In an unexpected and innovative move that completely destroys the newspaper's reputation for being uninspired and boring, The Hindu today stunned its readers by printing a headline that simply said “HINDU prints this headline.” This makes it the first newspaper to ever print a completely self-referential item, opening up many future possibilities for the emerging art of recursive journalism.
Tha body of the article goes on to describe in detail the process that was used to print the headline, along with views and opinions on the inks, dot gain, and newsprint quality of the paper in general. “That ought to show our crummy readers. They want innovation? Let them eat this!”, said Hindu editor N.Ram, looking disturbingly like Marie Antoinette. “Muhahahahahahahahahahahaharrrrf-kafff-kaffff-arrrr!” he added, his attempt at an evil laugh being rather comically ended by the onset of a coughing fit.
Apparently, the headline can about when a reporter, under time pressure, began humming “ Need a headline. Gotta meet my deadline. Or it's the end of the bread line. Hey! That rhymes with 'thin red line'.”, falling prey to the mysterious sudden-rap-bug that seems to be infesting Son of Bosey of late.
According to editor Ram, plans for future articles include items like “Hindu prints article about Dhoni”, “Hindu prints classifieds”, and “Hindu continues to innovate by printing article on how it continues to innovate by printing article on how it continues to innovate.” Reports that The Hindu is becoming self-aware and sentient, are, however, baseless. We hope.