Chandamama goes digital with portals in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu; more to follow

Chandamama, the 61-year old children’s magazine, is now going ahead in its cyber avatar. The publication has launched its online portals in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. It already has a portal in English and will soon launch websites in Marathi and Oriya languages.

And if one is expecting only age-old, yet popular stories of Vikram and Betaal and other characters from mythology, then there is some pleasant surprise. The site has a contemporary look and feel, featuring stories in different categories like mythology, history, folk tales, humour, adventure, contemporary, etc.

This apart, the portal is a treasure trove for those brought up on Chandamama as it features an archive going back 60 years. At present, early editions the magazine in Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu can be found on the site. Other language editions as well as all the back issues in the past 60 years would go live soon.

Commenting on the archives, L Subramanyam, CEO, Chandamama, said, “There is a huge demand for classical Chandamama stories. By putting our archives up online, we hope we are in some way able to satisfy this demand. We have only put up six languages now, but eventually, our entire 60 years will be available online.”

On the launch of Tamil and Hindi portals, Subramanyam said, “We like to reach out to children in an environment they are most comfortable. The message of Chandamama is relevant across language and cultures. The Tamil and Hindi sites contain original stories written for the Tamil and Hindi publications, and in many cases these are different from the stories you will find on the English and Telugu sites.”

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9 Responses to “Chandamama goes digital with portals in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu; more to follow”

  1. SV Says:

    Nostalgic memories of reading Chandamama. Do Amar Chitra Katha still publish? I guess kids today need to know our history and mythological tales from that.

  2. pragnaju Says:

    the secret behind Chandamama’s success?

    Chandamama today is surely the oldest surviving example of the ‘edutainment’ concept for kids in the country.Chandamama’s success has been due to the fact that its core objective – help children imbibe human values and virtues – has not changed. Changes have been made in presentation, to meet the needs of the growing generation. That is how Chandamama is able to maintain its success. Even after 55 years, Chandamama is cherished as a fountainhead of India’s heritage. Chandamama has also kept pace with time. It has a website of its own http://www.chandamama.org, which has completed one year. It has a good number of registered users and gets frequent visitors. Chandamama has also two CD-Roms in circulation, called Fun Workshop, and Jataka Tales. Both have met with a modest demand.

  3. bookworm Says:

    following sites will help the amar chitra katha fans:

    http://www.ack-media.com/

    http://www.amarchitrakatha.com/v2/main/index.php

  4. praveen kapur Says:

    please let me know which issues had this fantastic serial vichitra judwaa had.i read it in my childhood and now i want it to be read by some young children whom i teach

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  9. nirmal kumar tiwari Says:

    I want to purchase hard copies (book sets) of chandamama since its publication.

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