Person of the Week: President Ram Nath Kovind


Person of the Week: President Ram Nath Kovind

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza


n a week otherwise dominated by mainstream political parties playing the new game show, “Who Wants to Rule a Karnataka?”, the honourable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, showed that he too is a busy man. As is tradition, he was due to hand out the the National Film Awards to this year’s winners.

But let’s not forget, it’s also currently the tradition for our government to go around suddenly changing historical practices. So on May 2, the night before the ceremony, the awardees were informed that the President wouldn’t be conferring all the pleb awards, but only 11 special ones, to winners of the most worthy categories.