Cartoon Row

  • Sedition and treason: the difference between the two September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi under sedition charges, it has become important to understand what is and can be construed as sedition and how it is different from treason. Sedition is an overt subversive act which leads to incitement against status quo or authority or order. It...
  • Cartoon row: NCERT committee to meet today July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The NCERT monitoring committee will meet on Saturday to decide whether to axe caricatures from text books. The Thorat Committee, set up by the Human Resource Development Ministry, had recommended the scrapping of 46 caricatures, of which 24 pertained to the Nehru-Gandhi family. Sources say that the cartoon on...
  • No logic behind the removal of some cartoons: NCERT chief July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy over cartoons in text books threatens to escalate. After a committee set up by the HRD Ministry recommended the removal of 43 cartoons, which included those of Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, from the NCERT textbooks of classes 9-12, the chief of the national council has...
  • Cartoon row: Panel to remove 43 caricatures July 3, 2012

    The committee noted that there are too many caricatures of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in NCERT text books, some of them politically sensitive. ...
  • 'Govt used panel to delete historical background' July 3, 2012

    The HRD appointed committiee to look into all cartoons in the text books has submitted it's report to the NCERT. ...
  • Report on political cartoons should be respected: Pushpesh Pant July 3, 2012

    The NCERT panel has recommended the removal or modification of 36 of the 176 cartoons in textbooks for classes 9-12. ...
  • Is TN still over-sensitive about the anti-Hindi movement? June 14, 2012

    Just as the Ambedkar cartoon row was fading, a toon on the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamil Nadu in the 60s in a NCERT class XII text book has kicked up another controversy in the state with key UPA ally DMK demanding its removal and other parties joining the chorus. The piece...
  • FTN: Is TN still over-sensitive about the anti-Hindi movement? June 12, 2012

    A cartoon in the Class 12 Political Science textbook in Tamil Nadu highlights the state's anti-Hindi agitations in 1938 and 1965. ...
  • TN: NCERT in anti-Hindi agitation cartoon row June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Just days after the Ambedkar cartoon created an uproar in Parliament, yet another cartoon in an NCERT textbook seems to have upset the politicians, this time in the south. A cartoon in the Class 12 Political Science textbook in Tamil Nadu highlights the state's anti-Hindi agitations in 1938...
  • TN: Cartoon on anti-Hindi agitation raises storm June 9, 2012

    Chennai: Just as the Ambedkar cartoon row was fading, a toon on the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamil Nadu in the 60s in a NCERT class XII text book has kicked up another controversy in the state with key UPA ally DMK demanding its removal and other parties joining the chorus. The...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on match fixing in IPL May 19, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Ambedkar cartoon row, Rekha in Rajya Sabha and much more. ...
  • Mamata faces flak for calling students Maoists May 19, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday stormed out of a CNN-IBN show on one year of Trinamool Congress rule, after accusing the audience, which consisted of students, to be Maoists and CPM cadre. The Trinamool Congress chief lost her cool and stormed out of the interactive TV session...
  • MPs 'don't mind cartoons, but not in textbooks' May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: It is a cartoon controversy that has almost no one laughing. After a furore by MP's over BR Ambedkar's caricature, the government has banned all cartoons in textbooks. The question is whether politicians take themselves too seriously. RJD chief Lalu Prasad's was the loudest voice in Parliament demanding a...
  • Panel to examine political science textbooks May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has set up a panel headed by former UGC chairman SK Thorat in the wake of the cartoon row to review NCERT's political science textbooks for schools. The committee, which has five members from the social science background, will review class IX to XII social science/political science...
  • Should cartoon and politician satire be censored? May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The members of Parliament across party lines said not just Ambedkar cartoons but no political cartoons at all should be allowed in school textbooks. The BJP said HRD Minister Kapil Sibal must resign on this issue. The question is whether cartoon and politician satire should be censored. CNN-IBN Deputy...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Yogendra Yadav May 14, 2012

    An under pressure government has decided that no political cartoons will be allowed in school textbooks. ...
  • Cartoon row: MPs fail to see the funny side May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Cartoons making fun of political leaders is certainly no laughing matter. The toons finding their way into textbooks came under all-round attack in Lok Sabha on Monday, prompting the government to promise an inquiry into the role of NCERT officials and ensure there are no recurrences. A controversy that...
  • Cartoon Row: A student's take May 21, 2012

    It was 2006, the mid of UPA-I tenure, and we moved to Class 9, all enthusiastic about the new subjects. One of the subjects, Social Science, has always been a tough bite for students and Political Science, which comes under it, has always been something interesting. Earlier, we had been...
  • Book with contentious cartoon still on NCERT site May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Following the controversy over a 63-year-old BR Ambedkar cartoon by K Shankar Pillai the government assured Parliament that no political cartoons would be allowed in school textbooks. Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee also announced that all the objectionable material would be withdrawn. But the National Council for Educational Research and...
  • No political cartoons in textbooks, says Govt May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Cartoons are not a laughing matter for politicians after a 63-year-old cartoon of DR BR Ambedkar led to uproarious scenes in Parliament, forcing the Union Government to apologise. Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee assured Parliament on Monday that no political cartoons would be allowed in school textbooks and all...
  • BJP says Cong deliberately insulted Dr Ambedkar May 13, 2012

    Indore: BJP on Sunday accused the Congress-led UPA government of "deliberately insulting Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, the 'messiah of Dalits'" through a cartoon in NCERT textbook. Senior BJP leader Narayan Kesri, who took part in the dharna held in front of Dr Ambedkar statue at Geeta chowk in Indore, said that through...
  • I was attacked for political mileage: NCERT Professor May 13, 2012

    Goons went on a rampage at the office of former NCERT Professor Suhas Palshikar in Pune, a day after he resigned over the controversial cartoon of Dr BR Ambedkar. ...
  • Ambedkar not the only politician lampooned by Shankar May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Former NCERT adviser Professor Suhas Palshikar's Pune University office was allegedly attacked and ransacked by an unidentified group over the row on the 63-year-old cartoon of BR Ambdekar. Earlier on Friday, Palshikar had quit as the NCERT advisor after the NCERT was forced to withdraw the sketch from...
  • Haven't asked for police protection: Ex-NCERT advisor May 12, 2012

    Goons in Pune went on a rampage at the office of Professor Suhas Palshikar against the so called derogatory cartoon of BR Ambedkar. ...
  • Cartoon row: Office of ex-NCERT advisor attacked May 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The images of intolerance. Professor Suhas Palshikar, who resigned as chief advisor to the NCERT over the row surrounding a BR Ambedkar cartoon was threatened by members of a fringe group and his office was vandalised too. Palshikar said, "People who have masterminded the act are more important rather...
  • Cartoon row: ex-NCERT advisor's office ransacked May 12, 2012

    Pune: Former NCERT adviser Professor Suhas Palshikar's Pune University office was allegedly attacked and ransacked by an unidentified group over the row on the 63-year-old cartoon of BR Ambdekar. Speaking about the incident, Palshikar told CNN-IBN that two to three men had attacked the NCERT advisor's office. Reportedly, they told him...
  • 'Ambedkar wouldn't have opposed the cartoon' May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Following the uproar over the controversial cartoon picture of BR Ambedkar in a textbook, NCERT advisors Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar resigned on Friday. Yadav and Palshikar were chief advisors for political science at the NCERT. However, BR Ambedkar's grandson has said that Ambedkar wouldn't have opposed the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 12, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Are politicians justified in agitating over an Ambedkar cartoon? May 11, 2012

    Kapil Sibal said that the issue had come to his notice in April and an order had been sent to the NCERT regarding the same. ...
  • Ambedkar cartoon row: Education advisors resign May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Following the uproar over the controversial cartoon picture of BR Ambedkar in a textbook, NCERT advisors Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar resigned on Friday. Yadav and Palshikar were chief advisors for political science at the NCERT. Defending the move, Yadav said "it's a travesty to my mind to read...