GOD-Almighty-Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent
Created the world and human beings to be happy and great!
Man created his vocations and vacations festivals
To enjoy peace and harmony with fellow beings!

Position in any and-every part of the world is such
Normal human beings all! One such Festival day is this
“The Ottawa International Animation Festival”
Founded in Ottawa, Canada in Nineteen seventy Five!

The Canadian Film Institute organized originally
With the co-operation of the Internationally
Animated Film Association the Festival now an annual
The Ottawa International Student Animation Festival!

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R. K. Laxman on Jawaharlal Nehru.

What a great art and science is CARTOON-ISM the world witnesses
To convey messages good or bad through cartoons skill-expresses
Cartoonists a special group of journalists world lucky to have
We wish the specialists a glorious service to society!

NATIONAL CARTOONISTS DAY is today the fifth May-a great day
To highlight the services noble rendered to the reading public
Magazines or newspapers carry the cartoons for decades
And centuries since middle ages when the idea conceived!

Best known for his creation The Common Man, RK Laxman
Renowned cartoonist from Times of India. his daily cartoon
Keshav and Surendra of Hindu today versatile cartoon journalist!
Let us wish all the cartoonists of the past and present all the best!

A few of the cartoons of Ms. Nivetha of the then 11th standard in a famous school in Chennai.(tpday she is a BCA student)

Here are a few of her sister Ms. Swetha of 6th standard of another school in Chennai.




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What a wonderful world in which we live to enjoy
We create a lot for the young and old as feast to eyes
In all the parts of the world with that brain power
We are endowed with by the Lord Almighty-the God!

Mickey Mouse, funny animal cartoon character
The official mascot of Walt Disney Company.
Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks nicely
At the Walt Disney Studios eighty nine years ago!

Anthropomorphic mouse wearing red shorts, large yellow shoes
And white gloves, Mickey  one of the world’s most recognized the films and cartoons – perennial
Delight of the children all over the world – tasty cereal!


A mid-night and a mid-day in mid-air!


First time that I got into an aircraft was in my 30th year of age  to attend an orientation session in a Management Development Center in Bombay (now Mumbai!) It was from Coimbatore to Bombay and it was a night flight. I enjoyed my maiden air travel and it prompted me to pen an article titled “MIDNIGHT IN MID AIR” which was published in the most prestigious House Magazine “YOGAKSHEMA”  and was well received by the readers.

On 27th February this year,  there was a post in ENVIUS THOUGHTS in under the caption “WONDERFUL WORLD OF CARTOONS” where I had included the cartoons of renowned cartoonists of our age M/S R K Lakshman, Keshav, Surendra  and others. In the same post, I also introduced, by incorporating the cartoons and drawings of three young school going girls and one was that of my ward Nivetha, the then 11th standard student of a leading school in Chennai.

She is now in US for her vacation and I asked her to write about her maiden air travel to US a few days back. She left for US with her mother and sister to spend her vacation with her beloved father who is in US on deputation on his office work.

Narrator with her mother and younger sister in their maiden air travel.

I gave her a vacation home work to write her air travel experiences in 1000 words and she has beautifully responded and she chose to write under the caption ” MID NIGHT AND MID DAY IN MID AIR” and that forms the ENVIUS THOUGHTS Sunday Story this week. I am sure, my esteemed viewers will find the story quite interesting and appreciate the honest attempt of a present XII standard student.  Please read here her experiences nicely narrated:

“Hello uncle, I am here to share my view on first time travelling by air.

I started my travel from the mid night at 12.15 p.m. from  home. We took a cab to go from  home to airport. After 30 minutes, we landed in airport. When I entered into the airport I felt sad of missing everyone who was always in support of me.

After half-an-hour, our time was exhibited (displayed) to enter into the terminal in the airport. Then we entered into the terminal, they extended welcome to us to get into the Chennai airport. There was a big queue. Then we somehow kept the suitcases in the machine which takes the cases to the airplane. They put the tag in our bag pack and gave the form and also informed that, we will be receiving the cases at the final destination. Then we stood in the nearby desk and filled the form. Then we stood in the queue and gave the form. Then entered into the check-in counter, then we walked for a small distance and we boarded the plane.

On seeing the plane I was really delighted that I had ever seen a big plane like this. Then we entered into the plane by the stairs I was really excited and then we sat in our seats. While the flight started to move they asked us to close our ears as it produces horrible sound. This makes our ears deaf!

From Chennai airport to Abu Dhabi airport we traveled for 4 hrs. While travelling they gave us the morning breakfast. It was really a healthy food and a complete one, I loved it very much. After eating it I started watching the TV in the plane. After 2 hrs, I slept for a while. When the flight was to be boarded I really got head ache. Then we boarded the Abu Dhabi airport. From there we took up a small bus to reach the Abu Dhabi terminal. We enter into the terminal and saw the flight number; only the flight that we are going to board was delayed for (2 ½ hours). I was bit worried about it. Then the other shocking news was that we had booked the flight from Abu Dhabi to New York but suddenly due to some reason the connecting flight was from Abu Dhabi to Washington. OMG! It’s all our fate.

Then we boarded the flight, our seats were mixed up in this flight. Somehow we managed to travel a very long distance (14hrs). It was a very big travel. At the end we reached Washington. Then we entered into the Washington airport by the terminal. Then by an escalator we walked to the check-in counter. We kept all our things including the shoes in a tray. After the check-in got over we took our bag packs, and took the shoes in hand and sat over the sofa and put on the shoes.

My younger sister who was very tired of travelling left her bag on the sofa itself. We were also not conscious about it. Then we checked our number at the display. Then we boarded to that number they said that to go to the train which takes us to the flight which is on the other side of the airport, we had lot of leisure time in between the flight comes. When we came and sat for the train we did not notice till then after the train arrived there, we took all our bags that time only we noticed that one of the bags was missing. We were not sure of where we left that.


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Narrator with her younger sister who lost her bag!


We informed to one of the helping people over there. He said to remember and recollect for a while. Me and my sister ran to see whether we have left it in the place were noted the address. then again got down by the elevator and we took a train went to the check-in place but it was not the one which we entered and asked one among the people who were waiting for the train they said there are 2 check-in places in this airport . We roamed the airport for 1 ½ hrs but still we couldn’t find it. Felt so sad and thinking about the flight we went again to the place to get the train and go to the flight.

We went to the train and sat down he asked us whether we got our bag packs or not we said no and then when he asked our flight number the door number was changed instead of getting into the train, which takes to the other end of the airport, he said us to wait near the door that was given. We waited for 1 hr, we were very tired after that they called the people going to Nashville.

They checked our passports and welcomed us. Then we were waiting to get into the flight it was really chill while we were standing waiting for the flight to put off our cases. Then we entered into our last but not least flight. I sat near the window seat.

I happily say that it was really wonderful to see the whole city with full of colorful lights in the mid night in mid air. When we come close to the airport, the roads were filled with small flats, which seemed to be like the playing cars from the flight high above. Then we reached our final destination it’s none other than Tennessee.

I was eager to see my father after a very long time. Then I saw him waiting for us. He welcomed us. And we went, took all our suitcases and went with our father .While going with him, he also introduced his friends, who took us in the car to our home safely.

From the starting of my travelling till the end I learned a lot. I really enjoyed this trip.

As I was in the mid air in the midnight not knowing any direction this way or that way, I was also in mid air in my blank mind not knowing about  my future- studies, career, life etc!!!

It was a great trip for me, thank you for listening to my views and first flight experiences. Have a great day!”

That was indeed a pleasant presentation, beyond my expectation,  which I enjoyed and I am sure you would have also!Thanks.

She is the narrator of her maiden air travel!

A bird’s eye view of a town as seen from her aircraft!


A great day to play pranks on near and dear today

“April Fools Day” also called All Fools Day is that happy day

Playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes causing harm

To none -none to mistake and no offence meant -quite warm!


Shouting after the pranks, jokes and hoax “APRIL FOOL” all with joy

All over the world the joyous occasion goes and the people enjoy

Since century nineteenth ! The happy custom follows great days

‘Hilaria’ of Rome, ‘Holi’ of India,’Feast of Fools’- medieval plays!


In the life serious , the day in and day out, personal

Domestic, official- such happy days free the mind, soothes

The heart  and relieves tension and strain- a great boon that creates

Peace and harmony, joy and happiness rarely enjoyed!






Editorial Cartoon Collection: Value of Cartoons for Educational Purposes

We know today CARTOON has become a great art and is used in newspapers and magazines. In a paper like the most popular English daily THE HINDU from Chennai has allotted cartoon space in the middle of the Editorial page and normally I look forward for the same as I receive the newspaper in the morning for the cartoons of the renowned cartoon journalists Mr. Keshav and Mr. Surendra. And that I take it as an indication of importance of Cartoons in the print media.
One of the greatest cartoonists of our times was R. K. Lakshman

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman lived a long life of 95 years. (24 October 1921 – 26 January 2015) He was a great Indian cartoonist, illustrator and humorist. He was best known for his creation The Common Man and for his daily cartoon strip, “You Said It” in The Times of India, which started in 1951.

Laxman started his career as a part-time cartoonist, working mostly for local newspapers and magazines. While a college student, he illustrated his elder brother R. K. Narayan’s stories in The Hindu. His first full-time job was as a political cartoonist for “ The Free Press Journal” in Mumbai. Later, he joined The Times of India, and became famous for The Common Man character.
For some time, my journalist son from Bangalore used to have his own cartoons drawn for his stories!

One of the best cartoons of R K Laxman

Yes; there are magazines exclusively devoted to cartoons.
Shankar’s Weekly was one such that gave importance to cartoons. TINKLE is even today can be taken as a cartoon magazine.



In 1996, Cartoonist Triambak Sharma launched CARTOON WATCH to fill the gap left by the closure of the renowned and much-missed ‘Shankar’s Weekly’. His efforts at creating the only cartoon-centric magazine in India were acknowledged by many well known cartoonists, including Padmbhushan R.K.Laxman, Mario Miranda (Goa),Abid Surti (Mumbai) and Mr. Pran (Delhi).
Yes; there are magazines exclusively devoted to cartoons.



Saying it with humour       Keshav’s cartoon


Courtesy of Surendra/The Hindu A cartoon by Surendra that appeared in The Hindu on April 14, 2012, caricaturing Mamata Banerjee after her government arrested a professor.     Best of RK Laxman’s cartoons –


A great cartoonist Mario Miranda’s cartoons appeared in newspapers such as The Times of India. They also appeared in international papers and magazines.

A cartoon is a form of two-dimensional illustrated visual art. While the specific definition has changed over time, modern usage refers to a typically non-realistic or semi-realistic drawing or painting intended for satire, caricature, or humor, or to the artistic style of such works. An artist who creates cartoons is called a cartoonist.


The concept originated in the middle Ages and first described a preparatory drawing for a piece of art, such as a painting, fresco, tapestry, or stained glass window. In the 19th century, it came to refer to humorous illustrations in magazines and newspapers, and after the early 20th century, it referred to comic strips and animated films.

In modern print media, a cartoon is a piece of art, usually humorous in intent. This usage dates from 1843, when Punch magazine applied the term to satirical drawings in its pages particularly sketches by John Leech. The first of these parodied the preparatory cartoons for grand historical frescoes in the then-new Palace of Westminster.
Political cartoons are like illustrated editorial that serve visual commentaries on political events. They offer subtle criticism which is cleverly quoted with humor and satire to the extent that the criticized does not get embittered.

By the mid 19th century, major political newspapers in many other countries featured cartoons commenting on the politics of the day.

Scientific cartoons
Cartoons have also found their place in the world of science, mathematics and technology. In the U.S., one well-known cartoonist for these fields is Sidney Harris. Not all, but many of Gary Larson’s cartoons have a scientific flavor.

Because of the stylistic similarities between comic strips and early animated movies, cartoon came to refer to animation, and the word “cartoon” is currently used in reference to both animated cartoons and gag cartoons. While animation designates any style of illustrated images seen in rapid succession to give the impression of movement, the word “cartoon” is most often used as a descriptor for television programs and short films aimed at children, possibly featuring anthropomorphized animals, superheroes, the adventures of child protagonists and/or related themes.

I was on the other day attracted by two of the young students drawing cartoons which I have pleasure to share with my esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS.

A few of the cartoons of Ms. Nivetha of 11th standard in a famous school in Chennai.

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Here are a few of her sister Ms. Swetha of 6th standard of another school in Chennai.

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Equally awesome are the posters prepared by a 5th standard studying Ms. Athithi from yet another great school in Chennai.








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Yes; the World of Cartoons is a Wonderful World! Viewers must have the mind to understand and appreciate! They do and hence the increasing importance of cartoons in the journalistic and general world.


Political cartoon on Journalism ethics by Malcolm Evans