English language is given importance in India to such an extent that a person who is fluent in English is considered to be superior to a person who is not so good in English. What makes it worrisome is that the local languages are ignored because of English and if someone has to get a good job, especially in the private sector, he/she is expected to be proficient in English.
There are many Indian politicians who are famous for their illogical statements and acts but there are few Indian leaders who are known for their intellectual ability and education and one such politician is Shashi Tharoor. He is Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and is known for amazing English skills as well as for deriving new English words.
There is no denying the fact that speaking English like Shashi Tharoor is a very difficult task but a stand-up comedian Akbar Chaudry from Karachi, Pakistan, came up with a funny video in which he told people three steps for speaking English like Shashi Tharoor.
The first step is to make a smoothie from Oxford dictionary and drink it, the second step requires you to get a drip from dictionary and the one from the video of Shashi Tharoor while in the third step, you have to make a fine powder of Oxford dictionary and snort it.
Here is the video:
— Akbar Chaudry (@AkbarChaudry) February 25, 2021
Click to watch this video directly on Twitter
The video was watched by the Indian politician Shashi Tharoor as well and quite interestingly, he too laughed at it and asked Akbar Chaudry to make the next video on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
See the tweet of Shashi Tharoor:
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 27, 2021
Twitterati also loved the video and praised the comedian for coming up with such a unique stuff.
Check out some of the selected reactions:
One of the best Akbar 👏👏👏
— Zulfikar Akhtar (@ZulfikarAkhtar) February 27, 2021
Yaar kya comedy kiya hai in Bande ne! Mimicry to bilkul Shashi Tharoor ki tarah hi kiya hai. Achchha hai.
— PANKAJ KUMAR SINHA (@PANKAJK37801425) March 1, 2021
Bhai, yeh mast hai! 100/100
— Satya Prakash (@satya_cal) February 25, 2021
Good one Akbar. It's high time the English request Dr. Tharoor to update the Oxford dictionary which is outdated and rename it to Thiruvananthpuram Dictionary pic.twitter.com/Ps2wPhfLIo
— Trilochan Panigrahi (@TriloBaba) February 28, 2021
Fantastic. Amazing. Most hilarious. Prolific.
— Khurshid Ali (@KHURSHX7) February 27, 2021
There were some who also praised the Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for his good sense of humour and laughing on the joke which was made on him.
@ShashiTharoor everyone has a softer side and we do love it from our beloved politicians too. They look all to serious on TVs every single time. Channels should also take a lighter path at times. I really admire you sir. Keep Smiling always 🙂
— Hitesh Chawla 🇮🇳 (@hiteshjc69) February 28, 2021
Refreshing to see a top level Indian politician embracing social media in a healthy way. Not afraid to laugh at himself.
And not afraid to tag someone else from outside the border.
Brilliant Shashi ji 👍🏼🙏🏻🎓🇮🇳
— Rahul D / राहुल / راہول (@rdalwale) February 27, 2021
Very rare to see folks with the mutually reinforcing eloquence and the clarity of thought as yours, @ShashiTharoor Sahab.
Hope to see better minds like yours be the source of reason and sanity for collective good in #southasia
— Zubair Shahid (@zubayrschahed) February 27, 2021
Wow… Thank you mr Tharoor taking is sporting way..
— Hello To GOD (@HelloToGOD1) February 28, 2021
Akbar is definitely a Lucky guy now. Must be on cloud nine👌👌 Mr. Tharoor responding to your talent has taken your profile to the highest level.
This should be your pinned tweet for quite some time now 🍻
— ☹️☹️☹️☹️ Don't worry Be Happy… 😊😊😊😊 (@TheAmitChowdhry) February 28, 2021
Taking a joke actually makes a person cool and funny..
— बेरोज़गार Shubham (@Shoe_Bum7) February 27, 2021
This is how u handle someone making fun of u. By laughing with them.
— Nope. (@Sufiyan08009357) February 27, 2021
Well that was pretty amusing and it’s creditable on the part of Shashi Tharoor that he also praised the comedian’s talent instead of getting offended or angry. What do you say?