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Jun 20 2015


Bangalore, India

Baadal Nanjundaswamy, a Bangalore based artist who works at an advertising agency uses his art to embarrass the civic authorities into fixing the potholes that litter the roads of Bangalore.

When people's complaint to civic authorities about the state of these roads fell on deaf ears, the 36-year-old visual artist painted the giant pothole on the Sulthanpalya main road in north Bengaluru green and placed the life-sized fiber crocodile in it to make it look like a pond. After it spread through social media, it took the Bangalore civic authorities one day to repair the pothole.

Nanjundaswamy has also drawn the face of Yamaraj, or the Hindu god of death around potholes indicating that they invite death.

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