Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman was born on 24 October 1921 in Mysore. He began cartooning for the Free Press Journal, a newspaper in Bombay, in 1947, soon after he graduated from the University of Mysore. In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Vibhushan. R.K. Laxman passed away in Pune on 26 January 2015. He was ninety-three.The author is best known for his common man cartoons, and has created cartoons as a world that even the ubiquitous common man is not privy to. It is here that Laxman's sense of parody and satire find some of their finest expressions. A selection of these rare and masterly cartoons which comment caustically on our social and political character were together in the first volume of 'Laugh with Laxman', and proved to be immensely popular. This is the second volume in the series replete with timeless gems that continue to amuse.