How 74th Independence Day was different, & why Congress isn’t worried by Modi’s new record

Nala Ponnappa | EPW

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Nala Ponnappa illustrates how times have changed as India celebrates its 74th Independence Day under strict Covid-19 lockdown and in the digital age.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt takes a swipe at the Grand Old Party as PM Modi became India’s longest-serving non-Congress prime minister on 15 August.


E P Unny | The Indian Express

E.P. Unny puts the spotlight on the political drama in Rajasthan and the Bengaluru riots in the week of Independence Day.

Mika Aziz | TwitterMika

Aziz focuses on the Supreme Court’s ruling that held advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of “serious contempt” for his tweets. Bhushan, in a separate plea, had challenged the constitutional validity of the contempt law, claiming it “has the effect of threatening dissenters and critics into silence”. The plea was later withdrawn.

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