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In today’s featured cartoon, Nala Ponnappa depicts the collective disappointment towards the year gone by — a disgruntled couple pronounces the ‘last day last show’ playing ‘2021’ as unsatisfactory.
Alok Nirantar depicts an old, doddering 2021 passing a mask and earplugs on to the newborn 2022 — one for safety against the increasing Covid cases, the other as necessary protection against the upcoming, cacophonous assembly election season in India.
As another wave of the coronavirus descends on India, Sandeep Adhwaryu comments that politicians who organise and participate in election rallies and the virus have the same smug thought.
As many parts of the country move back into Work from Home (WFH) mode due to the rise in Covid infections, Sajith Kumar takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi, whose latest private visit abroad is to Italy.
Kirtish Bhatt draws on the now-arrested Hindu guru Kalicharan Maharaj’s controversial statements about Mahatma Gandhi. A policeman (purportedly outside Kalicharan’s prison cell) questions another how such people aim to kill Gandhi with gaalis (abusive language) when he (meaning his ideology and principles) couldn’t be killed by a goli (bullet).