Person of the Week: Pranab Mukherjee


Person of the Week: Pranab Mukherjee

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza


n a week that saw a new Rajinikanth movie release, we were mildly surprised to note that a majority of the entertainment came from a former President. Pranab Mukherjee, it turns out, doesn’t rely on flipping bikes, or using one bullet to kill three bad guys for his cheers, but walks straight into the belly of the beast and cuts his way out with a sword.

This Thursday, Mukherjee ignored advice from haters, well-wishers, and his own daughter, to attend an event at the RSS headquarters, displaying some of that good old presidential resolve. Social media “influencers”, who have a point of view on everything from the name of baby to a ridiculous audio clip , was quick to pounce. Did this mean Mukherjee was joining the RSS? Was he finally giving up on the Congress? Is he going to do the RSS salute and can I Snapchat it?