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, Sandeep Adhwaryu refers to India slipping down the Global Hunger Index, which was launched Thursday, and wonders if the fix would be to have a Nutrition Campaign Bureau with ‘private investigators‘, like the Narcotics Control Bureau is alleged to have deployed in the Aryan Khan drug bust case.
E.P. Unny alludes to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s recent statement condemning the Lakhimpur Kheri violence during her US visit, even as her other cabinet colleagues have remained quiet on the issue.
As fuel prices continue to shoot up, Nala Ponnappa depicts a petrol pump exploring an alternative business — giving bicycles for hire.
Mansoor Naqvi weaves together two pieces of news — Defence Minister Rajnath Singh saying Mahatma Gandhi had advised Veer Savarkar to write a mercy petition to the British, and BJP MP Varun Gandhi’s ‘rebellion’ against his party on farmers’ issues and the Lakhimpur Kheri incident — to show a BJP worker exclaiming that another ‘Gandhi’ is advising the party to apologise.
Reacting to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest projections suggesting that India’s economy will grow at 9.5 per cent in 2021, the common people in Kirtish Bhatt’s cartoon ponder if there is any organisation that could also project the prices of flour, pulses, oil, and cooking gas.
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