Shashi Tharoor has always been one step ahead of us. The entire country has always been in awe of his intelligence and command over the English language. Yet, Mr. Tharoor likes to surprise us from time to time by going even a level beyond his fame. Whatever your political stance maybe, you cannot help but be amazed by this man’s wit and expression. Just a few months ago this MP from Kerala had the entire nation looking up their dictionaries with a single tweet.
Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations&outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalst— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 8, 2017
Here are some of the other times when he left the people of the nation scratching their heads, wondering whether to hate him or love him.
Someone really had to say this:
New Hinglish 21st century dictionary:*Webaqoof*: “one who believes every claim or allegation on the internet & social media must be true”— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 25, 2017
When he wanted us to up our English game by taking a dig at Nitish Kumar:
Word of the day!Definition of *snollygoster*US dialect: a shrewd, unprincipled politicianFirst Known Use: 1845Most recent use: 26/7/17— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 27, 2017
The man dares to speak what everyone just thinks:
When he was all for freedom of expression:
Water your brains with books — it will help them grow! pic.twitter.com/y5EfcMVThX— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 11, 2017
This man is a sorcerer of words:
Observation skills on point.
:ʎɐp ɐboʎ lɐuoıʇɐuɹaʇuıBJP’s been practising शिर्षासन for 3yrs by standing on its head its opposition to Aadhar, FDI, GST, &otherUPA ideas— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 20, 2017
Supporting India across all formats!
No wonder so many deshbhakts are asking me why I haven’t tweeted on India’s 7-1 victory over Pakistan in hockey!! pic.twitter.com/CkZDhQguka— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 18, 2017
The time when he shared some wise words for the good of the people:
Lessons for living: Make a difference. Teach. Love. Write books. Help the needy. Donate your organs.(Timeless wisdom) pic.twitter.com/hIWW2ExbsE— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 19, 2015
Govt plans to create a Cow Ministry, says BJP Pres: https://t.co/iP1sGrH3b1 I guess this one will be headed by an Udder-Secretary?— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 8, 2017
On Aadhar being made mandatory for death certficates!
Remember those old Ajit jokes with Ajit instructing Robert to inflict ever-more devilish tortures on his victims? Here’s an updated version: pic.twitter.com/bKllRFrDX1— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 9, 2017
Wish I got such interesting forwards:
Brilliance from WhatsApp: James Bond applied for a Death Certificate in India… they told him to “Die an Aadhaar Day…!!”— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 8, 2017
Humility in fame.
A new men’s magazine has put me on their cover. (I wouldn’t have made it on “Health & Lifestyle”!) pic.twitter.com/zyrD4JPgG8— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 29, 2017
Asking the right questions!
In LokSabha @dhananjaymahadi protested GST on Ganesh murtis. My question: if Ganesh doesn’t answer your prayers,will you get a GST refund?— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 28, 2017
That correlation though.
Absolutely. Decentralised governance, not one-man top-down organization. Leadership, like love, works best when it is shared. https://t.co/yD3WFaswcy— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 3, 2017
We seriously need to learn humour from this man.
Pretty good! Would have been even better if they’d called it a Thesaurus Lex! https://t.co/YYy5TfXLOn— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 26, 2017
He’s got his own unique way of weaving words together.
Love him or hate him, you simply cannot ignore him!