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Last Laughs: Ministers on the loose and internet in the times of Mahabharata

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The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In the lead cartoon, Surendra in The Hindu targets ministers and officials who harass and patronise women journalists. This comes after Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit patted journalist Lakshmi Subramanian after she asked him a question.

Tripura CM Biplab Deb provided fodder for cartoonists across the nation when he claimed that the internet was available during the time of the Mahabharata. Sajith Kumar suggests that the ‘Mahaprasthanika Parva’ or the Book of Great Journeys in the Mahabharata was actually about searching for network.

Pravin Togadia quit as VHP International Working President last week and now has launched an indefinite fast against the Modi government for his demands, which includes the construction of a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Alok Nirantar does a witty take on the pro-Hindutva leader turning to Gandhian tactics.

In his cartoon, Arvind tackles the issue of the Modi government removing Atishi Marlena as an advisor to the Delhi government. Marlena, who has a degree from Oxford University and worked towards improving education in the Aam Aadmi Party-governed state, has been compared to the multiple seers that the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh recently appointed as ministers.

Mir Suhail in News18 tackles an issue women face: everyday sexism. Referring to the metro, he illustrates something that has become a part of women’s daily lives in India.

Sajith Kumar | Twitter
Alok Nirantar | Twitter
Arvind | Twitter
Mir Suhail | News18

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