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Cartoons in the digital age

By Swathi Moorthy, Vignesh, Vipal Durge

The digital era has not affected the way a cartoon is drawn but it has changed the way people can access these works of editorial artists, according to senior cartoonists.

“In the era of internet, though cartoon as an art form has not undergone any changes it has made accessibility easier,” said Surendra, editorial cartoonist of The Hindu.

Speaking at a symposium held to commemorate R.K. Laxman and Rajinder Puri on April 6 in the Asian College of Journalism, Surendra insisted that the digital media with tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator had not changed the way he drew his cartoons. He still used his pencil and paint brushes, he added.

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One more child is lost

One more child is lost Source: ndwrjournal.blogspot.com

One more child is lost
Source: ndwrjournal.blogspot.com

Savithri is a sixth standard student in a government run school in the city, but she also begs on Saturdays and Sundays to earn money for her family. Murali Kumar, counselor, Child Helpline, said that he had counselled Savithri and her mother and asked them to refrain from begging but then it was of no use. He also explained that in Savithri’s caste, women were not allowed to go for jobs so the only option left is to beg. Savithri is a prototype of many young children who beg on the streets of ‘Singara Chennai’. (more…)

Offline retailers accuse e-commerce sites of exploitative practices

Chennai, Oct 24: Union Commerce and Industries minister Nirmala Sitharaman rubbished the reports which said that the centre would probe into Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Sale’ on October 20. The e-commerce firm was accused of exploitative prices and unfair trade practices by the brick and mortar retail firms.

With the Diwali season around, this accusation becomes all the more important as the offline retailers target the ‘season’ time period to push the sales up. (more…)

Kudankulam technical snag raises concerns among activists

Chennai, Oct 29:  The temporary shutdown of the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) due to a technical snag has raised concerns among activists.

S.P. Udayakumar, of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) said (more…)