Daily Archives: 13 April 2007

Will the real Ponnappa please stand up?

 

Can a cartoonist have two views on the same subject on the same day in two different publications? In The Times of India, Bangalore edition, yesterday, the cartoonist N.S. Ponnappa took the safe and predictable Koramangala stand on the N.R. Narayana Murthy issue.

But, surprise, surprise—or maybe, no surprise, no surprise—in Mid-Day, Bombay, yesterday, he hammered home the irony of the national anthem not being sung through a witty line. Except that the cartoon got carried in the tabloid’s nascent Bangalore edition, too.

Cross-posted on churumuri