Vantage point

Friday, August 11, 2006


A hindi news channel gets an anonymous call which says "India Gate ke paas red maruti mein ek bum hai".

The channel immediately starts a "news flash" - "India gate ke paas laal maruti mein bum". It informs the cops and sends an OB van with the cops to India Gate. En route of course, the correspondent sticks a mic into the cop's face and says "India Gate par bum ki khabar mili hai. Aapko kaisa lag raha hai?".

They reach India Gate and cautiously advance towards the red maruti. The chief of the bomb squad opens the door. What he sees inside leaves him speechless.

It's a homeless unwashed man in tattered rags.