Tree trunk resembling Hindu deity goes viral


Compiled by C. ARUNO, MARTIN CARVALHO and R. ARAVINTHAN

A TREE trunk formation resembling the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha has caught the attention of the Hindu community in Kajang, Makkal Osai reported.

Lord Ganesha is one of the most revered and popular Hindu deities, who is presented in mythology as having an elephant head on a human body.

Visitors at Hospital Kajang noticed the tree trunk which resembled the shape of the deity, a local resident identified as Nambiar said.

Images of the formation were widely shared with many visitors to the hospital finding comfort and encouragement from the image of the deity, who is considered the god who removes obstacles in Hindu mythology.

The spot has become a favourite stop for locals and hospital visitors alike, residents said.



> A man in Tamil Nadu who was recorded watching a TV serial on his phone while riding a motorbike was identified and fined by the police, Makkal Osai also reported.

Motorists in Coimbatore were surprised to see a man watching the TV show on his phone, which was mounted on a holder, while he was riding his bike on a busy road.

One motorist managed to record the man’s stunt and posted it online where it quickly went viral.

Police identified the man based on his licence plate number as factory supervisor Muthusamy, 35, who admitted to modifying his bike to accommodate his serial watching.

He was fined 1,200 rupees.



The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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