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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar alludes to NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis reportedly finding common ground in the form of a consensus candidate for the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) elections despite the Maha Vikas Aghadi — a three-party coalition of which NCP was a part — having lost power to the BJP and Eknath Shinde-led faction of the Sena just months earlier.
Satish Acharya captures the final overs of the opening game of the T20 World Cup the night before Diwali during which batter Virat Kohli secured a win for India over Pakistan with his stellar performance, scoring 82 runs in 53 balls.
Nala Ponnappa pokes fun at Xi Jinping, who was re-elected as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for a third consecutive term at the party’s 20th national congress that opened earlier this month.
Vishnu Madhav draws on the Malayalam alphabet to comment on UK Conservative Party MP Rishi Sunak‘s appointment as Britain’s prime minister. Sunak Tuesday became the first person of colour and of Asian descent to occupy the highest office in the country. The illustration depicts the scarce use of Malayalam alphabet ‘Iru’, who is informed about a call only to rush to the phone and find out that the call was for another letter, ‘Ra’, instead — a reference to how the British people will pronounce Sunak’s name using only the ‘Ra’ sound.
Irshad Kaptan alludes to the first commercial mission of ISRO’s Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM3) which launched 36 satellites into their designated orbits in five staggered phases a day before the country celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights.