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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar paints black money celebrating the fifth anniversary of demonetisation, which the Narendra Modi government had claimed would rid the country of it.
Manjul depicts PM Modi deep in prayer every time a crisis strikes India, a reference to his visits to temples like Kedarnath, while the common man gets visibly more downtrodden.
R. Prasad mocks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for calling a review of his government’s vaunted Prohibition law, in the light of dozens of people dying because they consumed illicit hooch. The cartoonist also puns on ‘Hey Ram’, the last words of Mahatma Gandhi, who was a proponent of Prohibition.
Sajith Kumar sheds light on the Pentagon’s report that China has constructed a ‘100-home civilian village’ in Arunachal Pradesh, and mocks Indian officials’ inaction on it.
Nala Ponnappa has a riposte for those who question children like Greta Thunberg for protesting against climate change.