When we were tipped off about a retired judge making his own way to take an illegal turn on M G Road towards Rest House Crescent Road, we brushed it off as a prank. But since our khabri is a reliable one, we thought of checking it out for ourselves. We were told that a unique “ribbon cutting” ceremony takes place almost every morning on MG Road.
Two photographers and this correspondent stationed themselves strategically at the entrance of Rest House Crescent Road on MG Road last week, between 8-9.30 am. We could not believe our eyes when on Saturday, the incident actually happened.
And what happened became an exclusive Page One story (see below) for the newspaper that prides itself on breaking news:
|THE STORY THAT GRABBED BANGALOREANS' ATTENTION ON MONDAY.|
|AREN'T THOSE HEADLINES BRILLIANT?|
Read the full story here (Monday, July 4, Pages 1 and 2).
Incidentally, even as I am writing this, S. Kushala is at Commits addressing the new students, talking to them about the joys of journalism, and discussing this very story with them.