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The Pilot who’s always flying a Mirage & why Shinde’s palm is in Modi’s hands

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Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured
Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured
Alok Nirantar, alluding to how an alliance with the BJP propelled the breakaway faction of the Shiv Sena to power in Maharashtra, pokes fun at Chief Minister Eknath Shinde over his visit to an numerologist and astrologer, Captain Ashok Kharat, in Nashik.
Sajith Kumar | Twitter
Sajith Kumar | Twitter
Sajith Kumar contrasts Indian sports stars with members of the German football team who covered their mouths in a group photo during the ongoing Fifa World Cup to protest the footballing body’s ban on ‘OneLove‘ armbands that symbolise a demand for the host country, Qatar, to acknowledge LGBTQ inclusion. Same-sex relations are illegal in Qatar.
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Napa Ponnappa gives his take on the Fifa World Cup 2022, while highlighting how cricket is much more widely watched in the Indian subcontinent.

Kirtish Bhatt | Twitter/@Kirtishbhat | BBC Hindi
Kirtish Bhatt | Twitter/@Kirtishbhat | BBC Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt illustrates a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court hearing a batch of petitions recommending reforms to the process of appointment of members to the Election Commission of India. In the illustration, a man sitting in the court premises tells another: “The people who facilitate elections, their selection is under discussion.”

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