Finally, A Reason To Buy The Times Of India

Devangshu Datta, in a wonderful tribute to RK Laxman, comes up with a good reason to buy The Times of India:

Unfortunately, even Laxman’s presence wasn’t enough for me to continue with my daily ritual of passing the paper onto the raddi-wallah after that one brief moment of homage. For a while, I continued to take it because I was rearing kittens — it was absorbent and useful for little misunderstandings during the house-breaking phase. Once the cats became civilised, I stepped aside from that value-chain.

So if you have kittens at home, you’re excused. Otherwise, why do you read ToI?