Our factories devour cars and excrete iron ore!

"Industrial output goes negative in Oct after 15 years" shouts DNA (Daily News and Analysis). "India's industrial production fell into negative territory for the first time in 15 years" it repeats.

Only after you pick up your chair (is it back to being a tree?) and wipe the coffee stains from your shirt (hopefully, it hasn't turned into cotton pods yet), you see the chart caption, and the sentence at the bottom of the image: "This is the first time industrial growth has turned negative since April 1993".

There is also a priceless quotation from a Dharmakirti Joshi of Crisil, just across the fold: "I am surprised because production of consumer non-durables such as toothpaste, soap, etc. has fallen ... people don't stop using [them] so quickly."