Thursday, July 10, 2008
How do you draw a line between THE FEAR and THE PRECAUTION?
Especially if you're in media!
This cartoon wasn't published as few journalists thought it could be offending as I had shown Manmohan Singh as a woman with bindi and saree! They asked me to remove the bindi and saree and make him a MAN again. But I knew if I made those changes I would've lost the humour! So finally some other cartoon went instead of this.
Aren't we getting too panicky? A hostile crowd/group can find offence in any visual, any word, any crusade. Why do we have to compromise on our 'disciplined freedom' in the name of constraint? Cartoonists all over the World use personalities/celebrities to represent a situation and carry their opinion.
What do you think about this cartoon? Is it offending to Sikh community or to Congress party?
Please send me your comment on firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can leave your comment on the blog also.
This will surely help me to fine-tune my freedom and grow as a better cartoonist!