Innovation is Out, Ammavation is In


Innovation is Out, Ammavation is In

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré


ast week, J Jayalalithaa, was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for a second consecutive term. Her victory, I believe, can be attributed to a couple of things. First and the most important one being Rajinikanth not taking part in the elections. And number two, Karunanidhi taking part in it. Seriously, why would anyone vote for a 93-year-old man on a wheelchair wearing Michael Phelps’ goggles? The upside of getting a state-declared three-day mourning holiday might have crossed the minds of some, but since bars would also be shut on those days, the idea would have been dropped. Hence, the landslide Amma victory.

Amma, I believe, is a good choice. She has her feet firmly on the ground. I know this for a fact because hordes of Amma supporters fall on the ground ever so often to grab them.