Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ayodhya Verdict: WE for victory!

Ayodhya Verdict: A verdict which can change the face of the nation, if all concerned parties see a golden chance to move on from an ancient conflict and accept the court verdict.
(Couldn't wait to share this cartoon with you, so posting it before it appears in Midday)

Ayodhya:the beast in all of us!

Who is the real beast, Ayodhya or the beast in all of us?

Have we moved on from Ayodhya?

Almost 18 years, have we moved on from the Ayodhya?
Today, we'll know.
We're in a situation where before delivering one judgement,
we have to make sure that there's an unprecedented security!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Will the third party win in Ayodhya dispute?

The third party in Ayodhya dispute, will Peace win?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sensex 20-20, slog overs?

Sensex 20-20, slog overs? cartoon

PM inaugurates CWG injury centre, first!

Cartoon that appeared in Kannada daily Vartha Bharati
(added English translation as per the requests from many readers)

Snake found in CWG! Big deal!

Snake found in athlete's room at Commonwealth Games! Big deal! Have these foreign athletes forgot that they are in the land of snake-charmers?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Some recent cartoons in Kannada daily Vartha Bharati!

Some recent cartoons that appeared in Vartha Bharati, Kannada daily.
Apologies to non-Kannadiga readers, because there's no translation!

India bribed 72 nations to get Commonwealth Games?

Shocking report reveals that India bribed 72 nations, $1,00,000 each to get the hosting rights of Commonwealth Games! With very few sponsors coming forward, here's an idea to recover that money!
(This cartoon was done for

Friday, September 24, 2010

The ban on bulk sms will continue!

Though the Supreme Court postponed the Ayodhya Judgement by a week, the ban on bulk sms and mms will continue!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today's final cartoon on Commonwealth Games!

Phew! Today's final cartoon on Commonwealth Games, before they sue me for defaming the games!
This cartoon was done for

Commonwealth Games gets a new mascot!

Commonwealth Games gets a new mascot!

Sheila Dixit has answer for CWG mess!

Commonwealth Games could be most expensive 'International Shame'! But Delhi CM, who has been talking about last-minute finish, has answers for all the problems, PRAY!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Terror threat to Commonwealth Games?

Shootout at Jamia Masjid in Delhi has triggered a panic about terror threat to Commonwealth Games!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pakistan is embarassed to take flood-aid from India, directly!

Pakistan is embarassed to receive flood aid from India directly. India had to send $25 million flood donation to Pakistan through UN, as Pakistan refused to accept it directly!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Oh My god! It's RAJNI!

Oh My God! It's RAJNI!
Kopykatman, Sunday Midday comics

Salman becomes Gandhi!

Illustration done for Anuvab's column in Sunday Midday. The columnist compared Dabangg experience to Gandhiji's idea of ONE INDIA MOMENT, where the whole of India without any differences enjoys ONE EXPERIENCE!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kannada cartoons in Vartha Bharati!

Some cartoons that appeard in Kannada daily, Vartha Bharati!
(Apologies to non-kannadiga readers since there is no trranslation of the caption.)

Friday, September 17, 2010

TEST championship for India!

TEST championship for India! Cricinfo cartoon

Narendra Modi turns 60!

Happy birthday to Narendra Modi.
Caricature done for a special supplement of Gujarati Midday.
Tried to keep the exaggeration minimum on editor's demand!

Best actor in PAA's role goes to...

While Kashmir is burning Paa Farooq Abdullah seems to be more concerned about saving his son Omar Abdullah!

PS: Nominations for this award were...Karunanidhi, Bal Thackeray, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Wipro's Premji etc etc (The Govt is also thinking of creating a special jury award for MAA too!)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

RSS chief wants muslims to give up Babri Masjid claim!

On one hand RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says he believes in Indian judicial system, but also requests muslims to give up Babri Masjid claim so that Mandir can be built there!
The court verdict will come on Sept 24!
Will Sept 24 erase the memories
of Dec 6?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rats in Mumbai locals!

Illustration done for a story on rats in Mumbai's suburban local trains!

Salman Khan gets Patriotic Certificate from Thackeray!

Salman Khan gets Patriotic Certificate from Thackeray! cartoon

Low-cost housing in Mumbai!

Owning a home in Mumbai is not even a  dream for a middle-class family. You dream about something practical!
There's an effort to create low-cost housing for the middle-class. Recently the Maharashtra CM gave his nod for low-cost housing. Will  it help the poor or will be grabbed by the politicians and their party workers?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

UPA govt wants to unarm the Indian Army in Kashmir!

The UPA govt is trying to strengthen a weak Omar Abdullah by diluting Indian Army's special powers called AFSPA, in Kashmir. The situation in Kashmir is extremely difficult for army to handle, with the constant interference by outside forces like Pakistan. Diluting army's special powers in the valley will weaken their fight against the separatists, who are backed by Pakistan.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Imagine if India-Pakistan were one team...

The amazing run of Indo-Pak duo of Bopanna and Qureishi in the US Open has tempted our media to fantasise about one India-Pakistan team!
Imagine if India and Pakistan were ONE TEAM...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pawar Bappa, the God of excess things!

With the onset of festive season, millions of poor and hungry people will have one thing on their mind, tonnes of rotting grains!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Finally Pakistan discovers a solution for match-fixing!

Finally Pakistan discovers a solution for match-fixing! This cartoon first appeared on

Manmohan Singh shares retirement plans with Sachin!

PM Manmohan Singh refused to retire when a select group of editors asked him about his retirement plans. I'm always puzzled by such questions. He's been asked this question repeatedly.
The other person who always face such question about retirement is cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Even when he scores a century, media will still ask him about his retirement plans.
Their answers always make media look stupid!

From my facebook page...

Making of this cartoon...
One technique of getting an idea for a cartoon(on contemporary issues) is by connecting two hot issues. When PM Singh declared that he won't retire, I was really surprised to see the headline. Why should he retire? Just to make way for little Rahul? That tempted me to think about another great achiever who regularly faces such question, Sachin Tendulkar. Why should Sachin retire, when he's performing far far better than any young cricketer? And look at the alternatives we have once he retires! Our bench strength in Team India looks more like a hospital ward!

Coming to the illustration part, I'm not very happy with the drawing part, but had to finish it in a hurry so as to meet the deadline. I wish I could spend little more time to get the right look for the carton. Do share your views about the idea and cartoon. Thanks

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Food minister Sharad Pawar is indeed feeding!

Sharad Pawar will soon replace Lalu Prasad Yadav as media's favourite child. Of course Pawar is the most boring politician for a drama-crazy tv media, but look at the recent newspapers, look at the recent news bulletins(breaking news!). Probably he's been in the news for the most part of our lives. As our agriculture and food minister, as BCCI bigwig, as ICC chief, as NCP leader and as a prominent figure from Maharashtra politics! Phew! Who says he's not feeding!
From my cartoon page on facebook!

Satish Acharya's cartoon page I always loved caricaturing Sharad Pawar. He's one of those politicians, where I don't need to look at a photo while caricaturing. I could draw from memory(Some of the others are Manmohan singh, Sonia, Lalu, Mulayam, Mamta, Advani, Gadkari, Thackerays(all of them!) etc etc) But while doing this cartoon I thought of using his photo for caricaturing him. I guess it came out pretty decent.I always wondered how can Pawar manage so many roles. As a senior union minister, as an important partner of UPA, as BCCI bigwig, as ICC chief, as NCP leader ...phew! And he was in news for all the wrong reasons in different roles. That thought prompted me to this cartoon idea. There's absolutely no formula to get an idea. There's no method also. Your profession trains your mind and sets your thoughts for the right tuning! Really complex!

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