24 November, 2020

The Subcontinental Menu

Illustration by Saahil
The Subcontinental Menu

This Prince Won’t Wait

Much like the DMK’s “sun rising from between two mountain peaks” (a Kalaignar tour de force that the voters, of late, were confusing with the sunset), the spotlight is firmly fixed on Udayanidhi Stalin. At least good daddy M.K. Stalin is making sure he is at the top of the party hierarchy. So much so even a three-time parliamentarian like Dayanidhi Maran had to get Udayanidhi to inaugurate his MP’s office. Now, the sycophants have applied on behalf of Udayanidhi for the post of Chennai mayor, elections to which are due. What’s driving this tenacious push? Well, Stalin does not want his son to suffer his fate—being the country’s longest prince-in-waiting.

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