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Mihir Sharma: Truth and a cartoon

Editorial cartoon and the reaction to it serves to crystallise a moment in time

Mihir S Sharma 

Mihir S Sharma Every now and then, an editorial cartoon — and the reaction to it — serves to crystallise a moment in time far better than 10,000 talking heads. The moment we’re in was awaiting its cartoon, and now it may have found one. About a fortnight ago, the New Yorker published a cartoon, which showed an irate man in an airplane standing up and addressing his fellow passengers: “These smug pilots have lost touch with regular passengers like us. Who thinks I should fly the plane?” Around him, dozens of hands are going up. It’s funny because it’s true, ...

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