Chief political cartoonists with The Indian Express.
Asterix and Obelix are no conquerors. They resist conquests. They would have coped with today’s lockdown more than the footloose Tintin and Captain Haddock, who would have sworn his head off.
Dar Saab reduced the day’s news to an everyday situation and located it firmly in the capital’s backdrop, giving the reader multiple prompts to relate to the content.
As the Malayalam cartoon turns 100 this month, a look back at its glorious culture of standing up to power, with tongue firmly in cheek
A critical look at independent India’s early political cartooning reveals casteism, and BR Ambedkar is always the shortest man in the frame
Morphing done with graphic software like Adobe Photoshop, is part of the current practice of cartooning the world over today. It is no more offensive than the hand-done caricaturing by the conventional practitioner.
Forget the metaphor, the magnitude is real. It is a battle for national relevance and no less a prequel to Kerala’s assembly election in 2021. If there is anything worse than the electoral mood swing between two neat fronts, there is a third within spoiling distance - the BJP.
The buzz in Mettu Neerathan village is that the whole state is watching Theni for signs. Once the voters here show the way, Jaya loyalists statewide would sense it, swing in sync and the winner would take all.
Armed with cellphones, these party men are focused on immediate rival AIADMK, which they think is in terminal decline, hastened by T T V Dhinakaran, who, on his part, is expected to helpfully split the Jaya legacy vote.
Kanimozhi, poet, journalist and two-term member of Rajya Sabha, is in a keen contest against Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan.
The mother of all alliances this time is the motherless AIADMK’s. Minus Jayalalithaa, who projected herself as PM in the 2014 elections, the ruling AIADMK is seen by critics as BJP’s satellite.
The Sabarimala legend fires a child’s imagination — it has adventure, spectacle, mystery and magic. The current controversy threatens the bond between the hill god and the child.
Kalaignar is no mere son of the soil. World Tamil leader is how he is described by the few posters you see with some text. The emphasis is on language that flows, not terrain that binds.
As the country, and journalism, changed, TVR Shenoy never seemed overtaken
At a fishing settlement in Chennai, an annual festival continues to bring together an unusual range of art forms.
Politicians know the power of the visual. Hence, the arrest of cartoonist Bala
Political parties are desperately photoshopping the bull image into hoardings, only to invite measured vandalism.
Despite Chennai’s ostracisation, Balamuralikrishna appeared teasingly in sarkari promos as the sole representative of classical music from the south
There are schools now but no 'masters'; few jobs but many gods.
Some election! Coast to coast, not one confident player.
On his 13th contest to the assembly, Kalaignar Karunanidhi delivers a speech measured even in its excess with enough elements to evoke.