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‘Fake news’ peddlers Pythagoras & Newton, and how Rajapaksas drove Lanka’s economy off a cliff

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In today’s featured cartoon, Manjul takes a jibe at a ‘position paper‘ on the National Education Policy (NEP) presented before the Karnataka government. The ‘position paper’ proposes that students must learn to question how “fake news” like the “Pythagoras theorem” and “apple falling on Newton’s head” is “created and propagated”. He also makes reference to a speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi made in Toronto in 2015, when he used the analogy of the quadratic formula to discuss the India-Canada relationship.

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya
Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya comments on the how protestors in crisis-racked Sri Lanka stormed the presidential palace in Colombo Saturday, forcing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alluding to how Sri Lanka has been pushed to the brink of economic ruin, Alok Nirantar remarks that after the resignation of PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, widespread protests have now resulted in his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, agreeing to step down.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa, too, refers to the economic and political crisis that has engulfed Sri Lanka, forcing some of its top political leaders — including the entire Rajapaksa clan — to step down from their posts, in the backdrop of the government having to turn off street lights, because of acute power shortages.

Sajith Kumar | Twitter/@sajithkumar | Deccan Herald

Alluding to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sajith Kumar refers to the ongoing crisis in the Congress’s Goa unit, with at least six of its 11 MLAs reportedly willing to join the BJP.

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