Author Archives: ctaposh

About ctaposh

Cartoonist, poet, social activist, development banker, documentary filmmaker, reader of books and realities, ponderer of questions milling around.

Nobody is Charlie Hebdo

                                      (Or, liberalism vs. fundamentalism today) From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning point. That is the point … Continue reading

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Sparrows, sign of times

Mumbai, a city built upon land barely risen above the sea, a city on the edge in many senses – geological, social, political, cultural – wisely avoided by the canny Peshwas of Pune – had one of its periodic calamitous … Continue reading

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Glorious pasts : The Graffiti Wall

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Idea of India : Cartoon Tota-Myna

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Haircuts — give or take

There was this old land which had, like all old lands, all the oldest professions. The profession of barbers was one of them. Like in most old places people here too had always been mostly poor. Seeing this, the old, … Continue reading

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Poetry of the day

Whales This world ended the first time when your school friend left town, leaving you bereft, shocked that the universe was flawed. Such things happened many times later, though you tried, held the world close. Too many times. Yes, Rukmani, … Continue reading

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Cow,Aadhaar, Drama : Cartoon Tota-Myna

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Wars, civil and uncivil : Graffiti Wall

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India the Greatest : Cartoon Tota-Myna

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Kingfisher Vijay Mallya : Graffiti Wall

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