Microsoft and Amar Chitra Katha Launches ‘ACK Comics’ App For Windows 8 Tablets and Notebooks

Microsoft  and Amar Chitra Katha today launched the first official Amar Chitra Katha comic application, ‘ACK COMICS’ exclusively for Windows 8 tablets and notebooks.  First five comics – Shakuntala, Birbal the Wise, Tirupati, Tenzing Norgay and Anant Pai will be available free of cost to Windows 8 users.

Amar Chitra Katha ACK Comics App Windows 8 Tablets and Notebooks

With this free app, developed by Ninestars’ App9 Digital Studio, consumers can now instantly browse, buy, download and read hundreds of old favorites as well as the latest titles from Amar Chitra Katha, on the go.

A legendary household name in India, Amar Chitra Katha is synonymous with Indian fables from the great epics, mythology, history, literature and oral folktales. With more than 400 comics in 20 languages that have sold over 90 million copies to date, Amar Chitra Katha is a cultural phenomenon, popular across the world.

ACK Comics app will be available exclusively on the Windows 8 platform for the first month.  The free app will bring the entire library of Amar Chitra Katha titles to Windows 8 users in a downloadable, easy-to-read format. Consumers can read their comics on multiple devices using a single user account in either Flipbook mode (standard, page by page) or Panel-by-Panel mode (for ease of reading on smaller devices).

To download the Amar Chitra Katha App for Windows 8, users can visit

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December 23, 2013 8:14 am 8:14 AM
@vivek krishnan accepted that windows 8 running on haswell processors would be costly but power efficient and even if they are costly people would have a reason to shell out those extra $ since it gives them extra productivity as compared to ios or android windows rt on the other hand despite being on cheaper arm processors are not doing well, for example microsoft already has a billion dollars stuck in surface rt and there is no good reason to buy surface rt simply because most x-86 apps cannot run on it so its better to buy a android tablet… Read more »
Vivek Krishnan
December 22, 2013 11:32 pm 11:32 PM
@Rama – The current crop of Ivy Bridge processors are not that power efficient. Haswell ULV processors are going to be so, but they wont come cheap. On the other hand, we have ARM chipsets that just sip power. So, unless Intel makes pricing cheaper, I doubt you will get a x86 machine which is cheap. As far as the apps are concerned, I think they are increasing the number of free apps, but they would do better to make WP8 free, it would be best, that would work out cheaper than Android – they charge a fee of about… Read more »
December 23, 2013 11:12 am 11:12 AM
@vivek krishnan i agree that ms does not provide anything like apps ops to the end user but i completely disagree with the fact that its not beneficial to the end user,if you on play store and search for the facebook app you ll see that a number of one start ratings fb has got is because of asking permissions like scanning through contacts,call logs,messages etc which are completely irrelevant especially call logs now if app ops would have been there the end user can prevent fb from accessing these and continue using the service the main reason why many… Read more »
December 22, 2013 2:19 pm 2:19 PM
@Tharun Geroge Intel processors being power hungry is now a matter of past, the current haswell range of processors from intel are truly power efficient and as far as tablet OS is concerned microsoft’s windows RT does not stand a chance in front of apples ios and android because it lacks apps heavily and that matters a lot when people buy tablets and rt does not even have tablets at cheap prices like windows phone to make it popular amongst the people with a tight budget. windows rt has not been a success which is evdient from a billion dollar… Read more »