And the award for the most parochial headline…

Over red wine, Kingfisher and paneer tikka, a bunch of (English) newspapermen were last night discussing the competitive chauvinism of the Kannada newspapers, thanks to the Cauvery issue.

Apparently, on day three of the “agitation”, one Kannada newspaper carried a routine news item of a man being run over by a train with these revealing words:

“The Chennai-bound Shatabdi Express today ran over a Kannadiga…”