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In today’s featured cartoon, Kirtish Bhatt gives his two cents on Tesla CEO Elon Musk buying Twitter and declaring that he wants to make it “better than ever”. Here, Bhatt illustrates online trolls offering their own idea to improve the platform — suggesting that Musk increase the character limit for their abusive tweets.
Sajith Kumar also takes a swipe at Musk’s acquisition of Twitter with a reference to SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer of which Musk — a “free speech absolutist” who has said he wants even his “worst critics” to remain on the platform — is founder and CEO.
Alok Nirantar comments on the drama that ensued after political strategist Prashant Kishor, after months of negotiation, declined an offer to join the Congress. The party had offered him a position with “defined responsibility”, while it is learnt that Kishor wanted the Gandhi family to take on different roles in the party organisation.
Sandeep Adhwaryu drew on reports of Prashant Kishor demanding a “free hand” to overhaul the Congress party’s organisational structure ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
R Prasad shared his thoughts on the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), highlighting how world military expenditure passed $2 trillion for the first time in 2021, only to rise further as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.