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, Hemant Morparia weighs in on the latest announcement by the Indian Railways that it would roll out massage services for passengers on board in 39 trains departing from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
Cartoonist Sandeep Adhwaryu, for The Times of India, draws a parallel between veteran playwright Girish Karnad’s play ‘Tughlaq’ and the arrests made by Uttar Pradesh police over social media posts on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Karnad passed away Monday in his residence in Bengaluru.
Satish Acharya also weighs in on the death of Girish Karnad.
Nala Ponnappa takes a dig at the marriage arranged by a citizen forum between two frogs in Karnataka’s Udupi to please rain gods. This ritual is called Mandooka Parinaya and was performed last week as the locals are of the opinion that this will bring rain.
Prodip Nath, for the Assamese daily Axomiya Protidin, weighs in on the menaces of poaching, illegal sand mining and tree felling. In the cartoon, a teacher asks his students to write a sentence, explaining the phrase ‘protector becomes the predator’. A student replies, “The syndicate is running in front of the forest department official, will this sentence do, Sir?”
E.P. Unny, for The Indian Express, takes a dig at West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh CMs Mamata Banerjee and Yogi Adityanath, respectively, by referring to the arrests of a BJP worker in Bengal and some journalists in UP over “objectionable” social media posts. The cartoonist gives the reference of poll consultant Prashant Kishor, who was recently hired by Mamata, to suggest if he could lobby for free speech in both the states.
Alok Nirantar weighs in on the common people who complain about problems, which are sometimes their own making.