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If I had no sense of humor….

If I had no sense of humor….

-Susan Sharma

 

“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide” is a quote by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

 

People of all ages and cultures respond to humour.  Just like people of all ages and cultures respond to nature and wildlife.  So it was just fitting that the British Council organized an exhibition and talk on “Cartoons for Climate” on 15th january, 2010.  The exhibition had more than 50 entries selected from over 5000 entries received from all over India. The themes were,

  Drought and water shortage,   Deforestation and rain forest destruction,   Melting of the ice caps,   Role of industry in polluting the  atmosphere,  Devastation of our seas and
     disappearance of marine life,  Climate change in an urban environment.

 

 

The polar bear reaching out for her mobile , to register for ballet classes, and her angst at dropping the mobile- very much summed up the mood of the youngsters who participated in the contest from all over India.  Their cartoons need to be seen and the unheard voices heard.

 

 

 

 

Ajit Ninan, Cartoonist from the Times of India,  drawing an on the spot cartoon.

 

 

Visit the link below to see more cartoons and vote for your favourites!

 

http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-projects-lcf-cartooncontest.htm

 

 

 

 

 


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