In my first placement interview, I was asked -“How will you improve your college?”. I gave the smoothest delivery of 5 lines in English and got my first job. “Infrastructure” and “Sanitation” were some of the words thrown into that answer because “bolne me kya jaata hai”.. Well, to be fair, the lady Hiring Manager probably had to use the same toilet, so she would know exactly what I meant. high five!
But it was only when the recent women-student protests happened that I thought.. “saala.. humko bhi ye karna chahiye tha”. But none of us demanded anything, partly because we never thought we could demand it and partly because we didn’t expect anyone to do anything about it. Our priority was “Get a Job” and that meant “Don’t mess with the Authority” and so we suffered the terrible toilets collectively and silently for 4 years. Wait.. now why does this sound like the macro political situation in the country right now? No No No No.. This cartoon is not meant to be political. This is just about toilets or lack thereof.. I had a lot of fun drawing this. I hope you enjoy reading this. Please read the full comic on http://www.bakarmax.com
2 Replies to “Toilet: Ek Brave Katha”
I had been wondering about missing your posts. Of course, it takes a while to draw so many cartoons. Very good job you did.
On one of the episodes of KBC, Smt. Sudha Murthy had mentioned this matter when she was the only female student in her Engineering College.
Yes, I am spending more time on longer comics and slightly different topics than my usual ones. Planning to revamp my comics also but will get there soon.. I got feedback from atleast 4 others stating the same situations in their college including at an NIT.