From 1992 To 2016: 15 Iconic Amul Cartoons That You Must Revisit Today

Posted on September 25, 2016 in Inspiration, Society, Stories by YKA

By Sidharth Bhatt:

For years, various art forms have spoken about issues in India in their own way – where sarcasm and humour have played a significant role. But Amul’s cartoons have always stood out for me. In 49 years, Amul has established a benchmark with its bold, unapologetic and witty take on events. Let’s take a look at 15 such cartoons that appeared between 1992 and 2016; some that were informative, some that made us laugh, and some that forced us to think.

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1. A 1992 cartoon of when a special train was launched for women in Mumbai.

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2. In 1995, when Mumbai’s famous Victoria Terminus became Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

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3. In 1997, when BJP-led NDA formed a coalition government and Atal Bihari Vajpayee became India’s Prime Minister.

 

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4. In 2000, when the population of India touched the 1 billion figure!

 

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5. In 2003, when Mayawati faced corruption charges.

 

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6. In 2005, when Value Added Tax (VAT) first came into existence.

 

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7. In 2005 when dance bars were banned in Mumbai.

 

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8. In 2007, when UPA-led government and Left announced Pratibha Patil as the Presidential candidate.

 

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9. In 2009, when the Coal Scam came into light, and Madhu Koda was accused.

 

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10. In 2011 when U.P., the most populated state of the country was proposed to be divided in 4 separate states.

 

 

 

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11. The December 2012 gangrape, that raised a big question on women’s safety in the country.

 

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12. In 2013, when Aam Admi Party and Congress came together to form a government in the state of Delhi.

 

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13. In 2015, when Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha’s picture appeared on flood relief packets.

 

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14. When wrestler Sakshi Malik won India’s first medal at the Rio Olympics.

 

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15. In March 2016, when Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) decided to replace knickers with pants, for their official uniform.

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Which cartoons did we miss out on? Just leave a comment or tweet to us @YouthKiAwaaz with a link to your favourite Amul cartoon!

This article was originally published in Hindi, and can be seen here.

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