Watch | 'Astronaut' spotted 'moonwalking' on crater-sized potholes in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Jagran Trending Desk: The enormous number of potholes at Tunanagar Main Road in Bengaluru have made the commute practically impossible in the area. The citizens who live there saw a special new guest walking on the streets recently to draw the attention of the authorities towards the pothole menace.
The potholes in the area served as inspiration for Baadal Nanjundaswamy, an artist who has been in the news multiple times for raising his voice against faulty infrastructure and policies through art.
Recently, he dressed up as an astronaut and "moonwalked" on the craters (potholes). His video of moonwalking the craters has been doing rounds on the internet. Now that you think of it, the pothole-ridden streets do resemble the lunar surface!
Watch Video here:
What a “lunar” way to protest— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) September 2, 2019
The astronaut’s most welcome to visit us in Mumbai pic.twitter.com/96wM08afOF
Congress leader Milind Deora also shared the video oh his Twitter handle and captioned it, "What a “lunar” way to protest, The astronaut’s most welcome to visit us in Mumbai".
As one Twitter user commented on the video, the craters are so big that ISRO can easily train their astronauts on them so as to plan for another successful mission to the moon.
This is not the first time Baadal has relied on art to convey a message. A few years ago, he placed giant crocodiles on potholes on a street in Bengaluru in order to draw the attention of the local authorities. Similarly, he also drew butterfly nets around potholes in order to highlight Bengaluru's persisting pothole problem.
— baadal nanjundaswamy (@baadalvirus) May 29, 2019
As it turns out, artworks like nothing else when it comes to getting the government's attention. As Baadal has himself tweeted, there have been countless instances when his silent protests through art have managed to get the work done.
Posted By: Talib Khan