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, Manjul refers to the infamous chapter of Draupadi’s cheer-haran from the epic Mahabharata, and suggests that in modern times, those wanting to take away a woman’s dignity can simply go online, as in the recent case of the ‘Bulli Bai’ app where photos of over 100 influential Muslim women were uploaded for ‘auction’ on an app.
Sandeep Adhwaryu reflects on the callous attitude of the Indian masses and political messaging, which keep downplaying the seriousness of the Covid threat.
With unemployment rates jumping, Sajith Kumar takes a jibe at the Modi government by drawing upon Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik’s recent statement, that the PM was “arrogant” and allegedly said of the deaths hundreds of farmers, “Did they die for me?”
E.P Unny illustrates Home Minister Amit Shah taking a microscopic look at NGOs, referring to the government’s decision not to renew some of their FCRA licences, when the health sector needs more attention, personnel and equipment.
Kirtish Bhatt draws upon China reportedly hoisting its flag in Galwan a few days after it “renamed” villages in Arunachal Pradesh, and takes a dig at TV news. The anchor says he has ‘had enough’ and ‘can’t take it any more’, but then adds his anger is restricted to why the clock is not turning to primetime soon, so that he can debate it.