The convention was launched by former Shiv Sena leader late Bal Thackeray, who was also a cartoonist. Over the years, cartoon exhibitions have been organised in Pune, Nanded, Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur and other cities of Maharashtra by Cartoonists Combine.
The cartoon by Bala showed the collector, police commissioner and the Chief Minister standing around a burning child, naked, with their eyes lowered, and holding currency notes in front of their private parts.
Cartoonist G Bala is at the centre of controversy for the past few days over a cartoon that also landed him in jail. One caricature made recently by the ‘not so subtle’ artist went viral and was shared by thousands of people that drew ire from the bureaucracy. The 36-year-old Bala calls himself an editorial […]