See you in my rear-view mirror, said the Maruti

Twenty-seven is no age to go away, but the original people’s car, the Maruti 800, the car into which middle-class India squeezed in its aspirations has made its exit from 13 cities, just like another relic from the socialist past, the Bajaj Chetak, has.

E.P. Unny, India’s premier political cartoonist, zips down memory’s bylanes on the gaddi the Punjabis call ‘Mrutti’ and the Kashmiris call ‘Maarvati(click on the image for a larger frame).

Cartoon: courtesy E.P. Unny/ The Indian Express


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