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In today’s featured cartoon, Vishnu Madhav pokes fun at the controversy that the Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer music video,‘Besharam Rang’, has stirred up for the costume and colour of Khan’s co-actor. Like many of his peers, BJP MLA Ram Kadam has objected to the song since it “disrespects Hindutva”. Twitteratis have drawn parallels between Ramdev and Deepika in reaction to the row.
Sajith Kumar, too, uses his comic on the Pathaan controversy by reminding a section of people that the revered Naga Sadhus strip down to the flesh as a sign of their detachment from the world.
Kirtish Bhatt’s comic alludes to the data shared by Union Minister Anurag Thakur in the Lok Sabha that the Modi government has spent ₹6,491 crore on advertisements in media in eight years. The cartoon shows a man saying: “I’ve heard you pay well for printing ads? You can print one on my vest.”
Satish Acharya’s cartoon draws questions on what the implications of the LAC face-off in Arunachal Pradesh will have at a time when India has assumed presidency of G20 whose prominent member is China.
E.P. Unny refers to the cyber attack at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. While the AIIMS data in five servers were successfully retrieved, the comic poses a pertinent question regarding the poor condition of our healthcare infrastructure in hinterland.