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, E.P. Unny puns on Facebook’s rebranding of itself as ‘Meta‘ and wonders if the social media giant will metamorphose again ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections early next year.
Alok Nirantar wonders if the Uddhav Thackeray government will reduce excise duty on fuel, much like the central government and BJP-ruled states, and suggests that it might do so nearer to the Mumbai civic polls in February.
Sandeep Adhwaryu has this take on the poor urban planning in Chennai, which has failed to tackle extreme weather conditions like the heavy downpour the city has been experiencing, leading to floods.
Sajith Kumar has some advice for Tamil Nadu BJP chief K. Annamalai, who drew flak for staging a photo-op while sitting in a boat in ankle-deep water, in an attempt to highlight the DMK-led state government’s shortcomings in handling the weather crisis.
India has downplayed the controversy over China’s construction of a new village on the disputed border near Arunachal Pradesh. But R. Prasad mocks this by painting an Indian politician saying it could be the Chinese President’s rural housing scheme that’s being used as an election gimmick, like it often is in India.
Manjul takes a dig at Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi government after some Delhi Jal Board employees were seen sprinkling water on the Yamuna to dissipate toxic foam ahead of Chhath Puja celebrations.
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