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Reality vs perception in Ukraine students’ rescue, and Warnie’s skills in demand in the heavens

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, Manjul comments on the ongoing struggle Indian students are facing to get out of Ukraine, especially the hundreds stranded in war-torn Sumy, despite the central government’s claim that PM Narendra Modi is leading a ‘superhuman’ effort to evacuate them.

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

After ‘Operation Ganga’ became part of the BJP’s pitch for votes in the assembly elections, Satish Acharya takes a swipe at the party for taking credit, papering over other controversies its government has faced in the recent past.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar also highlights the desperate efforts made by Indian students to reach bordering countries of Ukraine on their own — walking miles, often in subzero temperatures, to the borders, before seeking the Indian embassy’s help to reach India. To add irony, he references the government’s flagship Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa takes a dig at NATO and United Nations’ role as passive onlookers in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. In spite of the UN condemning the Russian aggression and the UN Secretary-General’s request for peace, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems wholly undeterred. Similarly, Ukraine’s request for a no-fly zone over its territory has been ignored by NATO, fearful as it is of a wider European conflict.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu pays humorous tribute to ‘king of spin’ Shane Warne, who passed away Friday aged 52. Warne leaves behind a towering legacy of magical skills with the ball which, in this imagining, is in great demand in his heavenly abode too.

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