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In today’s featured cartoon, alluding to Karnataka BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel’s controversial advice for party workers to prioritise “love jihad” over civic issues in the run-up to the assembly elections, Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on a biker sustaining injuries after a massive pothole opened up on Bengaluru’s Brigade Road earlier this week.
Nala Ponnappa blends humour with wit to give his take on Naatu Naatu, the track from blockbuster ‘RRR’, winning the ‘The Best Original Song’ at the 80th Golden Globe Awards.
Kirtish Bhatt comments on findings of the Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2023 that suggest authorities in India “intensified and broadened” their crackdown on activist groups and the media through 2022. In the illustration, a politician remarks: “As long as they (people) think of themselves as voters and not humans, we have nothing to worry about.”
E.P. Unny refers to Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar questioning the ‘basic structure’ doctorine formulated by the Supreme Court in its judgment in the Keshavananda Bharati case.
Sorit Gupto depicts the Uttarakhand government’s announcement of a Rs 45 crore rehabilitation package for families displaced from Joshimath after large cracks appeared on buildings and roads in the city in Chamoli district.