‘Earlier my father used to asked me to learn one new word from the dictionary each day, now he asks me to follow Shashi Tharoor on Twitter,’ has been one of the comments under one such new word Shashi Tharoor had introduced before.
Just as many are probably still learning to pronounce and spell lalochezia, the word for the emotional relief that one gets from saying profanity, that Shashi Tharoor tweeted out on April 10, he managed to belt out just another word from the ‘Tharoorosaurus’.
Known for generously dabbing his opinions and arguments with choice words from the English dictionary (remember, farrago, snollygoster, among others?), Shashi Tharoor, has now shared yet another word — lalochezia.
Shashi Tharoor described the latest offing from the Tharoorosaurus as ‘Something we all suffer from (especially when describing our political opponents!)’ And it reminds us of Britain’s foreign secretary, who was slammed for his sexist remarks on a Labour Party female politician.
Shashi Tharoor recently took to Twitter to wish people on Mahavir Jayanti but used Gautam Buddha’s picture instead. And this did not get unnoticed by people on social media. While he did apologise, some trolling did happen nonetheless.
Shashi Tharoor, author and Congress MP from Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, took to Twitter to share a ‘word of the day’ on March 26 and messages of gratitude ‘for improving our vocabulary’ have been pouring in to his timeline ever since.
Shashi Tharoor clarified that he was against self-determination as the northeastern states cannot function independently, broadly due to their small geo-economics.
Who doesn’t know Shashi Tharoor’s impeccable command over the English vocabulary? But, have you ever wondered what would happen if he was asked to define some words and phrases in a Hindi quiz? Watch the video to see all the words he didn’t know.
The Congress member of Lok Sabha, while addressing reporters in Shillong on Friday, said that although the NPP was trying to pose as an independent entity in Meghalaya, it was attached to the BJP as a tail “that wags whenever the dog barks”.
“It is not the job of a Hindu to teach a Muslim to be Hindu. A Hindu does not look to the holy book, does not look to the heaven. A hindu looks within himself,” Shashi Tharoor said.
Shashi Tharoor said if the BJP controlled both the Houses of the Parliament, constitutional provisions like Article 370 on Kashmir and secularism would be under threat.
Shashi Tharoor dropped the word ‘troglodyte’ while referring to BJP MP Vinay Katiyar’s comment on the Taj Mahal. “We can’t let these troglodytes destroy our country & everything beautiful in it.” he tweeted. Of course, Twitterati are all aflutter.
The Union government’s move to double the salary for MPs has come in for criticism from some quarters, with Trinamool Congress becoming the first party to raise a red flag on the proposal saying that the lawmakers are “getting enough”.
“Everyday we would chat and invariably the subjects he raised were about the books he was reading. That is the kind of the person he is and the rest of the country sadly has not seen it enough,” Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor said.
“We are increasingly convinced that the government is not telling the truth to the people. Doklam has been spun by the government as a diplomatic victory and from the information that is available in the public domain, it does seem a matter of concern,” he said at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival yesterday.