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ALL THIS hounding of The Hindu has got everyone in a high dudgeon about freedom of the Press. And how could we see the funny side of things if it weren't for the cartoonists.

It gets even better when the pun-dits join in, with one-liners that bring grins, smiles, or guffaws.

So, what's the noose? Ask the cartoonists, and the Indian Institute of Cartoonists will tell you that all the might is in the pen, and not the sabre, as it were. And to show you just how, cartoonists and wannabes have been invited to send in their toons on the theme of "The challenge to the Freedom of the Press" by November 30.

The show will be held in December.

By Alladi Jayasri