This is not a joke.
His name is Pavitr Prabhakar and he is Mumbai's (Bombay) own swinging Spider-Man. He's got the familiar red spidey mask, but dig those pointy shoes and flapping dhoti around his waist.
"Gotham Studios, a joint venture with Deepak Chopra and film director Shekhar Kapur, will create original Indian properties based on mythology and folk tales, which it hopes will influence popular Western culture much in the same way that Japan's manga comics and anime animation style have."You can read what they're saying about India's very own Spider-Man here. Visit Gotham Comics (the Indian licensee of Marvel Comics) and see more spidey artworks here.
The next thing you know there's going to be a new breed of Chinese X-Men with fancy shaolin and wuxi moves.