan'

after reading kanun ka beta i was eagerly waiting for the move which was never made..

do you know that on VPS novel bahu mange insaf, Lallu, and even on Vidhwa ka pati bollywood movie were made..

bahu mange insaf-- Bahu ki awaj
Lallu.... sabe bada Khiladi
Vidhwa ka pati ... ( forgot)

his character 'keshav pandit then used by so many writers ( ghost writers to be precise) such as keshav pandit, Vinay prabhakar, Vikram sharma

( more on this writers in other post)

about other novelist..

yes I read Manoj, Prem bajpayee, Gulshan nanda , Ranu , Ritu raj and so many others who were writing mostly social stories.. amir garib, pyar, mohabbat , family drama etc..

among them i say manoj was best.. rituraj was second..

in manoj i belive it were 'ghost writers' who were writing and some of the good novels i can remeber are Aulad, bikhra pariwar, Vidhwa, Khilona..

Rituraj wrote .. Bada Aadmai, Bhikari..Phasi, sas ka insaf

Prem bajpayee also wrote some good novles..

Ranu most hit novel was i belive 'Pujari' ( it was a good novel)

kumar kashyap, Om prakash sharma , janpriya lekhak om prakash sharma were using character like jagan jugat, vikrant, mama butler ..

kumar kashyap was good in selecting novel names ( dunke ki chot pe, gulam begam badsah).. else him and Om prakash sharma were writing avergae stories with sex scenes only..

it was janpriya lekhak om prakash sharma who was popular but i was never able to understand his novels.. one novel i remember ' anjam khuda jane''

o ma what a crap novel..from start to end i was not able to get wht is this novel write is saying..


Parshu ram sharma wrote some very good novel ( if you know that Parshu ram sharma was writing angara series comics in Tulsi comics) His novel baz was very good followed by bazigar, benakab.

for novels My post will be very long and i will continue in next post

now answer to the question i asked you on VPS novel...

there were 2 novel by VPS.. Jurm ki ma and kubda..

story of 5 friends.. Dhamu, Palli, Sofia, Gopal and chandu..

the line i wrote was last line in kubda..

just to keep the novel post warm here is another question on VPS..

which novel name this line reminds you ..

1.

" jawab ek behad jabardast karn-bhedi dhamake ne diya aur lab me do jismo ke parkche ud gaye .. aur koi mi ka lal nahi bata saktha tha ki kaun sa jarra kiska hai.."

2..

sorry pandit jee mai aapki koi madad nahi kar sakta..

Keshav pandit madad lene wale ka nahi dene wale ka nam hai..


thanks for the great posting CW..

Comic World said...

Nanak: नानक भाई कॉमिक वर्ल्ड पर स्वागत है आपका.जी हाँ ठीक कहा आपने एक वक़्त था जब नॉवेल कल्चर अपने चरम पर था,लोकल libraries कुकुरमुत्ते की तरह हर तरफ उगी हुई थी,मार्केट में लेखकों की फौज पल रही थी,जहाँ एक तरफ गुलशन नंदा और मनोज पाठकों को रुलाने में व्यस्त थे,वही दूसरी ओर वेद प्रकाश शर्मा,सुरेन्द्र मोहन पाठक आदि पाठकों को रोमांच की जादुई दुनिया की सैर करने में लगे हुए थे.
अगर वयस्कों को उपन्यास दिमागी खुराक उपलब्ध करा रहे थे तो बच्चों को लुभाने में कॉमिक्स किसी तरह की कमी नहीं रख रहीं थीं,इंद्रजाल,मनोज चित्र कथा,अमर चित्र कथा इत्यादि कॉमिक्स उनके बचपन को रुपहला तथा यादगार बनाने में कोई कसर नहीं रखे हुए थीं.
आजकल के इन्टरनेट,विडियो,मोबाइल एवं एम् एम् एस कल्चर से कहीं ज्यादा आकर्षक तथा पवित्र बचपन था वो,अब जिसकी सिर्फ यादें मात्र ही शेष हैं,वर्तमान पोस्ट और प्रस्तुत ब्लॉग उन्ही चमकीली यादों की खोयी हुई चमक को दोबारा जीने का प्रयत्न मात्र है.

Abdul Qureshi said...

Zaheer Bhai,
great posting on pocket books, I used to read diamond pocket books and that was great, but I like comics more.
The only exception is ibne safi, I used to read all his novels and great fan of Imran and Faridi. I still reading these novels probably tenth or eleventh times and enjoying.

Ashish said...

Brilliant post Zaheer Bhai, it was really great to see the covers again. You really have great all round collection and all round knowledge.

It was really nice to read Kuldeep's comments also which were really informative. Thanks Kuldeep :-)

I really feel amazed that you guys remember so much; as I myself have forgotten a lot and remember things in bits and pieces only. It was really nice to recall all those memories though.

Thanks

Comic World said...

Rafiq Raja: Rafiq Bhai,thanks for kind words.Being a Tamil the interest and love you have towards Hindi comics/novels is admirable.
Yes,rightly mentioned the people who starts with comics also becomes novel readers after adolescence,myself being no exception,but love for comics was/is always there.
There was a time when i was fully devoted to novels as at those time Manoj Chitra Katha was on the path of its decline and somehow other comics were not readily available and i became addicted to novels,which became my weakness.
This novel reading era continued but comics always acquired the softest corner of my heart,time passed and shortage of time crept with maturity due to which novels were left behind along with comics.
Later this blog happened,comic love erupted like volcano,which forced me to morph into a serious comic collector and during one such comic hunt these old novels bumped into,all memories associated with them rained like exploded fire particles and i was bound to take those novels also which you have seen here.
Novels are the mirror of the culture and language of that particular area.I use to read famous stories and novels of famous writers of any language off course through their translated version.
I would certainly love to read the translated version of famous novels of Rajesh Kumar if i can find here any.
Your support and comments do form a very important part of this blog,hope you will always let them flowing like that.

Comic World said...

Kuldeep: ...(Pehli Baat)...
Dear Kuldeep,first of all a big thank to you for such a informative,nostalgic and long comment.Yours are the type of comments which are full of information and nostalgia binded together with lucid language and impressive way of presentation.These type of comments provide me the necessary enthusiasm to prepare for my next post.
Prior to your comment in the last post i was not having in mind to post anything except something on Bal Pocket Books,but when you mentioned VPS in your comment i was inspired to include VPS and other novelists in this particular post.
So,in short you are the main inspiring force behind this post including Ashish also.Till now i have never come across with such a 'knowledge bank' over comics and novels.
Your this long comment is inspiring me to reply in the same manner by recalling those sweet days when there was nothing for me to think except comic and novels,when the arrival of summer holidays means the arrival of paradise,when there was nothing to do whole day except reading comics/novels,cycling,
flying kites,flying "Par-Teeli"(do you know whats 'par-teeli') and playing with 'Kunchey'(marbles).
These were the days of around '83-'84 when i was seriously infected by comics and novels and was the most productive customer of the local library as use to hire at least 3 novels and other reading stuff per day.
Soon when funds shortage began due to limited pocket money the idea of opening up my personal library crept in the mind with the basic thought in mind to read all the comics first and then put them on rent.
Worked hard to convince my mother to invest a amount of Rs.100/- for the library putting explanation that by this she can save that pocket money which she use to give me as i will be keeping the earnings from library as my pocket money as well as capital for purchasing further comics for library.
Mother agreed and my library came into shape in my drawing room where i use to purchase Manoj/Diamond and other comics set on the very 1st day,read them religiously 1st myself and then put in library.
Library continued till next few years,i was happy and mother was also happy as in her view now we kids were 'earning' something and use to stay in home instead of roaming outside for cycling,flying kites and Par-Teeli.
After 12th when i took admission in a professional course at AMU,during my holidays i use to visit home and don't forgot to hire novels and comics from a city library.These were the days when Manoj comics began losing its charm,Indrajal comics was already closed and Raj comics were started,so my main focus was on novels,and read innumerous novels including of Om Prakash Sharma,Sameer,Ranu,Prem Bajpaye,Parshu Ram Sharma,Gulshan Nanda,Raj Hans,James Hadley Chase etc...but VPS being the favorite.
Yeah,Kuldeep,thanks for pointing out the error in post,yes,VPS was inspired by Ved Prakash Kamboj and his 1st non V-V novels was certainly "Teen Tilange".

Comic World said...

....Doosri Baat...
Now coming to more on VPS,i also remember the days of 'Kanoon Ka Beta',it was priced at Rs.10/- and was bigger in size than the normal novels.
I was not able to find it for few initial months,later i found it a local 'Paan Shop',and i was prompt to buy it at a rate of half the cover price.
Read it and was highly impressed by the story and VPS,who till then had became a role model writer to me.
Yeah,i remember a VPS interview in filmy magazine "Sushma",where he mentioned that a film was going to be made on Keshav Pandit & Kanoon Ka Beta with Amitabh Bachchan to play the lead role.I was enthralled to read this as Amitabh was my favorite hero of those time and VPS was the dream writer,but soon my hopes got shattered when i read Amitabh's interview in the same magazine a month later that he was not approached to play any such role in the movie based on VPS novel.
Yes,i remember very well 'Bahu Ki Awaz' and 'Sabse Bada Khiladi',but was disappointed to see these movies as director/writer failed to transform the true theme/magic of novel on celluloid.
As an avid movie buff and analyst i do understand that its very complicated to generate and transform the literature magic to silver screen as movies are totally a director work,also movie screen play is totally different from novel plot,hence to interwove both is a job requiring different type of high talent.
I was a avid reader and enthusiast of VPS till 'Kokh Ka Moti' or so,his later novels failed to impress me as his earlier used to.
"Beewi Ka Nasha,Dahez Me Revolver,Madari,Wo Sala Khaddar Wala,Vardi Wala Gunda,Shikhandi"..etc were the novels which i find quite ordinary considering VPS genius,hence was not impressed much by them and failed to keep them in memory.
Presently also,i do read his new novels but hardly find any novel of that stature as "Dharmyudh,Sabhi Deewane Daulat Ke"...etc.
Inferior page and printing quality also adds to my dislike.
Now the answer of the quiz asked by you,novels,from which you have taken these lines are among one of my favorites.
1." jawab ek behad jabardast karn-bhedi dhamake ne diya aur lab me do jismo ke parkche ud gaye .. aur koi mi ka lal nahi bata saktha tha ki kaun sa jarra kiska hai.."

These lines are taken from VPS 100th novel "Qaidi No.100"

2.'sorry pandit jee mai aapki koi madad nahi kar sakta..
Keshav pandit madad lene wale ka nahi dene wale ka nam hai..'


These lines are taken from VPS 99th novel "Hatya Ek Suhagin Ki"

Now two questions for you to keep the comments alive.
1.The heading of one of the VPS letters in his novel was "Kisan Apna Maal Khud Bechne Aaya Hai" &

2."Kya Revolver Ki Noke Per Upanyas Likhwaya ja Sakta Hai"

can you tell which were these two novels carrying these headings of VPS letter.

Comic World said...

Abdul: Welcome Abdul bhai,its my pleasure that you find present post entertaining.Pls keep coming.

Comic World said...

Ashish: Welcome Ashish.Well,these are memories of childhood which are etched in cerebrum,hence very difficult to fade unless old age deteriorates them.

kk said...

RafiqBhai, hats off to your efforts to read what we wrote and to write in Hindi! I was afraid that being a Tamil Speaker, we are unnecessarily excluding u by commenting in Hindi. :)

Zaheerbhai, Vardi Wala Gunda, isn't that VPS' most famous novel? I have heard he basically wrote about Rajiv Gandhi's assasination in that novel. Is that true? Also, alas, since I have spent most of my novel-reading childhood outside the north, I never read more than one Surendra Mohan Pathak. But slowly, slowly I will remove this short-coming. :)

Comic World said...

KK: Rightly mentioned KK,its surprising and admiring to see Rafiq Bhai efforts to put up a comment in Hindi.This is his real tribute to our mother tongue.
KK bro i am not able to recall the story line of 'Vardi Wala Gunda' as i was pretty disappointed after reading this much hyped novel because of my high expectations associated with it,may be Kuldeep can throw some light over it.

मोहम्मद कासिम said...

assalamalekum! kaise ho?
good post

itni purana yade tajj kara di
sukriya

kuldeep said...

Vichar -1 of 4 -- comics

Hi All

did any one notice the comment of Rafiq Saheb.."aaj paise hai, par kohi comics publication active nahi hai... yehi hai jindagi :)

such a sentimental comment and truly from heart.. and this is a fact also..

In 2007 in my India visit i was appalled to see that book shops are getting closed. Libraries are closed and kids talk more about DVD, video games etc but books /comics no one put hands on..

As i saw both the times when comics reading were on top and now a days when kids hardly know the comics..

( we will not talk about who to blame as we all know those things)

What i want to say is that with time lots of factor affected the popularity of one particular comics..

when i recall my comics reading habits I say the type of comics we read were full of all type of flavours..

Parag, Nanadan , Chamapk, suman sourabh -- stories with good moral values, general knowledge

Dimond comics.. Adventure, Desh-prem, bravery

ACK.. indian history, Mythology

Manoj.. Magic, Humour, raja rani,aventure

Deewana, Madhu Muskan.. Humour

I learned lots of lesson from this comics.. My Hindi knowledge, writing was very good because of this readings

I didnot learned bad habits of drinking ,smoking because of stories of this comics making the kid a good human for the future

I developed my sense of humour reading this comics..

My inclination for Science was boosted by reading comics..

But with time we lost good writers and comics started loosing the colours..

(to be continued...)

kuldeep said...

Vichar -2 of 4 -- comics

I remember that once Vimal Chaterjee in Manoj, Ashu in Dimond , Jagdish, H I pasha in Madhu Muskan ( and so many notable writer in there comics) stoppped writing the story line of comics started fading.. we tried to go for new comics e.g. Raj and read some good comics but again When Raj comics started humon character to fight with Devi devta all the time ,the interest on raj comics also start fading..

I was so much annoyed with Raj when they started writing comics based on Hollywood horror movies on the name of 'thrill horror suspense'..

(Recall 'ek katora khoon, Fredi series)

Bhedia, anthony these type of character in the name of comic reading.. simply hated..


now a days when i see the picture and graphics of Raj I cannot believe that this publication gave us 'grand master Robo'


Here in Autralia i saw comic books so called graphic novels full of western character e.g. Hulk, Flash,spider man and Japanese animation character and lot more i never heard or saw....

some of the graphic novel cover page is so absence that i wonder this is for kids , teenage or for full adults.. ?

I try to turn pages to feel my old days but that fragrance is no where..

i put them back ... come back from library .. open my computer and read the downloaded Indrajal .. or so..


but again this is life.. good things comes to an end..

i have read thousand of comics but for me the master piece, Monalisa , taj-mahal of all comics will always be fauladi singh trio ( globe ka antank, dreamland ka badsah aur antriksh me sangram)..

for novel it will always be 'alphanse ki shadi . kafan tere bete ka' ( pl read next post)

CW.. Thanks to efforts of people like you who are still giving us air to feel the fragrance of those days when all was pure.. bright and inspiring ..

kuldeep said...

Vichar --3 of 4 (Comics Novels and bal pocket books)

in my last post i was talking about novels and bal pocket Books..

CW I was not open that much when posting of Indrajal
comics was going on..because i was not having that much
thoughts with indrajal..

my thoughts start erupted only when i saw madhumuskan ,
deewana , manoj , Dimond and so many others in the
posts..

bringing so many memories back..

in line with your experience those days..
when our exam results were out.. my father take all of us to
market to get things what we desired..

My elder sister was crazy for 'chat, gol gappa'

me and my younger brother were crazy for Comics and we
try to find the day when lots of new comics have come on
book stand so that we can buy all..

my father was generous like king kuber that particular day
because of good exam results we were having..

I miss those days..

in 2007 I went to my old city ' Raigarh, Chattis garh' after
25 years and saw the book stall where I used to buy
comics and believe me my eyes went wet..

Bal Pocket books..( let me collects some more thoughts
on this.. I will post in my other post later on.. )

kuldeep said...

Vichar --4 of 4 (Novels)

in continuation to my old post..

other than SMP, VPS , OPS, RR GN , Manoj there were lots of
writers in the market.. I read at lest one novel of each writer to
see how good or bad they are..

Reason was obvious.. my reading speed was very fast
and the novels of SMP/VPS were not getting published in
that rate.. and that was the another reason that i repeated VPS/SMP
novles 20-30 time ( except AKS and ktbk read more that
150 times)

my experience of other writers were not encouraging.. most
of the novelist (read ghost writers)were one novel wonder.
some did use fancy lines as advertisement or fancy titles
such as 'jurm ka khuda' , paisa he bhagwan , aankh wala
andha , sabse bhada ghotala, sabse bada jurm.. but the
story , characterization was so poor that 'ki maine to tauba
bol di'

this novelist were vinay prabhakar, praksah parashar,
Sanjay gupta, Vikram sharma , Anil Mohan etc..

later on market was flooded with novelist like Keshav
pandit , Dinesh thakur, reema bharti, darling, arjun pandit
who were writing more like soft porn,cheap story and you
had 3 options for these novels..

1. kill the writer.
2. Burn the novel.
3. donot read, see the novel, novelist name again ..

I opted the 3rd option..

some of the novel from other writers were good but say
first 1 or 2 else all were full of crap only..

for example..

Tiger.. lash ki zinda ankhe/Karishma aankho ka

Vikram sharma : andhe ka kanun/Daulat ki Deewar

some of this novelist created there own character to match
VPS keshav pandit and in their story line their created
character was fighting with keshav pandit in court but none
of the novel was good enough to match master piece of
VPS keshav pandit and kanun ka beta..

in 2007 my India visit on book stores I saw novels from those writer only for which I
gave you 3 options..

currently I am stick to SMP and VPS only..

my relatives take the pain to send me novels of SMP and
VPS to Australia and for Comics I am totally depended on
the work done by you guys in the various blogs)

thanks ..
( last post is on VPS.. sorry if i took too much space this time to write)

kuldeep said...

Last Vichar --( VPS only)

First about... Vardi wala Gunda

this was the most advertised novel from VPS and certainly it didn’t met the expectations of readers..

story line was good but the magic of VPS was missing..

It was story of one corrupt police officer ( Tejaswi Kumar) who was keeping his front image as honest, strict and law abiding police officer ... but in actual he was opposite to this and planned to kill one leader along with terrorist group..

story has Rajeev Gandhi assassination touch but not the usual suspense what was in old novels..

the ending was no doubt superb.. Later on (in 2008) in Hindustan Danik one article was published mentioning this novel ( I read it online and i have that article.. (CW if u say I will send you by email)..

'wo sala khaddarwala ' was far better than this..

Vijay aur Keshav pandit, dehaj me revolver, Jigar ka tukda Jurm ki ma, were some very good novels which were from VPS firm Tulsi pocket books ..

madari series, mera beta sabka baap , Kathputli had ok story ..

But with time list of 'vahiyat' novels keep on increasing from VPS..

Karigar, Shikhandi, ram-baan, damru wala, kala angrez, phirangee ,ved mantra, hatyara mangalsutra and latest keshav pandit ki wapsi..

CW/All .. if someone gives you this novels to read then surely he want to kill you by mental torcher..

AVOID at any cost..

the hatred of VPS novels is reflected well by readers of SMP and the novel names I listed above are main cause of it..

orkut VPS forum is silent but SMP forum is quite active..( so is Manoj comics). Frankly with VPS new novels all the old fans ( including me ) are so angry that writing even comments on novels is too much ..

But I bet that old novels of VPS are still un-matchable..

coming back to old ..

Did u read VPS novels 'ek aur Abhimanyu', sare jaha se oocha'

Vijay vikas .. Kranti series..


I wish VPS can get his old touch like this novels..

lastly..

about the quiz on VPS..

you were correct on first one and the answer is 'quadi no 100 but missed the second one..

2.'sorry pandit jee mai aapki koi madad nahi kar sakta..
Keshav pandit madad lene wale ka nahi dene wale ka nam hai..'

These lines are taken from VPS novel ' bahu mange insaf'

answer of your questions..


1.The heading of one of the VPS letters in his novel was "Kisan Apna Maal Khud Bechne Aaya Hai" &

sure answere in this ' vijay aur keshav pandit' ..lock kiya jaye..

2."Kya Revolver Ki Noke Per Upanyas Likhwaya ja Sakta Hai"

not sure.. either Lallu or Dahej me Revolver

kuldeep said...

hey CW

what is "Par-Teeli" ???

Silly Boy. said...

Just joined the office after a long forced holidays. Imeediately visit your blogs and see your last four posts. Your last four posts are my dream posts. They are megnum opus of even your own posts.
Thanks for publishing my article on Motu-Patlu.
A little busy nowadays so shall write my comments on each post later on.
Anyway Nanmun in Sarita was created by Pankaj Goswami and not by Alok Bhagav. Mr. Alok Bhagav created Shrimatiji and some other independent one/two/three or one or two pages cartoon features for Sarita, Mukta, Grehshobha and Saras Salil. I have a cut and paste comic of Shrimatiji and Nanmun.

Vijay Kumar Sappatti said...

zaheer bhai

aapki is post ne mujhe pata nahi kis duniya me lekar chali gayi ..ahhhhhhhhhhhhha

yaar , aap to bus jaadugar ho . main kya kahun .. aapke posts mujhe aapka deewana banakar rakhe hai .. yaar ,itna khazana rakha kahan hai mere dost .. mujhe ab phir se aana honga aapke ghar "daaka" daalne ke liye ..

hats off to you boss.

vijay

Vijay Kumar Sappatti said...

zaheer bhia , main phir aa gaya , aapki ye post ,mere lihaaz se aapki sabse behatreen post hai ..isme koi shaq nahi hai ...

aapki mehnat ko main salaam karta hoon mere dost ..

aapka vijay

haan , meri nayi poem padhiyenga jarur.. aapko acha lagenga .

Silly Boy said...

For Mr. Kuldeep:- Sir Parshu Ram Sharma also created Nagraj. The first few comics of Nagraj were written by PRS. Mr. S.C. Bedi of I/Q fame created Gagan.
For Mr. Rafiq Raja:- Sir, my SALAM to you. It is really fantastic to read your comments in Hindi. People like me who claim Hindi as their mother tongue are more at ease in English then in Hindi. It is really unfortunate but it is like that. I share your feelings when you mentioned that when we had comics we had no money and now we have money we have no comics.
For Mr. Zahir:- Brother I am feeling missed out as due to time constraint I am not able to put my thoughts on this topic where so many pioneers are discussing so many nice things. But wait for me I shall bounce with much power.

Comic World said...

Mohd.Qasim: Walekumassalama!I am fine,thanks.
You are welcome,pls keep visiting.

Comic World said...

Kuldeep: Dear Kuldeep once again thanks for keeping a long,healthy,vibrant and interesting discussion alive by your active and impressive comments.
Yes,Rafiq Bhai truly said "Aaj paisa hai per wo comics aur wo justuju(eagerness) nahi hai"....
I remember very well the eagerness,hunger and greed by which i use to watch at colorful comics placed on book stalls,i remember very well how difficult it was for me to chose a single comic out of the heap to buy with my limited amount of pocket money,i remember very well the kind gesture of those book stall owners who sometimes use to allow me to turn pages of new comics despite of knowing that i would not be able to buy any of those 'new' comic.
In mid 80's there used to be many local libraries,on road footpath one can find many road side vendors selling old books/comics,in cinema halls during intervals hawkers used to sell comics/books to movie goers.
My own library used to be flooded during summer vacations with many kids reading comics sitting there only on half the normal rent.I still have kept preserved the stamps by which i use to stamp the comics of my library along with that box in which the daily earnings of library were kept.
But slowly slowly all those bright scenes got vanished,now no more local libraries,no more road side comic vendors,no more hawkers in cinema halls selling comics during intervals and no more of my library except few comics of that era,rubber stamps and earning box.
Kuldeep,reading habit,alike you also have had helped me in many ways.I was the lone student in my class of my English medium convent school to obtain 85% marks in Hindi in board exams of 10th standard,all due to reading habit of comics/novels,because of reading habit i never became successful in sporting any bad habit such as smoking,chewing tobacco/gutkha,drinking etc though i tried casually to adopt smoking once.
Many thoughts and memories are reeling in mind,let me arrange them sequentially before penning down some more......

Comic World said...

(in continuation...)
While trying to remember those comics which left their life long impact on me the prominent names which comes to mind are Indrajal comics,Manoj comics,Madhumuskans,Diamond Comics,Amar Chitra Katha and then other lesser known comics such as Nutan Chitra Katha,Goversion comics,Dalton Comics,Star Comics,Tulsi Comics etc.Let me talk one by one about the prominent ones.
1.Indrajal Comics: These are the comics which i read very first in my life and of which i am highly impressed and addicted than any other,mainly because of Vetal(Phantom),Mandrake and Bahadur.I won't discuss much on them,as presently center of discussion is other than these.
2.Manoj Chitra Katha: These are my second favorites and most read.I remember reading them from their very first set till then when there glory began to fade because of loose and pretty ordinary story plot.There is lot more to say/discuss about them,which will be continued accordingly.
3.Diamond Comics: Comics which contained most variety and volume of comics right from Chacha Chaudhry,Fauladi Singh to Ankur,Paltu and many others.I remember reading their very 1st issues in 1980 with Lambu-Motu impressing me most with their very 1st issue.Apart from L-M the other characters which impressed me most are Fauladi Singh,Billoo,Pinky,Raman,Chhotu-Lambu,Motu-Patlu etc.
These comics are still in publication but the charm and appeal of those characters is lost.
3.Madhumuskans: Nothing to say about them,their humor quality was unmatched.Jagdish being the main protagonist along with Ansar Akhtar,H.I.Pasha,Harish Sudan and Hussain Zamin was just superb.
Still longs for their old copies and take eagerly whenever can find any.
4.Amar Chitra Katha: Equally good comic series though not read very much of them at those times,but read many a much of them at a later 'matured' stage.Have many of them,still use to read and analyze them as they have used a wide variety of illustrators than any other comics.

The present comment seems to be a long one,and afraid can continue endlessly unless i apply brakes.
So Kuldeep coming to the quiz,yes,correctly pointed out,that dialogue is from "Bahu Mange Insaf" and not from "Hatya Ek Suhagin Ki".
Well,as far as my questions are concerned you have answered the 1st question correctly('Kisan Apna Maal...) but for the second one i have doubts,let me confirm from the novel itself before declaring any answers as i have put up these questions purely on memory basis,which needs to be confirmed first.
(and yes,i will answer later what is "Par-Teeli")

Comic World said...

Silly Boy: Hey buddy,you were being missed here.I was wondering where you are..was thinking might you be on a long comic hunt..Certainly waiting to hear from you,and thanks for the information about Nanmun.

Comic World said...

Vijay Kumar Sappatti: विजय भाई तहेदिल से शुक्रिया आपकी इस हौसला-अफजाई का,आपको पुर-सुकुनीयत का अगर एक लम्हा भी एहसास करा पाई ये पोस्ट तो मेरा मकसद कामयाब हो गया.
आपकी दुआएं और शीराना अंदाज़ बहुत कीमती हैं मेरे लिए,मेहरबानी करके इन्हें ऐसे ही बनाएं रखें.

Comic World said...

Silly Boy: Waiting for your precious comments buddy.Fire them thick and quick.

kk said...

vetaal ka jadoo kuch alag hi tha - usko paidne se pehle hi hosh udth jaat the. bilkul ussi tarah jaise koi ashiq apne mehboob ke liya tadap ta hain, hum ussi tarah vetal, shaitain aur hero ke kaarnaame ke liye tadapde tey. Aur padne ke baad, sab pyaas kuch hadh tak bujh gayee ho, us adventure ko man hi man dorana. Har ek adventure main kuch nayapaan khojna - chaghey woh vetal ke purvaj ke bare main ho, chahey woh usse alag alag desho ke addon ke barey main. ya woh koyi nahi "junglee" kahawat. :)

kuldeep said...

Hi Comic World..

for the second quiz of VPS by you ..

2."Kya Revolver Ki Noke Per Upanyas Likhwaya ja Sakta Hai"

I gave you answer as Lallu and DMR but i think the answeer must be

" wo sala Khaddarwala.."

check pl..

Comic World said...

KK: Correct KK,vetal ki baat hi kuch aur hai,Lee Falk ke pen ke jaadu ka to koi muqabla hi nahi.

Comic World said...

Kuldeep: I don't think that the answer will be WSK,as i remember reading this novel around 'Beewi Ka Nasha' or 'Kanoon Ka Pandit' period as VPS gave excuse for his last miserably flopped novel by quoting these lines.

Comic World said...

Kuldeep: Buddy since i forgot to answer what was asked by you in your comments hence answering it here.
Yes,I read and have "Ek Aur Abhimanyu & Sare Jahan Se Ooncha",and these are among the best novels of VPS.The whole concept of EAA was itself very thrilling..Vikas being trapped by Jackie in a chakravyuh,how he fights,how Vijay was arrested by Mike..simply superb.
At those times VPS was having a unique quality of quoting/using mythological/epics tales in his novels as in the mentioned series he used the concept of famous 'Chakravyuh' by Dronacharya and prepared a interesting plot on it.
VPS quoted one such Mahabharata tale in his other novel 'Kafan Tere Bete Ka',can you tell what was that tale and in which context it was used.

kuldeepjain said...

it was tale of Vribhuvahan.. whose head was hung to a tree to see the mahabharat..

when after the war finished every warrior was claiming that he killed most of the enemies.. lord krishan took all of them to Vribhuvahan and he told that whole war was fought by Lord Krishna and his Sudarshan chakra..

this VPS used in KTBK when 'bogan' was explaining Vijay team that all this game was master minded by 'sing-hee' and Vijay said this story in his cool sadhabahar tone.. " ama yar bogan ye to wahi bat hui...'

when i am talking to you about AKS and KTBT belive me CW in 26 years i have not found a single person to talk about this novel..

my friends who used to read english novel mocked at me about my choice of novels..( wish we both have met that time )

yesterday i was watching sabse bada khiladi which was based on Lallu (VPS) and then i remembered that akshya kumar another movie "international Khiladi' was also based on VPS novel..

what is the name of that novel ???

मोहम्मद कासिम said...

मेरे ब्लाग पर आपका स्वागत है
http://sim786.blogspot.com/

कृपया अपने अमुल्य सुझाव एवं टिप्पणी दे।

Comic World said...

Kuldeep: Yeah,correctly answered about KTBK.The whole plot of AKS and KTBK is so novel and thrilling that it directly impresses every Indian,as we all have a hidden desire in our heart to get our pride,'Kohinoor',back.
Also rightly mentioned that normally peoples avoid to discuss about Hindi novels or disclose their habit of reading Hindi stuff.I too faced similar kind of situation when almost all my convent school class mate use to read comics/novels in English except me.They use to take my Hindi comics/novels reading habit in a bit strange way.
Kuldeep at the moment i am not able to recall anything about that novel over which 'International Khiladi' was based except the fact that the name of main character in that novel was some 'Deshraj Thakkar',see if this can help you in identifying the novel.

Comic World said...

Md.Qasim: Nice write up Qasim,left my reaction over your blog.Check it.

kk said...

Kuldeepbhai, If someone having taste for literary novelists like Tagore, Premchand, Dickens, Tolstoy etc criticises it is one thing, but I am sure the "English" novels your friends read were the usual pulp like Sidney Sheldon, James Hadley Chase, Alistair Mclean etc. :)
Aaj bhi hum Angrez ke ghulam hain ki jab unke log likhe toh oonda aur jab hamare aapne hamari bhasa main likhe toh ghatiya?

kuldeepjain said...

Hi CW

i know the name of novel but just as a quiz i thought to ask you..

the novel name was 'Suhag se bada'

KK..

u said it correctly.. all my frineds used to read all the english fictions.. they used to laugh on the names of the hindi novels.. and used to say.. hindi novelist copy from english novels, they donot do any research..

now here in Sydney i donot have option of hindi reading but English reading only and i read lots of English fictions..


luckily most of them were very good but belive me the 'kick' what hindi novels or reading gives they are no match to that..

मोहम्मद कासिम said...

शुकिर्या जहीर भाई
लेकिन मेरा इनाम कॊहा है

Comic World said...

Kuldeep: Yes,recalled now,it was 'Suhag Se Bada'.
Infact after 'Kokh Ka Moti' none of the VPS novel impressed me of that much level as his earlier novels used to do,hence naturally charm and interest towards later novels got declining,though i still use to read his new novels at there arrival,but the curiosity,the wait,the eagerness which was before is never there.
Can you recall the name of that novel in which Sherlock Holmes son,'Vikal',was introduced!!

Comic World said...

Qasim: कासिम भाई,आपके इनाम के मुताल्लिक़ मेल आपको भेजी है,पढ़कर जवाब दीजियेगा.

deep said...

Hi Zaheer, very good post indeed.parh ke bahut se purani yaden tazza ho gayen.thanx a lot. but i think aap surinder mohan pathak ke sath insaf nahi kar rahe.woh lagataar bahut ascha likhtey aa rahey hain.un ke kisi novel ka koe jikar nahi jab ke unke novels ab english mai be anuvadh ho rahe hain.


Ek aur writer the kushwaha kant ji unhon ne be kush bahut aschey novels likhey hain.

Unhon ne ik three books ke series mai talismi aur yadoo bhari story likhi thee. ka aap uss ka name bata sakte ho?

Comic World said...

Deep: Yes Deep,unfortunately i haven't yet read any complete novel of SMP,long ago i tried to read his one or two novels but unfortunately i didn't liked the few pages which i read hence couldn't dared to continue.Thats why was not feeling myself able to comment over his novels.
But thinking to read few of his famous novels in order to have a feel of his pen,will comment then over him.
Yes,i read few novels of Kushwaha Kant,but was not very much impressed with him,also unable to recall those stories asked by you.

kuldeepjain said...

Hi CW..

the novel name was " khoon ne rang badla "

the character 'vikal ' was introduced there and then in V-V 'mat ro ma ' there was small role of Vikal as well..

Deep...

yes Deep we are not touching SMP and CW is to be blamed for this..

His this wonderful post took me to the old memory lane when i was kid and addicted to VPS ..

Now a days when I also read SMP over VPS I donot have any emotional touch with SMP books ( read them as good reading material only ) wheras VPS has lots of 'purani yade' linked school, college, job ..

using the CW post i am just wallowing in those old days..

Sorry about absense os SMP there..

frankly if we will talk about all the novel writers , this post of CW may list to Guinesse record as longest post on web..

u must be knowing that in Orkut SMP forum is active and my inputs are also there..

Comic World said...

Kuldeep: Correct Kuldeep,you certainly are the database of all VPS novels...in this context i am remembering few lines from movie 'Sholay' where Soorma Bhopali(Jagdeep) boasts of himself and mouths these lines "Hamara naam Soorma Bhopali koi aise hi nahi hai"...on the same pretext i wish to say "tumhara naam Kuldeep koi aise hi nahi hai...." .....lolz...
Well,another novel which i liked much of VPS later era was "Chakravyuh",how you find that novel!!
I am also thinking to dedicate a whole single post to each of timeless novelists such as Premchand(from no.1-100),Gulshan Nanda,VPS and others.
Have you read any novel of Col.Ranjeet!!

deep said...

Hi Zaheer,

if u want to read SMP then u should read "meree jaan ke dushman","65 lakh ke docaity","maut ka nach" etc.

Kushwaha kant ke un novels ke naam hain:
1.khoon ka pyassa
2.Rakat Mandir
3.Danav desh

Yeh i read many Col.ranjeet's novel. Remember sonia, malti etc and of course his dog crocodile.

To Kuldeep yes i read ur comments on Orkut SMP forum.
and i pray ke yeh post kabhi katam na ho ur iss ka naam jaroor he Guinese record mai aye.

Comic World said...

Deep: I will keep in mind these novels and will take them at first opportunity.
I remember social and romantic novels of KK,guess have not read these novels mentioned by you.
By the way the image in your profile suggests that you are a fan of Dharmendra...so do i.I became his fan after watching movie "Sholay" in my childhood...some of his other my favorites movies are 'Charas,Pratigya,Dillagi,Chupke-Chupke,Satyakam,Ram-Balram'..and many other.

deep said...

yes well guess. i m a big fan of Dharmendra from my chilhood. College ke dino me uske films ka pahle din phela show dekhta tha.yaha tak ke video parlor mai ja kar akela he uss ke movie lagva kar dekh leta tha.lagbag sare films uske dakee hain.

Ashish said...

Hi Deep

I read SMP but remember only "Lash Gaayab", Sunil series was something which I liked most in SMP. I remember one dialog where Sunil says "Abhi ye lash udhegi to bajoo ki lash to dekhkar kyaa kahegi? Yehi ke iska kafan mere kafan se safed kaise".

Yaraan naal baharaan, mele mtraan de :-)

deep said...

Hi Ashish

yeh "lash gaayab" is a good sunil series novel

Yaraan naal baharan, mele mitraan de is takia kalaam of sunil's friend ramakant.
apart from sunil series sudhir kohli,jeeta etc are also good and vimal series ke pahiley 15 or so novels ka to koe jawab nahi.

but i think SMP is at his best in thrillers like "meree jaan ke dushmaan" "kagaj ke nav" etc. list is very long.

Comic World said...

Deep: Deep nice to know that you are also a big fan of Dharmendra alike me.
Can you tell in which movie Dharmendra was a hero against former chief minister of Tamil Nadu!!
Also can you tell which was that movie in which only back of Dharmedra was shown in whole movie and a very famous song was filmed on him,which was that song!!

Ashish said...

@Deep

Yes I too had read Vimal (Sardar Surendra Singh Sohal; I hope I remember the name correctly). But funny things attracts me more, and I guess that is a reason I liked Sunil series most. Apart from his usual crime related stories, I liked his ventures as a secret service agent. And off-course used to dream how it would be to drive an M. V. Agausta America :-)

I forgot the news paper name which Sunil used to work in? Do you remember?

deep said...

Hi Zaheer
Of course i tell u
Dharmendra was hero against former chief minister of TN i.e Jayalalitha in "Izzat"
And "Khamoshi" is the movie in which back of Dharmenra was shown, Song is "tum pukar lo, tumhara intzar hai".Rajesh khanna & Waheeda rahmaan were in main lead.

To Ashish
News papaer in which sunil work is "Blast".

Comic World said...

Deep: Absolutely correct Deep!!One more for you..can you name the movies in which Amitabh and Dharmendra worked together including those of guest appearances too.

deep said...

Hi Zaheer..
Amitabh and dharmendra worked togeather in
1.Chupke Chupke
2.Solhey
3.Ram Balram as leading pair
And
Guddi mai amitabh guest role mai tha.
Andha kanoon mai Dharmendra guest role mai tha.
Charandas aur Surma bhopali mai dono guest appearance mai thee.

Comic World said...

Deep: Deep apart from those movies mentioneded by you,Amitabh and Dharmedra also worked in these movies.
1.Kunwara Baap(1974)(Guest Appearnace)
2.Chhoti Si Baat(1975)(G.A.)
3.Film Hi Film(1983)
4.Hum Kaun Hain(2004)

deep said...

Hi Zaheer...

unfortunately i have not seen any of these. Asal mai mainey dusre actors ke jayada movies nahi dekhi hain.

BTW Kushwaha kant ke un teen novels mai bahut aschi talismi & yaduee story hai.

Comic World said...

Deep: From those left out movies i will recommend at least to watch 'Chhoti Si Baat' and 'Kunwara Baap' to you.If you loves light hearted movies then you will certainly love "Chhoti Si Baat"(1975).I like this particular movie very much and used to see whenever its aired in channels and i have time.
I will be looking for those novels of KK.

deep said...

HI Zaheer..

Can u tell me which actors worked in these movies pls.

deep said...

Ohhh!!!! i remember song "janemaan janemaan tere do nayyan" oh my god how can i forget that.

Comic World said...

Deep: In 'Kunwara Baap'(1974) Mehmood was in the lead role along with 'Bharati,Vinod Mehra and Vinod Khanna' with 'Amitabh,Dharmendra,Yogita Bali' etc playing guest roles.Kunwara Baap was Mehmood's biggest hit,in this movie Mehmood worked together with his father 'Mumtaz Ali',a famous dancer and character artist of his times.
Yes,the song 'Janemant-janeman tere do nayan chori chori.....'sung by Yesudas and Asha.
"Chhoti Si Baat'(1975) was starred by 'Amol Palekar,Vidhya Sinha,Ashok Kumar,Asrani' and 'Amitabh,Dharmendra' being in guest appearances.
Yes,that song.."Janeman-janeman tere do nayan,chori-chori leke gaye mera mann...." sung by Yesudas and Asha.

deep said...

@Zaheer
Ok, i am going to watch these this sunday.
And also send u some covers of SMP novels and a rare cover of KK novel on this sunday.

Comic World said...

Deep: Sure,will wait for those.

Silly Boy. said...

Buddy this post is surely going to be your most commented post. Congratulations to you. I am afraid that I cannot offer much comments on Hindi novels as till yet I have read only two novels of this genre. In fact I read those also by maintaining cetain secrery as my father was deadly against reading this genre of novels. So I read only two of them and I did not find them interesting and good read and there and then ended my story of reading these novels. I have never read a VPS novel. Though I had read many literary novels by Premchand, Hari Shankar Parsai, Dharamveer Bharti etc. I read Dharamveer Bharti's Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda a number of times. I do not know whether you have read it or not but it is a worth reading. Nowadays I usually buy old novels of any genre though finding time for reading these novels is very difficult to me. I buy them just for the sake of their cover and their covers are sometimes of very great art-work. Recently I bought Sone Ki Lanka by Gulshan Nanda. I have never read Gulshan Nanda but bought the novel for the sake of art on its cover. You have presented this novel in your post. I think the face of woman is inspired by Hema Malini. Am I right. Now you have appreciated his work I shall read it to find what opinion I can make of him. Anyway I had read a lot of Rajan-Iqbal novels by S.C. Bedi. I liked them very much. Recently, I bought about 24 old I/Q Novels by Harish Pocket Books. It is nice to see old covers of I/Q Novels on your blog. Before that I have not seen any S.C. Bedi picture without moustache. You are having a treasure. Tell me whether you bought them recently or they are from your old collection. I had read one Ram-Rahim novel which was from my counsin's collection and I found it very good at that time though I do not remember the story line now. It is good to see the cover of old R/R novel. Please tell me whether R/R novel is old or their comics is older than novels. Whenver you talk about an English speaking B-tech boy a picture of a boy with the reading habit of 'My three mistakes in life' comes up to your mind. Boys and girls who visit CP shops for buying pirated books of so-called world novels. It is nice to see people like you and Kuldeep being highly educated are so much fond of Hindi novels. Your command over Hindi and English are equally good and you know Urdu as well. Fantastic. I have not read Jajoosi Duniya as yet but I want to read one and trying to get at least one. Tell me whether Mehman by R.S. Bedi is comedy novel or a social novel.
Now something about your old posts.
Nothing to say about Diwana and MM. Their greatness have been disccused so many times. Nostalgic ads from Saptahik Hindustan and no match for Musibat Hai. So far as my knowledge goes only one comic of Musibat Hai was published and it was published by Diamond Comics. I was trying hard to get a copy and fortunately yesterday I found one. By the time I started reading F/S comics Asshu and Jugal Kishore had already stopped producing F/S so I have not read any old FS comic by team of Asshu and Jugal Kishore and I am told that they produced the best FS comic. May be I shall find one and try to read it. The covers you have posted with my article are very good. I have one comic out of them :- Sherbaj Aur Khooni Khajana. Can you tell me something about Vimal Cheterjee? Yesterday the number of Phantom comics crossed 50. I am little bit curious so many Phantom comics do you have i.e. the individual issues of all comic house publications and not the same issue. See count issue no. 1 of IJC as one comic despite the fact that you have more than one copy of the same issue. Want to write more but time is not permitting. Write some time later.

deep said...

Hi zaheer..

i read a comics in 82 or 83 "Ankur aur chacha choudhory ka apharan".
now i searched about this but think no one remember any thing about this comics.do u have this or read this?

Comic World said...

Deep: Deep,i remember reading that particular comic in which all other Heroes join together to save CC,unfortunately not having that particular comic.

deep said...

yes yes wohi.
par ab mil nahi raha yaar.

Comic World said...

Deep: Don't worry milegi ek din,jayegi kahan...:o)

deep said...

@Zaheer

yeh thats the spirit

Comic World said...

Deep: Deep dhoondne se to Khuda bhi mil jata hai,ye to sirf comics hi hain.

deep said...

@Zaheer

yeah u r right yaar.
i hope at this rate we will got all one day.

Comic World said...

Deep: Around 2 years ago from now i was having mere 100+ comics,but due to continuous search and hunt now have a considerable amount of comics.
Its a matter of regular hunt only.

Ashish said...

"Ankur aur CC Kaa Apaharan"; wow!!!
I too remember reading it but not the story line; my cerebrum is not that powerful I guess :-)

Though I recently had come across a hard copy which had Ankur and also some stories; though I couldn't recognize which one it was. Also I was not fortunate enough to have it for long to be able get someone's help and get it scanned or take a pic; as I myself don't possess any.

Wish I could have, it was a nice small story and I had totally forgotten about Ankur. Though I was thinking that Ankur was used to published like that only; comment of Deep reminded me of that old memories.

Oh!!! boy how good were those old days :-)

Thanks once more guys.

deep said...

Hi Zaheer..

yes that's right. when i first search about FS on net first time no one want to bother.but now at least nearly every one talk about them.

so may be one day....

deep said...

@Ashish...

u r welcome mate.

Comic World said...

Ashish: Ashish,'Ankur' was another nice comic series from Diamond comics,though initially it use to contain textual stories along with comic strips.
I remember buying/reading very 1st Ankur,was thrilled and disappointed at the same time to find textual stories in the comic.
I am having quite a lot of 'Ankurs' at my home,will be bringing some of those for posting next time.

Comic World said...

Deep: At that time main focus was on Indrajal and Amar Chitra Kathas,due to which other comics were not in the limelight but now these comics have to have their share.

Ashish said...

Thanks Zaheer Bhai

Wish I could visit my cousins parental house as they have preserved a lot of old comics there. Will surely give a try when I will get that opportunity and have my own equipments.

Comic World said...

Ashish: Ashish,will wait when you can get some comics from there.

deep said...

Hi Zaheer ..
d u have any Nandan Guriah or old parag.
If yes then inki shakal to dikah do yaar ik baar.

Comic World said...

Deep: Unfortunately not having any Parag & Gudia but having few Nandans,will be bringing them also next time.

deep said...

@Ashish..

yes yes try as early as possible mate.
waiting for them.

deep said...

@Zaheer

thanx mate try to post older ones.

Comic World said...

Deep: Previously i use to hunt only Indrajal comics,but now i use to search any of old comics as well as novels too,so hopeful of finding these old magazines too.

deep said...

Hi Zaheer..
Do u know delhi mai yeh comics kahan se mil sakte hain because Punjab mai milnee ka koee chance nahi hai.
And aap inhain kahan se dundete ho.

i try to find here in Punjab but but find only a few from various cities.

Ashish said...

Sure Deep, wish me luck and pray that GOD give me that opportunity soon enough :-)

Ashish said...

Zaheer Bhai, I too wanted to ask the same question as Deep; as I recently tried to search in Itarsi M.P. and didn't find anything worth buying

Comic World said...

Deep: Deep,Delhi is a big hub for comics/novels.I know only Dariyaganj sunday book market,you can search there but for that you have to constantly surf that market on every Sundays.
I use to search them wherever i use to go,like Lucknow,Bhbaneswar,Bareilly,Kolkata..etc.

deep said...

Hi Ashish..

very very good luck 2 u.
may that day comes tomorrow.

Comic World said...

Ashish: Ashish,comic searching is job requiring high patience,one have to be constant and regular in search.For eg. i use to inquire about old book shops and libraries of that city where i go.I have taken maximum comics from my home city and after that from Lucknow,Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.
These are available mostly in Mumbai and Delhi,only one have to search minutely.
M.P is also a hub of comics,you can search them in Bhopal.

deep said...

Hi Zaheer..

Thanx for this information.will try there as soon as possible.

deep said...

Hi Zaheer..

we got a 100 dear.

Comic World said...

Deep: Yes,and congrats dear as the 100th comment was from you.

deep said...

Thanx thanx thanx..................

Ashish said...

@Deep
Thanks :-)

@Zaheer
Thanks for the info

Comic World said...

Deep: By the way the most no. of comments for a single post of this blog is around 160+,but that was due to some controversy then,i am glad that this post crossed 100+ comments for positive and healthy discussion.

Ashish said...

@Zaheer

Phir to party banti hai :-)

Comic World said...

Ashish: Ashish many thanks for your active contribution in this healthy and interesting discussion.Pls keep it intact.

deep said...

Hi Zaheer...

mera huk zyadaa banta hai party par.
kya khilla rahe ho@@@@

Comic World said...

Ashish: Sure Ashish,agli post kisi party se kam nahi hogi...bolo kya chahiye agli post me!

Comic World said...

Deep: Bolo kya khaoge agli post me...:o)

Ashish said...

@Deep
Zaheer bhai to ek nayi post hi khilaayenge :-)

@Zaheer
"Bin maange moti mile..."
Just surprise everyone like this post.

Comic World said...

Deep,Ashish: Friends,i know what both of you like.So,don't worry will try to please both of you.:o)

deep said...

Hi Zaheer...

u must rock in next post.
bus jahi chahiye aur jahi khanna hai.

Thanx a lot yaar, tum jaise yaar mil gaye bus ab jindgi mai aur kush nahi chahiye.

Yaaran naal baharan, mele mitran de.

Ashish said...

Shayad isiliye kehate hain, "Jahan chaar yaar mil jaayen wahin "blog" ho gulzaar" :-)

Comic World said...

Deep,Ashish: Friends,its only due to comics that we all are binded together with comic love and are interacting here.
So let comics rock...at this juncture i again wish to quote my favorite lines:
I love comics and love more to see that people love them too!!

Ashish said...

Lekin sabhi kaa dhyaan rakhnaa chaahiye. Mere khyaal se SB bhai ki comment hamari chakar-chakar mein khali chhoot gayi.

Comic World said...

Ashish: SB bhai ki comments mai bhula nahi hu,darasl unki comment ka jawaab mai araam se,detail me aur soch k dunga..isiliye abhi tak uska jawaab nahi diya hai.Thodi hi der me uska jawaab be zer-e-blog(on the blog) hoga.
Kuldeep bhai ke bhi ek question ka jawab dena hai jisme unhone mujhse pucha hai k "Par-Teeli" kya hota hai...Kya aap me se kisi ko pata hai k 'Par-Teeli' kya hota hai!!!

Ashish said...

"Par-Teeli"???

Pata nahin, ham log Tidde ki tang mein dhaga baandh ke udaate the ( Hope Maneka Gandhi is not a visitor here ;-) )

Kahin wahi to nahin?

Comic World said...

Ashish: Ashish darasl 'Par-Teeli' ek khel tha jo mai machpan me khelta tha..maine Kuldeep Bhai se uske bare me pucha tha to unhone mujhse hi puchh liya,maine abhi tak answer diya to nahi hai,kyuki answer dene se pehle mai aap sab logon se bhi puchh lena chahta tha.
'Par-Teeli' me bhi kuch udaya hi jata hai per tidda nahi,waise maine bhi tidde ki taang me dhaga baandh kar bahut udaya hai..;o)

deep said...

Hi Zaheer..

hain dear mainey bee janna tha yeh "Par-Teeli" kya hoti hai.

@Ashish

yeah dear yaari nalo wada kush nahi dunia te.

Ashish said...

@Deep

तुसी ते वड्डी चंगी पंजाबी बोलदे ओ | किद्दे सीखिया वे तुसी?

he he he.. I don't know Punjabi, just a dialog
:-)

deep said...

Hi Zsheer & Ashish..

punjab mai hum log dragon fly ke lambi se punch se dhaga baand kar urate thee.

deep said...

@Ashish..

Bhi punjab vich reh ke punjabi hi sikhange.

Ashish said...

@Deep

:-)

Waise mera tidde se matlab "Dragon-Fly" hi tha. Hindi mein "Dragon-Fly" ko kyaa kahte hain?

Comic World said...

Kuldeep,Ashish,Deep: दोस्तों 'पर-तीली' एक तरह का खेल होता है जिसमे 'पर' को 'तीली' के सहारे उड़ाया जाता है.'पर' हेलीकॉप्टर के पंखे की शक्ल का टीन का बना हुआ छोटा सा टुकड़ा होता है जिसके बीच में छेद होता है,जिसके सहारे उसे एक टीन की spiral,पतली सी लम्बी नोकदार,साइकिल की तीली जितनी पतली तीली में डाल कर नीचे से खींच कर उड़ाया जाता है.जिस बच्चे का 'पर' सबसे ज्यादा दूर जाता था वोही जीतता था.

Ashish said...

I now remember a similar one but that used to have "choodi" on the iron stick so that the wings swing very fast when they leave the stick at the top. Is it the same?

deep said...

@Zaheer..

hun ta dass dio bhaji "par-Teeli"kee hundi hai.

@Ashish...

don't know punjabi vich ta "bhamberi" kehndey haan !!!

Ashish said...

Abhi abhi ye mila, par yahan bhi "patanga" hi likha hai.

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/learn/languages/English_Hindi/insects.html

deep said...

Hi Zaheer..

Ascha woh..

woh to bahut uraia par yeh nahi patta tha ke us ka yeh naam be hai. hum to ushey "jahaj" kehtey thee.

Ashish said...

This discussion is remembering me of the discussions I used to have with my friends in PG. What was most special is that we used to have lengthy discussions about topics of this sort only at the time of exams, when all used to sit together for studies. Moment the exams were used to finish everyone seems to get busy as not having time to talk.

:-)

deep said...

@Ashish

yeah, woh din nahi bhultey.

woh hostel ke room mai light chali janey par "Mombati" jala kar raat ke do do baje tak "Tash" keltey rehna.

woh... kahin bhultey hain.

Comic World said...

Ashish: Bilkul theek pehchana,haan yahi tha wo khel.

Comic World said...

Deep: Yes,Deep,'Jahaz' hi hai wo khel.

Comic World said...

Ashish: Ha ha ha ha Ashish,sahi kaha,exams k time per hi saare discussions yaad aate the..exams khatm sab kuch khatm ho jata tha.

Comic World said...

Deep: दीप,अब जब ये बातें निकली हैं तो मुझे भी अलीगढ के अपने इम्तिहानों के दिन याद आने लगे हैं.जानते हो हम लोग library में रात के दो-दो बजे पढ़के निकलने के बाद चाय पीने यूनिवर्सिटी से ३-४ किलोमीटर दूर 'कठपुले' की 'चौधरी' की मशहूर चाय पीने जाते थे.ठीक यही हरकत शहर से रात के शो की फिल्म देखने के बाद लौटते हुए भी दोहराई जाती थी.

Ashish said...

क्या बात है ज़हीर भाई, मैं भी जब इंदौर में कोचिंग के लिए था तो वहाँ पे राजबाड़ा पे रात को २-३ बजे तक चाय और पोहा खाने दोस्तों के साथ जाता था|

वहां पे मधुमिलन टाकीज जो करीब २-३ किलो मीटर दूर थी से मूवी देख के रात को आ के रस्ते में चाय पोहा खा के आते थे|

Ashish said...

लगता है आज नींद अच्छी आएगी
शुभ रात्री, शब्बा खैर, चंगा होवे, Good Night

:-)

Comic World said...

Ashish: आशीष,पढाई के ज़माने के वो मस्तमौला दिनों की बात ही कुछ और थी,पढाई,कैरियर बनाने की तमाम फ़िक़्रे,पर जहाँ बात आती थी चाय और फिल्मों की सब कुछ धरा रह जाता था.......

deep said...

@Zaheer..

Wow.. movie ke baad jab hostel ka gate bandh hota tha to kabhi dewar faandh kar aur kabhi gatekeeper ko "rishwat" de kar ander jatey thee.

hai woh din... aab kabhi nahi vapass aney valey...!!!

deep said...

@Ashish

Ok dear good night.

lagta hai aap jaldi hi so jatey ho.

Comic World said...

Deep: चंद दिन बाद ही exams हैं,फिर भी अगर शहर में नई फिल्म रिलीज़ हुई है तो सब कुछ भूल कर फिल्म का पहला दिन रात का शो ज़रूर देखना है.....वो बेफिक्र और मस्तमौला दिन फिर नहीं आने वाले...

Comic World said...

Ashish: Good night buddy,thanks for such a active discussion.
Don't worry Deep i am here with you..as i use to sleep late night and also watching India-West Indies Super-8 cricket match,hence bound to sleep late night.

deep said...

@Zaheer

do u remember a comics in which a doctor experimented on a dead body and change that body into a huge monster. koi gun fire bomb etc us par koi assar nahi kartey.
baad mai hero of the story which i don't remember who, uss ko samunder mai duboo kar marta hai. lakin woh phir jinda bach jata hai.

Comic World said...

Deep: I am not sure but i think you are talking about 'Khooni Danav' or 'Khooni Danav Ki Wapsi' of Manoj Chitra Katha,unfortunately i am not having both of these comics.

deep said...

@Zaheer

i don't remember name or any other detail.

deep said...

Ok dear.

jahaan light chali gayee hai.

Have to shut my pc down.

Ok phir milange.

Have a good night

Comic World said...

Deep: Ok Deep,good night and thanks for such a long,meaty and interesting discussion.Hope to see more in coming posts.

deep said...

jaldi aa gaye to phir se suru ho jayenge.

Wow.

Comic World said...

Deep: Yeah,i too hope for that.

Comic World said...

Silly Boy: Sorry buddy,it took a bit long to answer your comment as it was requiring total concentration and thought process.
Well,it seems your saying is going to be right for this post being the most commented post as this is 150th comment, courtesy Kuldeep,Ashish and Deep.
I don't have read that novel of Dharmveer Bharati but have seen the movie of Shyam Benegal based on it.
Deep analysis of cover of 'Sone Ki Lanka',well,i also feel that the woman face was inspired by Hema Malini as the cheeks and lips resembles her very much.
The place which Gulshan Nanda carved for himself by giving mere 47 novels is simply unmatchable.
One always use to feel a mental peace while reading his novels as his narration of human feelings was simply simple and superb,his description of romance was very pure and harmonious which always remained in tuned with morality.
Arun,these novels i have bought in quite a recent past,and as far as my information is correct these R/R novels are of around their comics,not before.
Well,thanks for kind words Arun but my Urdu is not as fine as English/Hindi is compared and i regret for it as words's finest literature is also in Urdu.
Bimal Chatterji was a successful bengali fiction writer who use to write thriller and detective novels before being engaged by Manoj Chitra Katha,which was a turning point for MCK as it proved a very successful combination.
It was after his death when MCK suffered a irreparable loss.
Arun i am having around 740 unique issues of Indrajal comics out of total published 803 issues.
Waiting to listen more from you.

kuldeepjain said...

Hi ALL

in office morning 10 AM there were 48 post.. by afternoon there were 51.. by evening 75 and this morning when i wokeup i saw 150 post..
Wow..
per yar comment section to chat seesion ban gaya tha..
first of all.. I do have chacha choudhari ka apharan ( Ankur Series)
I eagerly awaited for Ankur and when i got my hand on Ankur-1 i was also little bit disappointed with the textual stories rather than picture but Ankur has a perfect mix of Text and picture..
Ankur, Paltu and Chimpu monkey , Inspector Girish, Jasus Chakram were introduced in Ankur and some of the stories were simply great..
later on Dimond Pocke books published one bal pocke on Jasus chakram 'secret mission' and i liked it a lot..
CW you have ankur-1 then you will remember FS aur nakabo grah ke visanu, lambu moto aur daldal ki aag..
Lambu motto first encounter with Drakula was introduce in 'drakula se takkar' and the story line was continued from Ankur 6 .. which finally lead to LM aur Nark ka Drakula comics..
( more on comics in due time..)
CW..
yes i did played Par-teeli.. we used to call 'chakri' only..
I was good in that and the best part of that game was to giving aerodynamaic twist to that blade for a better fly.. it was great fun to experiment..
about VPS..
Yes i do rembere the Chakravuah and best part of the story was that the suspense opens only in last 3 pages..
did u read VPS 'jigar ka Tukda'
about Kushwaha kant i did have access to the novel name mentioned in the blogs but i didnot read.. and I know i have read Kr. Ranjeet but do not recall the story..
and As far i know R/R novels were far ahead published then the comics..
by any chance do u think R/R novel Raijada and Comics Vimal chaterjee were same person..
becaue i remeber that i was reading Bomb ke gole in R/R novels and that series was in 4 parts.. and the same story line was published in comics form later on..
on novels i have so many thoughts..
did any one read 'Maharani ' and 'pisacho ki malika' I think written by Parshu ram sharma..
Amazing , mind blowing novels..
i read some novels of raj bharti as well and I think he was writing 'agnee putra' series as well which i never read..
CW I know you have read lot os Filmi magazine.. In 'sushma' there were lots of good stories were getting published..
one such story was 'one evil sprit was fullfilling desire of his master but master has to feed blood always..
it was a great story line and the same story line later on i read by novelist parsuram sharma 'inca' pralaydevi inca , inca ka pratisodh etc..
one last un-official 'baat'
salo kameeno.. nirdosh patango ke pair me dhaga bandh ke udate the .. jara bhi daya nahi aati thi..
Doob maro ..
bhagwan kare menka ghandhi ka kahar tum pe tut pade..
agle janam me tumhe bhi pair me rassi bandh ke koi nachye..

Comic World said...

Kuldeep: I may not be having that very 1st issue of 'Ankur',i should check it to confirm.
Yes,initially 'Ankur' seemed to little inferior but later it was a joy to read its each issue,as it use to contain fine textual stories as well as comic strips.
Correctly mentioned about Par-Teeli,it was the twist and angle of the 'teeli' while flying the blade which use to matter most in order to dispatch 'par' to the longest distance.We also use to collect those colorful 'pars' and boast with each other about our collection.
I have read 'Jigar Ka Tuda' but at moment not able to recall its story,basically i was impressed most by VPS till 'Kokh Ka Moti' only,after which i find his novel quite ordinary,though at a couple of times he did wrote few really good novels trying to touch his old reference line but rest of his ordinary novels were enough to distort his impression.
Also inferior page & printing quality helped in adding my dislike,as unconsciously i was always comparing his novels with those published in superior quality format of Manoj Pocket Books,the white and thick pages of MPB,the nostalgic and attractive font of text and above all the granular cover design...all was simply superb.
Hmm..good point raised over Raizada and Bimal Chatterji..they might be same,will have to identify by way of writing of both.
About 'Sushma'(Hindi) and 'Shama'(Urdu) i will like to tell you that i have never read short stories in any other magazine better than those published in these,specially in 'Shama'.
In Sushma there was a column called 'Sushma Sabha' where the funny/light hearted/witty questions of readers were answered by magazine,and the way of answering those questions by quoting examples/short stories/jokes was simply superb and unmatched,it was quite interesting to read those.
I have read very few 'Shama' because of my non-fluency in Urdu but its stories were of very high entertainment quality.
I remember a particular Dracula story from Sushma which was titled as 'Chamgadar'(Bat),it was continued in a long series,was very good at beginning.There are many other stories from it,will be writing about some in due time.
Kuldeep,about that tidda/patanga episode,now i remember that we mostly use to tie and fly a wasp instead of tidda as wasp use to fly high and quite a long distance,when that particular wasp became tired then we use to feed it water by placing in on water and then release it by cutting that thread....here also we kids use to compete that whose wasp covers the longest distance....lols....

Ashish said...

Are haan, even my friends used to release the dragon-fly. I myself never tried it as I felt it very cruel.

अरे हंस क्यों रहे हो? सच्ची मुच्ची :-)

deep said...

@Kuldeep

aree yaar gussa kaun hotey ho.pehley nahi uraya to ab uralo na!!

Vessey hum to ussey urra kar pakarne ke liaye dhaga bhandtey thee, marne ke lyee nahi.kush time baad chorr detey thee.

Comic World said...

मैं टिड्डा नहीं बल्कि 'बर्र' उड़ाता था धागा बाँध के,और बाद में बर्र्र को छोड़ देता था,कभी किसी बर्र्र को नुक्सान नहीं पहुंचा ऐसे.

Ashish said...

अरे ठीक है न यार हो गया ना| और ज़हीर भाई क्या आप भी एकता कपूर के सीरियल की रिपीट टेलीकास्ट की तरह खींचे जा रहे हो :-) अरे नया एपिसोड कब एयर करोगे?

Comic World said...

Ashish: ठीक कह रहे हो आशीष भाई,वाकई काफ़ी लम्बी पोस्ट हो गई है.चलो कोशिश करता हूँ आज या कल में नई पोस्ट डालने की.

Anonymous said...

hi i am krish some body will tell me about raj hans novel avishwaas

Anonymous said...

Khub bhalo dada. . Mai bachpan se comics ka deewana hu. Has been reading comics from early 90s.
We never wanna grow up. Childhood days are the golden days.
Mera favourite chacha chaudhry, baatul the great, nonte fonte,
amar chitra katha, He-Man etc.

aapki comic collection ka jawab nahi hai. . puraane , naye , har kism ke comic aapne rakhe hai.

. . . aapse ek request hai, muje he-man ke comics bahut pasand hai.
Kya aap he-man ke puraane (90s me released huye) comics daal sakte hai. Mai kolkata ka rehne wala hu, jab chota tha, tab collegge street se mini size 5 rupaye waale he-man comics kharidta tha..bangla bhasha me.. i think it was around 1994-1999. Waise aap bangla hindi english koi bhi bhasha me de sakte hai muje.

Kripya karke meri request ko dhyaan me rakhiyega. Badi umeed hai aapse. Dhanyavaad :)

Comic World said...

Anon: Shukriya,tareef ke liye.He-Man ki comics to mere paas hai nahi,agar kahi milengi to le lunga aur aapke liye post karunga.
Aate rahiyega yun hi.

Anonymous said...

aap kasht karke hamaare liye
he-man comics dhundenge iske liye anek Dhanyavaad :)
aapse milke bahut accha laga..
waise aapne yaha kuch bangla ACKs ke covers post kiye hai, kya iska matlab aap bangali ho?
fir to badi jamegi hum dono me :)

Comic World said...

Anon: Mujhe bangla aato to nahi hai per,seekhne ki bahut ichha hai.Waise bhi jamne ki liye bhasha ki mohtaaji nahi hoti.:o)

Anonymous said...

aap apne baare me kuch bataaiye janaab, ab to hum dost hai.

Comic World said...

Anon: Bilkul dost hain ab ham,anon bhai.
Well,mai bhi aapki tarah hi ek comic fan who jo apne paas ki comics is blog ke through share kar raha hai.
Aapas me zyada janne k liye kripya mujhe mail kijiye ya apna mail id dijiye.

Anonymous said...

mera gmail id hai showstoppa92@gmail.com ...
aap GTALK install kar lijiyega, raat 8 se 9.30 mai online rehta hu

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any VPS or SMP novels in hindi,but read SMP's '65 lakh Heist' in English translated by Sudrashan.It is superb.It is published by blaft who has already done a great job in translating Tamil writers like Rajesh Kumar

Regards
Sharath

Rafiq Raja said...

Zaheer Bhai:
You can count me onto support our wonderful blog, whenever time permits. It's a place where our unique hobby meets, then where else could I be on.

Thanks for providing a great option with this post to relive our memory. It's no surprise to see that it has been your most commented post, (without any controvery), and richly deserved your name and this blog being etched on a newspaper article. I added a note of which on my blog, recently: http://www.comicology.in/2009/06/media-comics-bloggers-making-news.html

I couldn't follow-up with another comment at this blog post, since I was on a short vacation. But when I came back I was so amused to see around 160+ comment alerts on my email box. Kudos to all guys who have made this a place to be for 2009.

To note a few (which I should have done a long back, me and my laziness... hehehehe):

// RafiqBhai, hats off to your efforts to read what we wrote and to write in Hindi! I was afraid that being a Tamil Speaker, we are unnecessarily excluding u by commenting in Hindi. :) //

@ KK:
Thanks, good I didn't miss out on much discussions of yours, since I learned Hindi as my second language during schools. Unfortunately, if you guys start talking in Bengali, or others... I might be missed out for sure :)

// It is really fantastic to read your comments in Hindi. People like me who claim Hindi as their mother tongue are more at ease in English then in Hindi. It is really unfortunate but it is like that. I share your feelings when you mentioned that when we had comics we had no money and now we have money we have no comics. //

@ Silly Boy:
Thanks to my Hindi Classes. In fact, I chose Hindi as my second language, because of the confidence that I can make up with Tamil, being my mother tongue. But I have to say that these comics, and some novels helped to a great extent to build my mother tongue knowledge to myself. So no wonders I still cherish them for what they have given me.

I actually wanted to write in Hindi, for this very post. Eventhough it took me nearly half an hour, it was self-satisfying at the most. Good you appreciated it.. But I am not going to risk it again and again :), in the fear that Hindi freinds may bang me if I make mistakes again ;)

// did any one notice the comment of Rafiq Saheb.."aaj paise hai, par kohi comics publication active nahi hai... yehi hai jindagi :) such a sentimental comment and truly from heart.. and this is a fact also.. //

@ Kuldeep:
True, it is the same feeling among all comic fans... I only hope that our present generation of young kids also get to taste these kind of wonderful comics, in their lifes too..... Hope is always there... :)

Thanks to Zaheer Bhai for giving a chance to explore our childhood passion after a long time. It felt like I was talking to a friend from my childhood who shared the same passion towards Comics as me. :)

Now off to your other posts ... :)

ÇómícólógÝ

Anonymous said...

Sabhi ko apne desh aur desh ke param parao pe garv hona chahiye.
aise bahut log hai jo jyada english bolke khud ko cool show off karte hai, ya fir status dikhaate hai.
English tabhi bolo jab aap videsh ke logo se baat cheet kar rahe ho. Apne desh ke logo se hindi ya regional language use karo.
isse desh me ekta baregi.
Ye site indian hai, fir bhi yaha ke visitors ek dusre se english me baat karte hai, aakhir kyu??
Italian, spanish, russian bhi modern cool lifestyle lead karte hai, par wo log hamesha aapas me apni bhasha me baat karte hai , internet me bhi. Infact they hate engslish. They dont have this mentality, ki agar wo english use na kare, then they will become un-cool.
Yahi mentality humme isliye hai, kyuki humne goro ki gulami ki hai. Par hum iss ko badal sakte hai, agar hum sab ek ho to.

Comic World said...

Sharath: Welcome to Comic World.Well,i am also in search oh Hindi Edition of "65 Lakh Ki Dacaity",as have heard enough praises of it.

Comic World said...

Rafiq Bhai: Its wonderful to have a comic lover,friend,fellow blogger,supporter and comic enthusiast like you.Your time to time encouragement and regular support in form of comments are one of the most valuable encouraging assets of this blog.Hope you will continue it as before.
Coming to your recent post,as commented in blog itself,it was the need of the hour to put up the echo of noise which our comic blogs have start making recently in the ears of national media.So it was the most befitting post of the time.
I hope you will keep all of us updated with the latest 'comicologies' as usual at 'ComicologY'.

Comic World said...

Anon: Anon bhai,mai 100% aapki baat se ittefaq rakhta hoon ke hame aapas me baat karte waqt apni madar-zubaan ka istemal karna chahiye aur ham karte bhi hai,rahi baat comments me English istemal karne ki to wo sirf isliye ki hamari-aapki comments/discussions bahut se hamare Hindi na janne wale Indian bhai-bandhu aur videshi comic lovers bhi chaav se padhte hai jinke liye hi ham sirf English ke istemaal ko tarjeeh dete hai,aakhir ye tazkare(comments) bhi to is blog ki juda aur mazedaar khasiyaton me se ek hai!!

मुनीश ( munish ) said...

M A R H A B A ! KAMAAL !

Anonymous said...

Dear Friends,
I would like to add some information in your already rich collection
1. 001/2 was actually a novel written by Mrs. Chandarakanta Jain under the penname CHANDER. She created two teenage spies- Ram and Shyam alongwith her original BHOLASHANKAR series which was Indian James Bond.
2. She wrote over a dozen novels featuring Ram and Shyam.
3. OO1/2 was sereialised in the famous children magazine - PARAG.
4. Now Famus Five, Secret Seven of Enid Blyton is also available in Hindi which was not available in our times.
with love.
Bhootnath.

Pankaj Anand said...

Thanks CW/Kuldeep/All for this wonderfull post/comments , infact speechless just to remember my childhood days,friends,activities (oviously early ninties, seems like its mine bachpan ya ladakpan ka blog ya story. wohi chavanni addhanni he he he , most of the comics & novel padhe the; still remember one missing riazada pet book R/R series "khooni heere" not able to find and one shangreela from VPK) lekin yaar rajan-ikbaal(diamond comics specially horror series "drakula" is missing or daku paan singh madhumuskaan);koi nahi aap sab ne bahut hi accha kiya jo puraani yaadon ko taaza kar diya yeh blog pe also i was big "foladi singh"/ "Ram/Rahim" /VPS fan....
goooooooood , thanks a lot

luv

Anonymous said...

very useful read. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did you guys learn that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.
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Satish said...

I am very desperate to read ibne safi's jasoosi novels (Col. Vinod and Capt. Hameed) and Ved Prakash Kamboj's Vijay Raghunath series novels. Could please anyone tell me from where to get them.
Thanks - SC Pahlajani, jani2705@gmail.com OR scjani@rediffmail.com

Comic World said...

Satish: I have some Ibne Safi and VPK novels but to scan and upload them here is not so encouraging idea as not many persons seems interested to read them online.
You can search these novels at old and 2nd hand book shops.

Sudhir said...

you mesmerised me with those intoxicating covers. That belonged to a bygone era which would not come again unlike fashion. I yarn to buy those books. Can anyone help me? aryansofeast@sify.com

Comic World said...

Sudhir: Thanks for visit Sudhir.You can search these old novels/magazines at second hand book shops.

rohit said...

प्यारे दोस्तों .... बस मज़ा आ गया ... वो पुराने दिन और वो किताबे ... ऐसा आनंद किसी भी एक्टिविटी में नहीं मिला ...
मैं भी कॉमिक्स पढने से शुरू हुआ था . इंद्रजाल कॉमिक्स मेरी पहली कॉमिक्सो में थी .
वेताल , मंद्रक , गार्थ मुझे आज भी याद आते है. फिर मेरे हाथ diamond कॉमिक्स लगी . में तुरंत इनका शैदाई हो गया . बचपन में चाचा चौधरी , साबू , ताऊ जी , चच भतीजा , बिल्लू , लम्बू - मोटू सब कुछ पढता था .
लम्बू मोटू की ड्राकुला वाली series कमाल की थी.. पर मेरा all time favorite फौलादी सिंह था ... वो मेरा आज भी सबसे पसंदीदा किरदार है ...
आज भी में आपके ब्लॉग पे फौलादी सिंह को ढूंढ ता हुआ पहुंचा था ... अच्छा हुआ कुछ अपने जैसे लोग मिल गए . अगर आप लोग फौलादी सिंह की जोकर से टक्कर वाली series उपलब्ध करवा सके तो मज़ा आ जाये...
बहुत वक्त होगया है इन्हें पढ़े ... अब तो धुंधली सी बातें ही याद है.
फिर तो मेर हाथ जो भी कॉमिक्स लगती में जरूर पढता था . मनोज , AMC , राधा , भवानी , बाद में आई राज कॉमिक्स भी ... पर २००२ के बाद किताबे मिलना दुश्वार होगया तो में इंग्लिश fiction पढने लगा .
बचपन में कॉमिक्स पढ़ते पढ़ते कब में उपन्यास भी पढने लगा मुझे भी पता नहीं चला ... मेरे चाचा उपन्यास पढ़ते थे ... वो कोई ओमप्रकाश शर्मा की नोवेल थी जिसका नाम आब मुझे याद नहीं. पर असली उपन्यास का दीवाना
में बना VPS का अन्फानसे की शादी पढ़ के ... फिर तो मुझे लत लग गयी. ढूंढ़- ढूंढ़ के VPS के उपन्यास लाता था और घर वालो से छुप के पढता था . धीरे धीरे मेरी स्पीड बढ़ गयी और VPS के नोवेल ख़त्म हो गए ... अब मुझे vps के
नए उपन्यास का इन्य्जार रहने लगा . पर फिर में अन्य उपन्यासकारों की तरफ मुडा. OPS की राजेश -जगत series आच्छी लगी (आज भी लगती है). परशु राम शर्मा के बाजीगर श्रंखला के नोवेल अच्छे थे , मनोज , KK ,GN भी पढ़े
पर में दीवाना सिर्फ VPS का tha .
में आपको एक किस्सा सुनाता हूँ . बात वर्दी वाला गुंडा के वक्त की है... यह नोवेल जब आया तो हमारे यहाँ हाथो हाथ बिक गया ... में क्योकि एक १२-१३ साल का बच्चा था इसलिए नोवेल खरीदना मेरे बस से बाहर था
अत में नोवेल किराये पे लेकर पढता था ... पर ये नोवेल तो हाथो हाथ बिक रहा थे तो कोई भी इन्हे किराये पर नहीं दे रहा था ... में मायुंस हो कर घर आगया ... अब में रोज सभी बुक स्टाल पे जाता और इनके बारे में पूंछता
पता चला की इस नोवेल की तो ब्लैक में बिक्री हो रही है और ये उस समय १५० में बिक रही थी. अब में तो १ रुपये में पढने वाला १५० कहाँ से लाता. में वहां परेशान खड़ा देखरहा था की एक दूकान वाले को मुझ पर तरस आ गया

उसने मुझे वहीँ दूकान पे बैठ कर पढने की शर्त पे वो नोवेल किराये पे दी जिसे मैंने रिकॉर्ड २ घंटे २० मिनट में पढ़ के लौटा दी . अब situation देखिये , एक व्यस्त बाज़ार में एक छोटी सी दूकान के सामने एक छोटे से स्टूल पे बैठ कर
एक छोटा लड़का भरी दुपहरी में नोवेल पढ़ रहा है...
पर ये कमाल की यादे है

rohit said...

continued ...

परन्तु वेद प्रकाश शर्मा के राम बाण के बाद के नोवेल मैंने पढ़े नहीं... राम-बाण से मेरा दिल टूट गया .. अब मुझे VPS में एक लेखक कम और बनिया ज्यादा नजर आता है जो अपने ब्रांड नाम को ज्यादा से ज्यादा भुनाना चाहता है
और इसके लिए वो किसी भी हद तक जाने को तैयार है.
बीच में मैंने राज-भारती भी पढ़ा ... अग्नि पुत्र श्रंखला के शुरूआती नोवेल अच्छे थे ... पर अग्नि-पुत्र की शंगरीला saga के ४ नोवेल कमाल के थे.... आश्चर्यजनक रूप से इस saga के तुरंत बाद अग्निपुत्र series की गुणवत्ता गिरती चली गयी
अत मैंने इन्हें भी पढना छोड़ दिया... अब तो सिर्फ सुरेन्द्र मोहन पाठक के ही नोवेल पढता हूँ.. smp आज भी कमाल का लिखते है ... और मेरी दुआ है की लिखते रहे..

अब तो कॉमिक्स या नोवेल मिलना lottery लगने जैसा होगया है ... मेरी लोकेलिटी में दूर दूर तक कोई भी बुक स्टाल इन्हें नहीं बेचता है ... हाँ इंग्लिश के नोवेल हर जगह मिलते है ..
में ये नहीं कहता की इंग्लिश के नोवेल अच्छे नहीं होते है... infact में खुद भी इन्हें पढता हूँ... पर जो मजा आज भी कानून का बेटा देता है वो मज़ा मुझे इंग्लिश के नोवेल में नहीं आता
वो पत्रिकाएँ जो पहले पुस्तकालय में हर जगह मिलती थी ...आज कहीं नज़र नहीं आती
twinkle , पराग ,चम्पक , मधुमुस्कान , चंदामामा ये सब मुह्जे पसंद थी , पसंद है, और मरने से पहले में इन्हें एक बार और पढना चाहूँगा .
शेष फिर कभी ...


आपका दोस्त
रोहित

rahul said...

hi all

i remember very well that in the magazine sushma there was a regular story "chamgadar" and another one "tedhi lakeer" which was more scary than "chamgadar" even i have been trying to find "tedhi lakeer" horror story everywhere here in delhi, searching for old sushma magazines without much luck. i guess there are no sushma magazines containing "tedhi lakeer" left now.

rahul

Comic World said...

Rahul: Yes,i also remember very well those scary stories>i was particularly fan of 'Chamgadar',i think i may b having few issues of Sushma having these stories.

Anonymous said...

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I WAS STUNNED WHEN I READ THIS NOVEL

EVERY ONE MUST READ IT.

SWATI SHARMA

rajendra kushwah said...

aanayas hi net per kuch search karte ye Blog nazar aaya....wakai mai bachpan ki yaade taja ho gai hai.. mujhe bhi comic padne ka bahut shok tha aur aaj bhi hai.. mai net per comis padta hu... Mujhe aachi tarah se yaad hai ki 25 pese mai comis mai padne ke liye jata tha aur ... wahi per beth kar padta tha...- Rajendra Kushwah 09301643068

Comic World said...

Rajendra Kushwah: Welcome to CW Rajendra.

saurabh said...

hi this is saurabh kushwaha. i m granson of kushwaha kant. its nice know that their r some people who still intrested in his novels. he passed away around 50 yrs ago but his novels r still memorable. those who wants to know more about him there is a community named kushwaha kant in orkut. u can find n join. it will be my pleasure to know about his fans. my purpose to write this post is just to know how many people still remember him and his novels. thanking you.

Comic World said...

Saurabh: Suarabh,its nice to know about community on great novelist Late Shri Kushwaha Kant.I was a avid fan of his novels and writing and use to collect those novels whenever can find them.
It would be nice if you could provide more information about your grandfather here or at community.

saurabh said...

it will be my pleasure to share it with my grandfather's fans. i m here just to know that how many people still wants his novels. its nice to get ur reply .......

Comic World said...

Saurabh: There are still many readers who like to read quality novels and i am among one of them.I hope there are many fans who like to know more about him and his novels.

Sandeep Tiwari said...

hi all,
aap sabhi to online novels or comics pad rahe ho hame bhi to koi link batao jis se ham bhi pad sake

sandeep
sunysandeep@gmail.com

Comic World said...

Sandeep Tiwari: Sandeep Ji many comics are available on this very blog,you can download and read.

Sandeep Tiwari said...

sahab ji koi ek surendra mohan pathak ki novel ka pata to bata dijiye aap ki badi meharbani hogi

Comic World said...

Sandeep Tiwari: सुरेन्द्र मोहन के नॉवेल चूँकि मैं खुद नहीं पढता हूँ इसलिए मेरे ब्लॉग पर उपलब्ध नहीं है,किसी भी वेबसाइट पर यह उपलब्ध होंगे मुझे शक है.आप इनके नए नोवेल्स क्यों नहीं प्राप्त कर लेते बुक स्टोर्स से!

Sandeep Tiwari said...

sir, mere paas se book store kam se kam 15 k.m. door hai isliye main jua nahi sakta hu agar aap surendra mohan pathak ki novel ya is tarah ke or koi dusre writer jo horrer ya jasoosi novel likhte ho ka web address bata de to aapki badi meharbani hogi nahi to koi baat nahi

Lowest Unique Bid said...

So nice to see this!!!

Anonymous said...

any download links for these novels specially ibne safi in hindi

Comic World said...

Sandeep Tiwari: Bro i am unaware of any such web address where the novels of SMP or other can be found.

Comic World said...

Anon: I have not scanned these novels as i don't think there would be many readers interested in downloading these novels.

Mike said...

bhai in novels ko download kaise karoon

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