Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sikkim: Quik Quip

Cartoonist Pankaj Thapa captures the pithiness of the Northeast psyche with his hilarious cartoons. Even as Sikkim endures its worst nightmare, he finds time to etch a laugh line.

It is no secret that Sikkim's connectivity with the rest of India depends heavily on one highway, and that thanks to the efforts of the Border Roads Organisation and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The region's isolation became embarrassingly obvious when it took relief teams up to 72 hours to penetrate disaster-hit areas. Thapa's tongue-in-cheek reference to National Highway 31 and the price of potatoes drives the point hard.

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