Tantri the Mantri, Shikari Shambu, Suppandi, the list goes on.
Irrespective of whether you’re an Indian Millennial or a Gen Zer, Tinkle comics were probably an indelible part of your childhood.
You were and will always be incredibly proud of your MASSIVE Tinkle collection.
Suppandi’s naivety will always have a special place in your heart.
And Shikari Shambu will forever be the king of fortuitousness.
You know that there couldn’t be a truer friend than Kalia.
And that Kapish is the epitome of selflessness.
You firmly believe that the cool kids were Raghu, Raji, and Anwar and it was impossible to outwit them.
Oh and speaking of wit, who could possibly forget the genius that was Hodja.
Remember when Ramu and Shamu’s adorable antics made you want babies of your own?
And that Ajay was our very own Sherlock and Chunni was the perfect Watson.
Tinkle had space for **fascinating** non-fiction as well, in the form of ‘It Happened To Me’.
While Harry Potter was all the rage, we had Janoo quietly doing some amazing magic.
Forget YouTube and Instagram. Tinkle was where DIY was practically born.
You have to admit that you sometimes rooted for Tantri because the man would try SO hard.
And, he did finally succeed! After 35 years of consistent failure, he became king in 2019.
Tinkle also had some underrated gems in the form of The Dumbbells.
And Chaman Charlie.
It’s a known fact that Pyarelal and Lajo were the OG couple goals.
Tinkle was doing some serious fact-checking before it became mainstream.
It was also home to some good, pure humour.
Especially with See and Smile! Remember?
Buying a dozen Tinkles before a long train journey was pure bliss.
Or the thrill that accompanied buying them from these roadside bookstalls.
And book fairs!
Thank you for defining our childhood, Tinkle.
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