Have our papers lost all sense of humour?

Reading about the door to 10, Downing Street being repainted… reading about biscuits being used to make roads safer and more durable… reading about a family tree having the faces of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and Prince Charles, just one thought crosses the mind: are our thick, fat papers taking themselves too seriously?

I asked Nagu if she any of our papers, English or Kannada, gave her the feeling of yesterday being April 1, and she said no, point-blank.

If as serious a paper as The Guardian, London, could bring out a whole supplement on a new tourist attraction called Sans Serif (capital: Bodoni), why is it so difficult for us?