Not a bug, Blogger techies say
The headline malfunction has been fixed. Blogger techies told me in an email yesterday that the problem was that I had apparently inadvertently enabled the Hindi transliteration function.
Low and behold, I checked and saw that that option had been enabled.
But this is a transparent cover story. For one thing, the transliteration bug has morphed over time. In its latest version, only part of the headline would transliterate, nothing else.
The email from Blogger arrived about the same time that media interest in the matter became known to me.
However, I expect that other "bugs" will occur that seem to signal a politically significant message.