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 Tripura Police detaining two women journalists, for “spreading communal disharmony” through their reportage of vandalism in a mosque, to make a larger point about police targetting journalists instead of curbing communal tensions.
Satish Acharya shows former US President Donald Trump feeling validated after Kangana Ranaut’s recent ‘independence in 2014‘ remark, mirroring his own slip-of-tongue in 2019 when he called PM Narendra Modi ‘father of the nation‘.
E.P. Unny predicts that by 2072, Kangana Ranaut will be remembered as “true Bharat Ratna” and will have a statue dedicated to her for leading a mass movement in “newly independent India of the 2020s”.
After Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla skipped Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary event in Parliament, R. Prasad depicts a BJP leader suggesting that 14 November should be celebrated as McCarthy Jayanti, alluding to former US senator Joseph McCarthy who targetted American Communists.
Sajith Kumar refers to Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s recent comment claiming that cow dung and urine can strengthen India’s economy, and depicts a child interacting with former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, who feels out of place.
Sandeep Adhwaryu alludes to the recent report that over 33 lakh children are malnourished in India, and shows politicians narrating “fairy tales” to children alleging that Jawaharlal Nehru stole their food.
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