Cartoon by Sandeep Adhwaryu, Outlook, India

“Political cartoons are snapshots that reflect the extent of the freedom of the press at any given time. The entries we received for the awards this year are very relevant to the current times, but are in a sense timeless," says V.G. Narendra, managing trustee of the institute. Narendra says the sale of cartoons is now picking up at the institute’s gallery. “People are now buying cartoons and caricatures, and I am hoping that soon cartoons will share space with paintings and sculptures in the art world."

Cartoon by Satish Acharya, Mumbai

The exhibition is on till 25 July at the Indian Cartoon Gallery, Milford House, off MG Road, Bangalore. Each cartoon is priced at Rs5,000.