'''Balarama comics''' are a weekly children magazine published in Malayalam by the Malayala Manorama Group. The Malayala Manorama group is a join stock publishing company having the fame of being the first joint stock company of India. The company was established in the year 1888 by Kandathil Varghese Mappillai at Kottayam and since then the company has never looked back. Till date the company has published and sold a large number of volumes of Balarama comics.
With the commencement of publication of the Balarama comics, it started to grow to become one of the most popular magazines children read in this part of the country. The magazine serves various educational as well as entertainment purposes for children, ranging from short stories, classic novels to moral stories which develop an insight of good education in the children, so that they become responsible citizens of the country. The educational features of this comic attracted the parents and entertainment part attracted the children, which made this comic one of the famous comics published in this part of the country and in this language.
The most famous and entertaining cartoon character in the Balarama comics is Mayavi, which is an ogre who can change his form and perform all sorts of magic, a hot favorite of all children. The magazine also features special editions of Kalikudda which is the section for small kids, which is highly entertaining and educating for small children.
The most interesting feature of this magazine is that it provides free gifts along with it on every release of the magazine; the gifts include stickers, tattoos, books etc. This in turn is a very good marketing strategy since it attracts the children to buy more of the comics and that also encourages them to read the magazine, so that they can learn, have fun, get entertained, learn moral values and ultimately develop into good citizens of this country.
'''Contact Details of Balarama comics'''
M M Publications
Kottayam 686 001, Kerala, India.
'''Phone:''' 91-481-2563721 '''Extn''': 291, between 0900 hrs to 1800 hrs IST