Delhi pollution has affected more than just the inner lining of our lungs.
Stepping out seems like a task during this time of the year, thanks to the smog which is as harmful as smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day.
Keeping that in mind, Shashi Tharoor shared hypothetical names of 5 localities in the city (original idea by Judhajit Basu, as pointed out by Uma Asher in the tweets).
New road directions in Delhi this month pic.twitter.com/l2tL7HekGj— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 22, 2018
And just like his vocabulary, this tweet divided his followers into groups, some of whom found it funny and others, offensive.
Pollutyen's Delhi has nothing to do with this month in particular... Good one https://t.co/gPE84GMGyp— The Frustrated Indian (@FrustIndian) November 22, 2018
Why is this amusing and terrifying at the same time? 😂 https://t.co/RwAFpwmNQe— Hemang (@SirSchweini) November 22, 2018
Politely impolite. Very innovative especially Haze Khas and Chandni Choke. Touche https://t.co/EVlonDhLZV— Charles Phillips (@phillipsck) November 22, 2018
We need to support the #LetMeBreathe for our collective future.— Vijaya Moorthy (@vmoorthynow) November 22, 2018
😂😂😂So before 2014 Delhi was among top 5 green cities in the world.— PRADEEP KUMAR TOMAR 🐧 (@En_avoir_marre) November 22, 2018
Is it sarcastic or humorous?— Harry (@imharry55) November 22, 2018
Sir, it is not funny. It is a serious problem. You are part of the problem and not solution.— Yash Pal Lakra (@ylakra) November 22, 2018
To be fair, it is the cumulative result of decades of apathy from policy makers. We had 70 years to ban crop burning.— Cynical Mallu (@CynicalMallu) November 22, 2018
Sarcasm at its best— aejaz wani (@drwaniaejaz) November 22, 2018
Bit of sarcasm is okay, but do you have any solution / suggestions to offer ?— Rofl Human 🇮🇳 (@Rofl_Human_) November 22, 2018
Will the politicians discuss with scientists in lookout for a solution ? Science loses its value when Press , Politicians & Judges speak about it in place of Scientists .— S R Ramnarayan (@ramnarayan_sr) November 22, 2018