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COMIC CON INDIA

COMIC CON INDIA

Have you ever heard of Comic Con? If not, then this could be one of the most interesting fests that you would wish to go to. Comic Con is an annual series of comic-based conventions held in India. It is a large-scale event that was invented to create a platform for the indian lovers of comics and graphic novels.

It provides a large-scale opportunity to fresh writers of comics and helps them showcase their talent at Comic Con for people to buy. The very first Comic Con was held in Delhi in 2011 attracting over 200,000 visitors.

At Comic Con you have the opportunity to meet the artists and the story writers of the various comics that you have been reading till now. Several workshops, interactive sessions, interviews, and speeches by different comic book artists and writers are also showcased.

Various games at different kinds of booths are installed by various animation and multimedia productions, in which you can participate. You can even have a live experience of the comic world with Cosplayers like Iron man, Batman, etc. Sounds Interesting, right?

Along with that, if you have an interest in writing comics yourself, you can showcase your talent too. You can install your own booth where you can bring out the reality of your comics and sell them to the people. If you possess an interest in Indian and international comics, this event is just the right event for you.

In Story

Tenali Raman: Royal Mother's Last Wish

Tenali Raman

Tenali Ramakrishna was a witty poet, scholar, thinker and special advisor in the court of King Krishnadevraya of Vijayanagar. Read on one of his famous stories:-
The mother of King Krishnadevaraya was a very religious person. One day she told her son - the king that she would like to offer ripe mangoes to the brahmins. The king immediately ordered his attendants to get mangoes for her. By the time arrangements were made to offer the mangoes to the brahmins, the king's mother died.

The saddened the king very much, but he did not forget his mother's last wish.

On the last day, after the king performed all the necessary religious rites of his mother, he called some brahmins and asked them to suggest a way to fulfil his mother's last wish. The brahmins were very greedy. Taking advantage of the situation they told the king that his mother's soul would find peace only if the king donated mangoes made of gold to them. Next day the king obligingly gave away mangoes made of gold to the greedy brahmins.

When Tenali Raman heard this, he immediately understood the greediness of the brahmins. He decided to teach a lesson to the greedy brahmins. He also invited the brahmins to fulfill the last wish of his mother. The Brahmins happily went to Tenali's house thinking that he too would donate something good to them. When they went inside his house, they found Tenaliram standing with a hot iron bar in his hand. Tenali told them that his mother had died suffering from rheumatism and that she always wished that her legs be burned with the hot rods to ease her pain. So, he wanted to burn the legs of the Brahmins so that his mother's pain would ease and her soul would be able to rest in peace. The Brahmins were shocked and scared. They understood that Tenali had played the trick to teach them a lesson for their greediness. Feeling ashamed, they apologised and returned the gold mangoes to Tenali and fled from there. Tenali returned all the gold mangoes to the King and told him how he had been cheated by the brahmins.

Moral: Watch out! Be on guard against all kinds of greed.

UNSUNG HEROS

RAM MOHAN

Ram Mohan

Ram Mohan is an Indian animation expert, title designer, and design educator. He is also known as the GURU and Father of Indian animation.

His career started at the Cartoon Films Unit, Films Division of India, Government of India in 1956. He later set up UTV Toonz and is now the chairman of Graphiti Multimedia.

Ram Mohan with a very humble demeanour is a great mentor and inspiration for various upcoming animators and digital artists. He is known as a true artist with a knack of storytelling and humour. He makes the animation come alive through his storyboard, beautiful characterization and seamless animation.

For his contribution to the animation industry Ram Mohan was awarded The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Animation Film twice, once for his film You Said It (1972) and another for Fire Games (1983). He also got the lifetime achievement award in 2006 at Mumbai’s International Film Festival.

Ram Mohan, The GURU and Father of Indian Animation Industry, was Awarded the Prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ 2014 for his exceptional contribution in Indian Animation Industry.

INTER ACTIVITY

WORD POWER

Word Power

Find the names of the following animated characters in the Word box.

  1. Doraemon
  2. Shinchan
  3. Chutki
  4. Jerry
  5. Oggy
  1. Minions
  2. Garfield
  3. Goofy
  4. Spongebob
  5. Aladdin

ILLUSION

Illusion
Can you spot the Teddy bear hidden in the trees?

BRAIN TEASERS

BRAIN TEASERS
BRAIN TEASERS

In Formation

HIDDEN GEMS OF INDIA

HIDDEN GEMS OF INDIA
Ramoji Film City - Hyderabad

Ramoji Film City, the largest film city was built by Telugu film producer Ramaji Rao in the state of Telangana in 1996. Certified by Guinness World Record, it is known as the largest studio complex in the world, with a visitor footfall reaching upto 1.5 million every year.

  • Famous for its natural and artificial attractions in the form of an amusement park the City showcases various film sets, theme parks, and amusement rides.
  • It offers Film City Tours which covers behind the scenes of the Live Film studio to explore Tollywood and Bollywood most famous back-lot.
  • The City is home to Eco-zones such as Butterfly Park, Bonsai Garden, Terrace garden etc which are it's naturistic attractions.
  • The Entertainment section of the City involves Live street performances, Wild West stunt shows, etc.
  • Various exotic theme based restaurants of the City offer delicious dishes.

According to an executive, the builders kept the original land consisting of jungles and mountainous terrain, intact, without removing one tree or mountain.The City is an exotic place to visit providing an entirely realistic experience for children to cherish forever.

FRUIT

FRUIT

Banana
Scientific Name- Musa

The favourite fruit of the Minions, Bananas are one of the world’s most popular fruits, a favorite of everyone from infants to elders. They are a good source of both vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and an ample amount of various antioxidants.

Bananas are thought to have originated in Malaysia around 4,000 years ago from where, they spread throughout the Philippines and India. Bananas were introduced to Africa by Arabian traders and were taken to America in 1482 A.D. by Portuguese explorers, where the majority of bananas are produced in the world today.

The word "banana" originated from an Arabic word "banan" - which means finger. A banana plant grows upto 10 to 26 feet in height. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant in bunches of 50 to 150 individual fruits, or fingers. The individual fruits, or bananas, are grouped in clusters of 10 to 25 bananas known as "hands".

Bananas fall under two distinct species:the sweet banana (Musa sapienta, Musa nana) and the plantain banana (Musa paradisiacal) - bananas used for cooking.

Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6, essential minerals for maintaining and supporting good heart health. Eating bananas could help lower blood pressure and reduce the risks of cancer and asthma.

RECIPE

RECIPE

Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

INGRIDIENTS:

  • 4 large unpeeled bananas, not overly ripe
  • A bowl of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Chopped peanuts, walnuts or other nuts
  • 4 Mini skewers or Chopsticks

PREPARATION:

Step 1:-Carefully thread each banana through a mini skewer about halfway, then remove the peels. Peeling after inserting the skewer will help it to stay together and not poke through the side.

Step 2:-Melt the chocolate and butter together over a double boiler on medium-low heat.

Step 3:-Dip each banana in, coating thoroughly with chocolate (use a spoon to get at any exposed banana).

Step 4:-Roll the dipped bananas in the colourful nuts.

Step 5:-Place the above ensemble on a baking sheet lined with a wax paper and transfer it to the freezer for at least an hour.

Step 6:-Serve it chilled.

INGLISH

Animation

Animation is a filmmaking technique where the illusion of motion is created frame-by-frame. The word comes from the Latin word "anima," meaning "life" or "soul".

Here, we have gathered a list of some words associated with the exciting world of animation.

  1. Storyboard - It is a visual presentation of a story; pictures are sketched and pinned on a large board that shows character, attitude, feelings, entertainment, expressions, type of action, along with the story.
    INGLISH
  2. Model Sheet - It is also known as a character board, character sheet, character study or simply a study for animators. It helps to standardize the appearance and shows different kinds of poses and gestures of a particular animated character.
    INGLISH
  3. Background - A flat piece of artwork that is the setting for a moving character in an animated film. It could be a picture of a forest, a sky, a room, or a castle.
    INGLISH
  4. Cel - Short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation.
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  5. Frame - It's an individual still picture. 24 frames equal to one second of a motion picture.
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  6. Squash and Stretch - A drawing technique used by to show exaggerated movements in characters. For example, if you wanted a character to jump, you would draw him close to the ground as if 'squashed' and then you would 'stretch' him out as he went into the air.
    INGLISH
  7. Inbetweens - Drawings that are in between the drawings that are at the beginning and end poses.
    INGLISH
  8. Extremes - Drawings that are at the beginning and end of a particular pose.
    INGLISH

ANSWERS

WORD POWER
WORD POWER
ILLUSION
illusion

The Teddy bear hidden in the trees

BRAIN TEASERS
Savvy:
Beauty and the Beast

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