A Legend by Midnight
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.