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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar nudges Prime Minister Narendra Modi over increased Chinese assertiveness in the Galwan Valley, even as the government’s attention is on poll-bound Uttar Pradesh where thousands of people attending political rallies is a common sight amid rising Covid-19 cases in the country.
As China renames several places in Arunachal Pradesh to assert its territorial claims, Nala Ponnappa foresees a tit-for-tat response from India, which has good form for changing names.
Manjul illustrates the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which was dominant in 2021 and was largely responsible for the devastating second wave of the pandemic in India, passing the fate of humanity to the Omicron variant, which is now driving a rise in cases.
Sajith Kumar contrasts the government’s tough stance on funding rules for NGOs — 5,968 organisations, including Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, lost their foreign contribution licences on 1 January — with its support for electoral bonds, a political funding mechanism that’s often criticised as opaque.
As calls to rewrite India’s history grow, Sandeep Adhwaryu rings in the new year with a jibe at the glorification of the past.