I still remember, in 1978, when I joined the Times Group as a cub-journalist at the age of 24, there was a battery of giant journalists in the building that house the old lady of Boribunder. We had Khushwant Singh, editing The Illustrated Weekly of ... Afternoon Despatch & Courier, 1 day ago
'His Common Man, with his unforgettable bewildered look, will live on for a long time to come, as will so many of his cartoons. They captured important moments in half a century of India's political and social development that no words could.' Rahul Singh on the R K Laxman he knew for half-a-century. Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman, who died in Pune on January 26 at the age of 93, was already something of a legend when I first met him in 1964. I had taken up my first job as a 24-year-old ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
Off the page too, Laxman was a laugh riot who cracked TOI journos up with his mimicry and deadpan wit His iconic status may have been drawn from his 'common man', but Laxman's signature feature was a complete absence of the common touch. Why would ...Times of India, 3 days ago
On January 26, 2015, noted cartoonist RK Laxman passed away into the ages. On this occasion, Rediff.com goes back in time to June 27,1998 and finds this interview where the cartoonist spoke of how he survived Indian politics. One of the enduring treasures of modern India is cartoonist R K Laxman. At a function held in Bombay, Laxman’s book on 50 years of Independence -- as seen through the eyes of his Common Man -- was released amidst much critical acclaim. Here, the media-shy ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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