A Leg­end by Mid­night

India Today - - UPFRONT -

Who knew O. Pan­neer­sel­vam had such a sense of oc­ca­sion? Just min­utes af­ter he was broad­cast med­i­tat­ing out­side Jay­alalithaa’s me­mo­rial, he was trend­ing on Twit­ter, and so­cial me­dia wags were com­ing up with ap­pro­pri­ate memes. Said wags had been at work al­ready, as ‘Chin­namma’ Sasikala was busily shed­ding her half-size sta­tus. Bor­row­ing from the prime min­is­ter’s play­book, Pan­neer­sel­vam com­mis­sioned a “peo­ple’s sur­vey” on so­cial me­dia. Luck­ily, 95 per cent of said peo­ple want him to be tha­laivar.

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