What: ‘Jole Koomir, Dangay Bagh’. This Bengali idiom served as an inspiration for the name of the web comic satire, Crocodile in Water Tiger on Land. Launched in 2010, it takes on various social ills, be it mindless consumerism or pseudo intellectualism, in a humorous way. Uploaded every Monday, the series developed a following and the works have now been compiled into a book by the same name.
Scandals such as the Commonwealth Games scam serve as themes for several episodes
How: The author duo chooses to be anonymous. The series features a variety of caricaturish characters, who ruminate on the happenings of the society. Their attempts to keep up with the times and coping mechanisms lead to hilarious and sometimes serious conclusions. These characters include a grumpy old man, a corporate honcho, a ponytailed guy living under the shadows of his mother, and the authors themselves. The book compiles some of the artists’ favourite episodes from 2010 to 2014.
An episode that takes on virtual social activism
Where: Crocodile in Water Tiger on Land, anonymous, HarperCollins Publishers India, Rs 599, available online and at leading bookstores.
To view the comics log on to crocodileinwatertigeronland.tumblr.com
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