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

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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, Sajith Kumar takes a shot at the state of Indian journalism, by drawing a comparison to Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia, who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for their fight to safeguard ‘freedom of expression’.

Nala Ponappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponappa comments on the fact that diesel prices have almost equalled petrol prices, after years of being much cheaper.

R. Prasad | Economic Times

R. Prasad has a tongue-in-cheek take on the Allahabad High Court’s observation that Parliament should introduce a law to grant “national honour” to Hindu gods Ram and Krishna, and sages Valmiki & Ved Vyas, who wrote ‘Ramayana’ and the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ respectively. The cartoonist advises the judge to extend the “national honour” to Dr B.R. Ambedkar and his “seminal work”, the Constitution of India.

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya pays tribute to Air India founder J.R.D. Tata, after Tata Sons won the bid to acquire the airline from the government.

Manjul | Vibes of India

Manjul puns on ‘excess baggage’ in air travel to refer to Air India’s debt of Rs 61,560 crore as the Tatas take over the airline from the Modi government.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured
Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alok Nirantar takes a dig at Union Power Minister R.K. Singh’s denial of coal shortage in the country, amid huge concern about the power supply in more than six states.

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