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.
The CBSE question paper leaks continue to be on the top of everyone’s mind. The lead cartoon by Alok Nirantar for the Sakal Media Group compares the stress of CBSE students, who have to take re-take the math and economics paper because of the leaks, to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, in which PM Narendra Modi will have to prove himself once again.
Irfan carries the theme forward, sharing a cartoon on Twitter that shows a BJP leader trying to console a crying child by saying that he should re-take his exam with happiness for the sake of the country.
Jayanto for the Hindustan Times highlights just how much of an added burden it is to have to re-take an exam that was so stressful to begin with.
Gokul Gopalakrishnan, in his cartoon on Twitter, showcases the absurdity of the frequency with which Lok Sabha sessions are being adjourned these days. The man in the cartoon wonders if he can put forth a no-confidence motion against adjournments themselves in Parliament.
Lastly, Manoj Sinha pokes fun at Steve Smith and Dave Warner, who stepped down at captain and vice-captain of the Australian cricket team respectively, after the ball tampering scandal. Their teammate Cameron Bancroft was caught rubbing a strip of sandpaper against one side of the ball, which improves the reverse-swing. Thus, the cartoon suggests that Smith and Warner should endorse graters, since the team is now known for tampering with the ball by grating one side of it.
“What’s this? (referring to the boy’s tears) Can’t you re-take the exams for the sake of the country?”