SUKI HOME PAGE

18-Suki

This is my cartoon character, SUKI’s page. She began life in the SUNDAY OBSERVER, in Bombay, in 1982, edited by the late, great Vinod Mehta.

Initially, she appeared in black and white, then later in color as the newspaper upgraded itself. The strip was called DOUBLE TALK. It continued for four years. In 1985 I shifted to New Delhi. The strip gradually faded away in 1986.

At the end of 1992 Vinod Mehta took over The Pioneer as editor and Suki re-appeared in its pages as a black-and-white single-panel daily, called simply SUKI. Six days a week, she appeared at the top of a stack of single-panel strips, right above Charlie Brown. She continued in place for five years, but her star began to fade the moment that Mehta left the newspaper. She finally retired in mid-1997.

The invitation to revive her, nineteen years later, in Chennai’s Business Line was made by warm and wonderful Sandhya Rao, once my editor at Tulika Books. The decision to accept her was made by Mukund Padmanabhan, then editor of Business Line, now of The Hindu. I really never expected to see her in print again, so I was and am amazed, delighted and very deeply grateful to both of them. Suki returned to life in February 2016.

I hope to update these pages once a week. However, this is the third week of May and I’ve only JUST set up this page. So. It may take a short while for Good Intentions to catch up with Harsh Reality.

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February 06, 2017, New Delhi

Well, it’s taken a little under a year for me to follow through with my plan to upload all of the new Suki – now called SUKIYAKI – strips to this site. I will add dates to each of the strips. I have presented them in descending order, with the most recent appearing first.

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February 07, 2017, New Delhi

I’ve added dates. I may eventually add brief captions identifying the news events that some of them were built around.

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Saturday, 24th June
Saturday, 24th June

 

 

Saturday June 17th 2017
Saturday June 17th 2017

 

 

Saturday, June 10th 2017
Saturday, June 10th 2017

 

 

Saturday June 3rd 2017
Saturday June 3rd 2017
Saturday May 27th 2017
Saturday May 27th 2017

 

Saturday 20th May 2017
Saturday 20th May 2017

Saturday 13th May
Saturday 13th May 2017

 

Saturday, 6th May 2017
Saturday, 6th May 2017
Saturday, 29th April 2017
Saturday, 29th April 2017
Saturday, 22nd April 2017
Saturday, 22nd April 2017
Saturday 15th April 2017
Saturday 15th April 2017

 

Saturday, 8th April 2017
Saturday, 8th April 2017

 

 

April 1st, 2017
Saturday, April 1st, 2017

 

 

Saturday 25th March 2017
Saturday 25th March 2017
Saturday 18th March
Saturday 18th March
Saturday 11th March
Saturday 11th March
Saturday 3rd March 2017
Saturday 11th March 2017

 

Business Line, Saturday 25th February 2017
Saturday 25th February 2017

 

Saturday 18th, February 2017
Saturday 18th, February 2017
Saturday 11th, February 2017
Saturday 11th, February 2017
SUKIYAKI V52
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday February 4th, 2017
SUKI-YAKI V51
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday January 28th, 2017
SUKI-YAKI V50
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday January 21st, 2017
SUKI-YAKI V49
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday January 14th, 2017
SUKI-YAKI V48
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday January 7th, 2017
SUKI-YAKI V47
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday December 31st, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V46
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday December 24th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V45
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday December 17th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V44
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday December 10th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V43
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday December 3rd, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V42
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday November 26th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V41
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday November 19th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V40
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday November 12th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V39
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday November 5th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V38
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday October 29th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V37
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday October 22nd, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V36
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday October 15th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V35
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday October 8th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V34
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday October 1st, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V33
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday September 24th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V32
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday September 17th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V31
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday September 10th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V30
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday September 3rd, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V29
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday August 27th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V28
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday August 20th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V27
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday August 13th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V26
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday August 6th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V25
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday July 30th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V24
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday July 23rd, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V23
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday July 16th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V22
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday July 9th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V21
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday July 2nd, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V20
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday June 25th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V19
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday June 18th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V18
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday June 11th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V17
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday June 4th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V13
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday May 28th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V16
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday May 21st, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V15
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday May 14th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V14
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday May 7th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V12
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday April 30th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V11
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday April 23rd, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V10
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday April 16th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V09
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday April 16th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V08
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday April 9th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V07
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday April 2nd, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V06
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday March 26th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V05
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday March 19th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V04
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday March 12th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V03
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday March 5th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V02
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday February 27th, 2016
SUKI-YAKI V01
BUSINESS LINE, Saturday February 20th, 2016. Inaugural strip, yaaay! Back in business after 19 years.