Chacha

  • Pran Kumar Sharma (1938-2014): The unofficial Google doodle August 6, 2014

    Chacha Chaudhury, the man with a mind faster than a computer. I sometimes wondered which computer? One from 1971 when Pran Kumar Sharma's most famous creation was first published (the $750 8-bit Kenbak-1 from 1971 had a mere 256 bytes of memory)? Or did Chacha Chaudhary's brain continuously upgrade in...
  • 10 things everyone should know about Chacha Chaudhary: Fans on Twitter pay a tribute to cartoonist Pran with a Chacha Chaudhary trivia August 6, 2014

    Do you remember how you always asked your parents to buy you 'Chacha Chaudhary' and 'Billoo aur Pinki' every time you went to the railway station? Cartoonist Pran made our childhood awesome with some of the most amazing Indian comic books. Most of us grew up hiding these comic books...
  • Cartoonist Pran, the man behind Chacha Chaudhury and other characters, dies August 6, 2014

    One of India's most successful Indian cartoonists Pran Kumar Sharma died on Wednesday. Pran was the man behind the famous comic series Chacha Chaudhury. His others famous characters included cartoons like Sabu, Shrimatiji, Pinki, Billoo, Raman, Channie Chachi and many more. Pran succumbed to cancer early on Wednesday morning at a...
  • TV show 'Lapataganj' returns with a leap of six years June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The rural-based comedy series 'Lapataganj', which is a satire on the everyday struggles of the common man, is coming back with its second season 'Lapataganj Ek Baar Phir'. The new show will see a leap of six years with the existing characters but in a different setting. The...
  • 'Telugu film 'Masti' deals with realistic subject' November 7, 2012

    Journalist-turned-producer Ravi K Punnam feels filmmakers should focus on realistic stories to connect emotionally with the audience. "Although producers' concern is to make profit by churning out films, but we should also make films that are realistic and connect with the audience on emotional level," Ravi told IANS. In the recent pas,...
  • At 97, AK Hangal returns to TV with 'Madhubala' May 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Once an actor always an actor. Quite true for 97-year-old A.K. Hangal, who wears grease paint despite the ripe age in a role in the television show 'Madhubala'. He is excited and says work knows no age limit. "I believe there is no age limit to work. But these days...
  • Tough seeing kids in hospitals: Fernando Alonso October 27, 2011

    The Spanish Formula One racing driver visited the polio affected kids ward at a city hospital to support the cause. ...
  • Comic book business gets serious in India July 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Riding on popular superhero-like characters Shaktiman, Nagraj and Chacha Chaudhary, Indian comic books have come a long way. They are expected to grow by leaps and bounds into a Rs.300-400 crore industry in the next decade. "The comic book industry is growing at a stable rate. Right now it...
  • Africa chacha cheers for Pakistan in Mohali March 30, 2011

    Bhupendra Chaubey spoke to a South African of Pakistani origin, called Africa Chacha. ...