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In today’s featured cartoon, Manjul illustrates the outrage over comedian Vir Das’s performance at the Kennedy Centre in Washington titled ‘I come from two Indias’. Das is facing police complaints over a six-minute video on YouTube.
Sandeep Adhwaryu links Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s recent statement that cows, along with their dung and urine, can play a crucial role in the economy, and the news that China has become the richest nation, following the path laid down by its former leader Deng Xiaoping.
After the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation banned the sale of non-vegetarian food items at stalls along public roads, Sajith Kumar predicts this cultural homogenisation could soon land up at your door.
R. Prasad brings back two phrases related to Indira Gandhi’s era, garibi hatao and the Emergency, and links them to the Supreme Court recently questioning the Centre’s commitment on community kitchens and granting protection to journalists reporting on the Tripura violence.
E.P. Unny draws a parallel between the dangerous level of pollution and the deteriorating air quality in New Delhi on one hand, and PM Modi recently cautioning against the dangers of the digital age at the Sydney Dialogue.
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