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White man’s bhakti is Shinde’s shakti & Ardern’s resignation gives netas indigestion

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, Alok Nirantar pokes fun at Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde who, upon his return from the World Economic Forum in Davos, said Xavier Bettel — the Prime Minister of Luxembourg — told him that the latter was a “Modi bhakt“.

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

Kirtish Bhatt, referring to backlash over the government’s draft IT rules and how the definition of political accountability varies in democracies around the globe, alludes to Jacinda Ardern’s shock announcement that she will not be seeking re-election in October after six years in office as PM of New Zealand, saying she has nothing more to offer. In the illustration, an Indian politician tells a reporter in the backdrop of Ardern’s announcement, “We are against these foreign traditions and culture. Such news should be banned.”

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya
Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Achaya gives his take on the protest by professional wrestlers demanding removal of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) in the backdrop of multiple allegations of sexual harassment by women wrestlers.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa mocks Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for saying that he would “hang” himself if allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by multiple professional women wrestlers are proven.

Sunil Agarwal | Twitter
Sunil Agarwal | Twitter

Sunil Agarwal wields his usual dry humour to give his take on modern love.


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