Photo Feature: The Artist who left a Crocodile on the Road

Baadal Nanjundaswamy, a Bangalore-based artist used his art in a unique way to drive the municipality’s attention to the potholes in the city. And it worked! His life-like crocodile left everyone amazed and guess what, the pothole was fixed the very next day.

What do you do when you see a pothole on the road? Crib about it? Carefully move to the other side of the road or maybe even file a complaint about it?

Baadal Nanjundaswamy, a Bengaluru-based artist, took a slightly different route to bring everyone’s attention to the broken road.



He placed a life-like crocodile in a 12-feet-long pot hole on the Sulthanpalya Main Road in North Bangalore on Thursday which left people amazed and even scared for a bit, only to realize later that it was not real. But the trick did its work and the pothole was fixed the next day!
baadalThe nine feet long fibre crocodile, which weighs 18 to 20 kgs, was prepared in a week and costed Rs. 6,000 but received an invaluable reaction from the passersby.


And this is not the first time that Baadal has done something like this to bring the spotlight on the dangerous potholes on Bengaluru streets.


He has been actively making increadible artwork around such potholes and roadsides to spread awareness about various issues.


From touching on the topic of sexual abuse to spreading awareness about keeping the city clean, Baadal has been actively using his art to bring a change.


Are you as impressed as we are with this super-talented artist? Check out more of his amazing work –


Visit his Facebook Page for more details.


Related Read: This Retired Railway Employee has used his Pension to fill more than 1100 Potholes in Hyderabad 

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