Monday, 24 January, 2022
HomeLast LaughsA 'jashn' for new India, and a tough time for vegans

A ‘jashn’ for new India, and a tough time for vegans

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Text Size:

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Manjul weighs in on the controversy kicked up by a new Diwali-themed ad campaign by clothing brand Fabindia. The campaign sought to celebrate “Jashn-e-Riwaaz”, as a “homage” toast to Indian culture, but was criticised by some social media users, including BJP MP Tejasvi Surya, who called it a “deliberate attempt of abrahamisation of Hindu festivals”. The ad was subsequently pulled down.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu invokes the same theme to take a potshot at the high fuel prices.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar on a new central government order that instructs ministries to go easy on jargon in press releases about Cabinet decisions.

R. Prasad | The Economic Times

R. Prasad draws on the spate of civilian killings in the Valley, and how it appears to defeat the government’s promises about post-Article-370 Kashmir.

E.P. Unny | The Indian Express

E.P. Unny also refers to the departure of migrant workers from Jammu and Kashmir in light of the civilian killings.

Nala Ponnappa | @PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa on the rise in vegetable prices.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt suggests Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s announcement that 40 per cent of the Congress’ tickets will be reserved for women in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, has created a difficult predicament for rival parties.

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

Most Popular