Trying to follow Ahibhushan Malik-so far unsuccessfulLate Ahibhushan Malik was a famous artist, illustrator and cartoonist. He learnt painting in Paris and was very famous in West Bengal during fifties, sixties and seventies. However, this famous artist was very child-like in nature. He used to play various pranks on his relatives, friends and neighbours with a deadpan face. For example, he used to see notice boards in many of the houses of his neighbours and friends with the caution 'ekhane kukur achhe' (rough translation: Beware of dogs'). One day after returning from his morning walk, he put up a prominent notice at the gate of his house which stated: 'ekhane kukur nei' (Translation: 'There is no dog in this house'). Many neigbours and relatives, while visiting the house, read upto 'kukur' (dog) and became very nervous and anxious! When they complained, Ahibhushan said with all seriousness: "This is to impart an important lesson. Always read the whole sentence carefully."
I also tried to follow Late Ahibhushan Malik in the following thread: An empty box....., but was totally unsuccessful.