I remember those days when I used to wait for the paper vala to get me my ‘Nandan’ and ‘Champak’ and the ‘Childrens world’, It was a great feeling to hold the brand new edition of these children's magazine and then devour the contents greedily, I remember not getting up even for my food so that I can read it from back to back at one go.
I also used to like comics such as ‘Phantom’, ‘Mandrake the magician’, ‘Chacha Chaudhary’ and then later got addicted to ‘Archies comics’ as well. It was a phase, the phase just before lurching on to Mills & Boons graduating on to ‘Sidney sheldon’ and then there was no looking back.
I remember we had a small stationary shop near our house which used to lend these comics on rent, he used to charge a paltry sum for keeping the book for an entire day, it was fun, I used to frequent this shop so much that if I missed it even for a day he would start enquiring with my parents if I am unwell or what??
I used to read Malayalam children's magazines such as ‘poombatta’ and ‘balarama’ also ..sigh!! those were the days…!!
Such was the pleasure of reading in those childhood and teenage days, what about you? did you read these comics when you were young or it was something else that you fancied…??
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