Daily Archives: July 31, 2013

Break into that laughter as SAB TV ventures into comics

I have been an ardent lover of some of the shows in SAB TV including FIR and Tarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma. These shows are a wave of freshness with a very earthy touch.

For fans like me, SAB TV gives another reason to keep that laughter going, as it ventures into comics. A part of channel’s strategy to revamp the look, there will be innovative offering to keep the viewers glued of which SAB Ke Comics will be a part.


These comics will be available through iOS and Android OS. There are over a 100 comic strips of six shows, entertains fans on the go with short jokes from SAB TV shows and characters. This app has been an extension to newspaper ads in comic strip formats of some of the successful shows including Jeannie aur Juju, Chidiya Ghar, FIR, Lapataganj, R.K. Laxman and Golmaal.

The channel has also unveiled 3D characters of the popular Gadha, Gopi Mama and Gulgule.

Karmik goes beyond borders; to soon open store in Pakistan

I remember speaking with Pradeep Hirani, CMD, Karmik back in mid-2012 when he shared that he would not limit these stores to India but also explore the neighbouring countries. And it finally becomes a reality, as Hirani takes the multi-designer pret retail chain to Pakistan, the first such Indian retailer.

With the focus on reaching the fashionistas of Pakistan, Karmik has entered an international franchise and agreement with Arshadsons, a retail franchise company, from Pakistan. The deal was recently signed in Delhi. Additionally, as part of this master-franchise deal, the plan is to open six stores in cities such as Lahore (also the location for the first store ever in the country), Karachi and Islamabad over the next three years, followed by smaller towns. Estimated investment for this deal is around 3 million dollars over three years.

Agreement signing between Sheikh Aftab Arshad & Pradeep Hirani
Agreement signing between Sheikh Aftab Arshad & Pradeep Hirani

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