'Bharatvasiyon': Shashi Tharoor's Tryst With Hindi On World Hindi Day

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, whose English tweets often offer a diction-enriching experience (‘exasperating’ for some), tweeted in Hindi on Wednesday, leaving twitteratti in awe.

But Wednesday is not just another day -- It is World Hindi Day—and he wished everyone on the occasion.

"World Hindi Diwas ke awsar par mere haardik shubhkaamnaayein," he wrote on twitter.

While a few pointed out the grammatical error in the parliamentarian's sentencing, others called it a "wonderful gesture" coming from him.

Every year January 10 is observed World Hindi Day with anobjective to promote use of Hindi language abroad.

Tharoor went on to share other tweets in Hindi along with videos. One of them was an explainer on the subject of his previous book: how the British colonial rule ruined India's indegenious industries. Another one was on his argument in Parliament opposing India’s efforts to make Hindi an official language at the UN

Tharoor had asked in Parliament why should India make an effort to make Hindi as one of the languages in the United Nations as it is only one of the official language and not the national language.


"If tomorrow someone from Tamil Nadu or from West Bengal becomes the Prime Minister, why should we force him to speak in Hindi at the UN," he said.

His tweets in cryptic English earlier have also given him a tag of "Tharooraurous". Earlier in May, when Tharoor had expressed his frustration responding to Republic TV's allegations over his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death, Twitter exploded.

"Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations&outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist," Tharoor tweeted on May 9 attacking the channel's anchor and editor Arnab Goswami.

Last month Tharoor sent out a tweet only to be bombarded with more "parodies of his supposed writing/speaking style."

He tweeted "To all the well-meaning folks who send me parodies of my supposed speaking/writing style: The purpose of speaking or writing is to communicate w/ precision. I choose my words because they are the best ones for the idea i want to convey, not the most obscure or rodomontade ones!."

Source: https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/bharatvasiyon-shashi-tharoors-tryst-with-hindi-on-world-h