Everybody is a student of khara & kesari baath

Just when and how (and why) a pokey little hole-in-the-wall restaurant became a must-stop-shop on the photo-op route is unknown. But Vidyarthi Bhavan in Gandhi Bazaar holds the title with aplomb. From former vidyarthis with point-and-shoot cameras to serving chief ministers with professional cameramen in tow, everybody troops to the hoary 64-year-old vegetarian joint when in need of good Basavanagudi oxygen.

On Sunday, it was the turn of the beleaguered Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa to do the honours to a plate of chow-chow baath to the pop of the flash bulbs, with son and parliamentarian B.Y. Raghavendra Vijayendra (extreme right) in tow.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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