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Chartered Account by day, cartoonist and Writer by night, passionate athlete at twilight and dutiful householder on weekends  There are people who make things for the Western markets and those who do the same for the Indian market. I make cartoons for an audience who are rooted culturally in India but who are spiritually agile enough to assume Western sensibilities - who swear by Quentin Tarantino AND David Dhawan / Bharathiraja in the same breath - I make cartoons for this audience - the INDIAN diaspora in INDIA !


  1. Ravishanker – the sketching is really nicely done. But were there some inside jokes meant for a specific audience? I am asking since I couldn’t quite get the DRS / copying connection. Sorry if the right side of my brain isn’t functional today 🙂

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  2. Thanks so much Ram !

    I’m dusting off one of your earlier comments on the blog where you mention “I realize there are many “in-jokes” for your classmates”.

    Damn right !

    But in my attempt to layer the cartoon I think I buried what was supposed to be a straightforward gag under a lot of baggage.

    Steve Smith broke the rules once.
    When he broke the rules the second time he blamed it on “brain fade’

    So also the “copying” student.


  3. This reminds me of our gully cricket during school days. The game within the compound had many rules like wall-catch; full cover not allowed; not-out batsman no gauge (sorry not the English word) and one more was a “சொல்லி கொடுத்து out ஆக்கறது (taking a wicket after consulting). I know few of the terms are too local or technical, beyond the understanding of an intellectual and learned.
    There were guys who would argue, after getting out, that the bowler consulted someone else before bowling that typical delivery. These guys were specifically the ones who owned the bat. Many a times these guys bent the rules. Imperialism to the core.
    Although it was a normal for any bowling team to have a game plan for a batsman, we avoided explicit advise, else we will lose the bat and the game for the day. At times that bat-owner’s mother may arrive at the pitch scolding us of conspiring against her son. After a generation, I notice our tactics have gone international..

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    1. Raman : I nearly died laughing reading this !

      And its also gotten me maha nostalgic. All the jumping over walls to retrieve tennis balls banged into the next compound and against glass windows. Today to do the same exercises i.e jumping over walls we have to enroll at gyms and look out for offers.

      “These guys were specifically the ones who owned the bat ” ROFL

      I’m reminded of those lovely articles you used to write on the weekend cricket matches played by WBCC.

      This post is pretty much an article – “Our rules have goine international” That was a perfect inswinger.

      Oh to stand in line to get into the ‘D’ stand !


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