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mid-day’s weekly blind spot


Mumbai newspaper mid-day is set to rejig its comics and games section. And a new star addition is the launch of what could be India’s first comic strip on visual disability.

Titled, You & Eye, it’s a collaborative effort between Jagran Group publication mid-day; the Pune-based cartoonist; former journalist Krishna Warrier and Dr Sam Taraporevala, director at the Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC). Dr Sam suffers from 100% blindness and has led the sociology department of St Xavier’s College for two decades.

Dr Sam and Krishna will provide fodder for situations that the blind often find themselves in while Ponnappa gives it his brand of wit. “mid-day editor Tinaz Nooshian was excited about completing the triangle, and here we are,” says Ponnappa of the comic that will kick off this week in the paper’s Sunday edition, as part of a rejig of the tabloid’s leisure section.

Sandeep Khosla, mid-day CEO, says, “To constantly innovate is our endeavour. The new avatar of the Timepass section is a step towards offering the best in content to our readers.”

The section will also see the introduction of Dr Love, an expert who solves relationship riddles in a confusing digital age; a brand new set of puzzles and games; a crossword that tests your grasp of Mumbai; an environment comic by Rohan Chakravarty, and of course, the very popular Bollywood crossword and daily horoscope.

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