Author: Vaibhav Sharma

‘Canvas for cartooning is changing’

By Vaibhav Sharma, Faisal Arshad, Swathi R. Iyer

Humour might be the best medicine but it also one of the primary tools of presenting a critique of society. Political cartooning does not only provide a commentary on recent events but also throws lights on the issues plaguing the society.

But according to E.P Unny, the Chief Political Cartoonist, Indian Express Group, political cartooning is losing visibility in the public sphere and is on the verge of disappearance.

Speaking at a panel discussion on the future of political cartooning in India, at the Asian College of Journalism, here on Monday, Unny said “Over the years political cartooning has gradually been losing space in newspapers. If political cartooning disappears then people will stop reading newspapers.”



Rain halts metro construction

Chennai, Oct 21: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) faced a setback over the weekend, with continuous rain halting the Metro construction work. Water-logging at the subway outside the Park Town railway station slowed down the construction near the Chennai Central.

BCCI cancels tours to West Indies, experts suggest arm-twisting

Chennai, Oct 24: Commenting on the latest development in the conflict between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and The West Indies Cricket Board(WICB), V Ram Naryanan, columnist for ESPN Cricinfo and Wisden India, labelled the BCCI as a “bully” for suspending future tours to West Indies.