Sunday, December 30, 2012

'Macho' mentality!

We're living in a society, which is suffering from 'macho' mentality! It will take ages for us to get out of this mentality. Till then, stricter laws can only scare the potential rapists.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Delhi Gang Rape and us!

Delhi Gang Rape has uncovered a shameful India, which we all knew existed, but never thought seriously about it.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ratan Tata comics!

Weekly comics in Bengaluru's TALKmag.

Ratan Tata, bye bye!

Ratan Tata leaves behind a legacy of humility and compassion on his last day at work.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Theek Hai!

PM Singh's 'theek hai' comment, while addressing the Delhi protesters, has become a talking point everywhere!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Mayans were wrong & Sonia-Sheila happy!

Delhi Protests over the lack of safety for women in the city, will surely hurt both Delhi govt and the UPA for a long time.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Stop rape!

New Delhi had to listen to the spontaneous protests from the youngistan, demanding a stricter law to deal with rape cases.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Chala Modi Dilli!

Narendra Modi's third victory in Gujarat has triggered his ambitious Delhi-trip talk!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Who's really safe in Delhi?

Politicians, VIPs are all over our TVs, to condemn the Delhi gang rape and shed tears. But who's swallowed our police force?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Voter's revenge on Sheilaji!

Delhi CM Sheila Dixit says a family of five people can manage home in just Rs 600 per month!

Quota in promotions!

UPA wants to use the Quota in promotions bill as one of it's trump cards in 2014.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Inzy wants an aggressive Pakistan in India!

Pakistan cricket team is about to tour India. And Inzamam-ul-haq wants the team to be aggressive in India.

Rehman Malik's Babri comment!

Rehman Malik equates the act of Babri Masjid demolition with 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai.

Thackeray stamp!

Shiv Sainiks, after insisting on a memorial at the Shivaji Park, demanded a stamp in memory of Balasaheb.

How Rahul Gandhi reached Gujarat!

Rahul Gandhi went to Gujarat at that last minute, but cut a sorry figure during the campaign.

The language of money!

Samajwadi Party says Wal-Mart can't bribe them because nobody speaks English in the party!

90% Indians are idiots!

Katju declares that 90% of Indians are idiots!

Yeddy's baggage!

Yeddyurappa is busy counting the number of BJP MLAs, MPs joining his new party!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lord Tendlya!

Ayyotoons, weekly comics in Bengaluru's TALKmag.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

FDI Match fixing!

The Parliament discussed FDI for hours before voting took place. SP and BSP walked out, easing the way for a revised majority number. When everything happened according to the plan, what's the significance of a lengthy debate?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Yeddy's HOSA HUTTU(rebirth)!

BS Yeddyurappa, who once called BJP as his mother, broke away to join Karnataka Janata Party. On the day he resigned from BJP he organised a gathering of his supporters, calling it HOSA HUTTU(rebirth).

Saturday, December 1, 2012

FDI flashback!

Weekly comics in Bengaluru's TALKmag.
Few more hours would've added lots of colors to the page, but had deadline compulsions.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thackeray and face-bookies!

Ayyotoons, weekly comics in Bengaluru's TALKmag.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shraddhanjali Balasaheb!

 I have been a huge fan of Balasaheb Thackeray's cartoons, ever since I saw his cartoons in a Kannada magazine during the late eighties. I realised his authority on Mumbai city, only when I migrated to Mumbai in 1993. He ran his own govt from Matoshree. While staying in Bandra east, I could witness the influence that 'bungalow' holds over  Mumbaikars.
Many people hated him, many people adored him, many were scared of him. But nobody in Mumbai could ignore HIM.
As a cartoonist with Mid-day, I had drawn loads of anti-Thackeray cartoons. But never faced any problem from Thackeray family. When I was in touch with Aditya Thackeray, he would recall some of the cartoons where he was featured. I was puzzled when Balasaheb's another son Jaydev Thackeray called me to appreciate a cartoon and asked for a copy of it. And the cartoon was about Thackeray-bahu Smitha Thackeray's exit from Matoshree!
I was over the moon, when one of my Maharashtrian artist friends(who worked with Samna group) told me that Balasaheb personally picked cartoons for Marmik and he regularly selected my cartoons for the magazine. It was more like a stamp of approval for my cartoons, since I've been a great fan of his cartoons.
I wish he continued with his political cartooning. He was right there at the top with the best cartoonists like Laxman.
I personally feel Balasaheb had two personalities, one as a creative cartoonist and another as the head of a party which thrived on hate and violence. Shiv Sena was the tiger he's created and he was riding it. To ride the tiger he had to feed the tiger what it wants, hate and violence. May be he wasn't very happy inside as a creative person, with the job he was doing.
End of an era is much mis-used word, for obituary. But in Balasaheb's case, this is indeed the end of an era, in Maharashtra politics. He ruled Mumbai for four decades. He changed the rules in Maharashtra politics and other parties had to play the game according to the rules formulated by Shiv Sena.
Shraddhanjali to Balasaheb!
If possible please come back as a cartoonist, JUST cartoonist. Because I feel he didn't do justice to his cartooning potential.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Faith vs life!

Savita Halappanavar was left to die as doctors in Ireland refuse to perform abortion, citing faith.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hot Curry, Gadkari!

Ayyotoons, weekly comics in Bengaluru's TALKmag.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Saifeena Comics!

Comics in Bengaluru's weekly magazine, TALK.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vadra in comics!

Ayyotoons, comics in Bengaluru's weekly mag, TALK

Brave Malala vs the coward Taliban!

Malala Yousufzai has already won her fight against Taliban, because only the scared can attack a school-going girl!
Mid-day cartoon

Friday, October 12, 2012

Narendra Modi discovers a new route to Dilli!

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi gets a boost from abroad as UK decides to normalise relations with him.
Mid-day cartoon

Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to stop rape?

Khap Panchayat in Haryana says, only child marriage can stop the rampant rape incidents in the state, which is supported by the veteran politician Chautala!
Mid-day cartoon

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An Emergency GOM!

UPA ministers are all busy in defending the Gandhi damaad, after Kejriwal's allegations.
Mid-day cartoon

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Law-abiding damaad!

Robert Vadra has been attacked by Team Kejriwal over his alleged deals with DLF.
Mid-day cartoon

Monday, October 8, 2012

Jairam Ramesh's temple!

Jairam Ramesh's remark comparing toilets to temples, has invited a lot of criticism from all the parties.
Mid-day cartoon

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Deve Gowda in Ayyotoons!

Ayyotoons, comics in Bengaluru's weekly TALK.

Only Rs. 3 lakh spent on Sonia's trips...

Govt refutes the allegation leveled by Narendra Modi over Sonia Gandhi's foreign trips and declares that only around Rs. 3 lakh were spent on her trips.
Mid-day cartoon

Narendra Modi's opening partner!

Narendra Modi attacks Sonia Gandhi during his Gujarat Electiom campaign.
Mid-day cartoon

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Old wives lose charm, says Coal Minister Jaiswal!

Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal was criticised for his sexist comment of 'old wives losing charm'.
Mid-day cartoon

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How did Modi arrive at Rs 1,880 crore?

Narendra Modi alleges that Rs. 1,880 crore has been spent on Sonia Gandhi's foreign trips. How did he arrive at that number, when RTI application hasn't been answered yet?
Mid-day cartoon

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Anna Tero Naam...

Team Kejriwal will launch their political party today on Gandhi Jayanti and expects Anna Hazare to support their political mission.
Mid-day cartoon

Monday, October 1, 2012

Advani proposes NDA-Plus!

LK Advani proposes NDA-plus platform to rope in more parties before the 2014 elections. And secularism seems to be the bait. But will other parties fall to it?
Mid-day cartoon

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Anna Bond!

Comics in Bengaluru's weekly, TALK magazine.

PM is the highest authority-Supreme Court

Supreme Court says PM is the highest authority and slams Karnataka govt for not listening to PM's instruction to supply Cauvery water to TN.
Mid-day cartoon

Friday, September 28, 2012

'Ajit Pawar listened to inner voice'

Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule says Ajit Pawar listened to his inner voice and resigned over Irrigation scam.
Mid-day cartoon

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Will NCP survive?

Looks like NCP isn't a party owned by just Sharad Pawar anymore. There are enough dissident voices inside the party, which could please their partner, Congress.
Mid-day cartoon

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Will the real MMS, please stand up?

Suddenly we see an hyper-active PM Dr. Singh, who is on a mission to complete the unfinished tasks. He has surely stumped the opposition.
Mid-day cartoon

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Islamic radicals!

A stupid-hateful film and few provocative cartoons have led to a wide-spread violent protests all over the World.
Mid-day cartoon

Saturday, September 22, 2012

FDI results in more job losses!

After withdrawing support to UPA govt over FDI, Mamata Banerjee's ministers quit their posts.
Mid-day cartoon

Friday, September 21, 2012

Amma Jaya!

Comics in Bengaluru's weekly magazine, TALK.

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