Shashi Tharoor is a recognised Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who is currently working as a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.
It is worth mentioning here that he was formerly Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and had also contested for the post of Secretary-General in the year 2006.
2 years ago, an Indian politician received the Sahitya Academy Award for his book ‘An Era of Darkness’ in a non-fiction category in English.
Talking about his achievements, while he was pursuing his doctorate, he was awarded the Robert B. Stewart Prize for best student. Quite interestingly, he was also the first editor of the Fletcher Forum of International Affairs.
When he was only 22 years old, he was the youngest to receive a doctorate in the history of the Fletcher School. This goes to show how good Shashi Tharoor was in his early days.
Even today, many are interested to know about the secret behind his rich and powerful vocabulary.
He is known for his knack for using advanced words in his interaction over social media. Sometimes, he uses words like ‘farrago’, ‘rodomontade’, ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’ and other words which made netizens refer to a dictionary. What is the real secret behind Tharoor’s vocabulary power? Shashi Tharoor revealed it.
During a candid interaction with students at an event in Thiruvananthapuram, a student asked the 63-year-old leader to give him a new word. In response, Tharoor opened up about how he developed his ‘exotic’ vocabulary.
Much to everyone’s surprise at the event, Tharoor said he “barely opened” dictionary in his life. “I’ll give you a very simple, old word – read – that’s the only way I have acquired the vocabulary. People think I am some sort of nut case who studies dictionaries all day long…I have barely opened dictionary in my life,” Tharoor added. His response received tremendous applause from the audience.
Pakistani comedian trolls Shashi Tharoor
Meanwhile, a Pakistani comedian tried to take a dig at Shashi Tharoor on Twitter. The hilarious video went viral on social media platforms. Pakistan-based stand-up comedian Akbar Chaudry took to Twitter and shared a hilarious video mocking Shashi Tharoor. He captioned the video: “How to speak English like Shashi Tharoor”
To which, Shashi Tharoor gave an epic reply.