Pedestrian-friendly roads are more the exception than the rule in cities across India, with even basic amenities like pavements one can walk on not being accessible to the public. A community organisation in Bengaluru is trying to nudge the authorities by combining satire with art.

The amusing yet impactful #FootpathBeku (“We want a footpath”) campaign by Malleshwaram Social (above) ridicules the state of the footpaths in the locality, claiming that only Bharatanatyam steps will allow them to be negotiated.

According to Suchitra Deep, a member of the organisation, structural damage, encroachment by shopkeepers and vehicle owners among other reasons have rendered the pavements unusable.