Rhino deaths, UPA-II feature in unique cartoon exhibition
TNN | Feb 18, 2014, 04.01AM IST
GUWAHATI: A helpless rhino pleading chief minister Tarun Gogoi and forest minister Rockybul Hussain for ‘safe’, not ‘separate’, land stopped viewers in their tracks. Although only a sketch, its power to grab eyeballs was evident as visitors thronged young artist Nituparna Rajbongshi’s exhibition of cartoons at the city’s State Art Gallery on Monday.
“These sketches are a result of my observations. I have drawn events from the recent past, both in the country and the state, which touched our lives. Since childhood, I have been attracted by cartoons as this is one of the most effective ways of expressing one’s views. If it can change the way we think, I will be satisfied,” Rajbongshi said.
Aimed at amusing viewers and giving them some food for thought, Rajbongshi’s satirical take on the socio-political scenario of Assam and the country garnered him appreciation from all quarters. From the UPA’s food security schemes to rhino killings in the state, the cartoonist has drawn them all.