The English crackerjack, Shashi Tharoor was asked to share an alien word by a student at an event recently. Congress MP comes with an extraordinary reply that has made the politician earn appreciation on the internet.
A new word to share
The grammar Einstein, while addressing some Highschool students in an undivulged place, was asked about a new word he would like to share. However, the Thiruvananthapuram MP came up with a very prudent answer that is winning the internet all over.
On the ongoing event, while Shashi Tharoor was distributing his principles of success to the teens, a 10th standard student asked the politician to share a new word with him, greeting him as “reputation as a fount of exotic vocabulary”. He asked, “As you have been globally acknowledged as a man of vocabulary I would like you to give me and the crowd a new word for us to learn.”
My reply to a student who asked me to give him a new word in view of my reputation as a fount of exotic vocabulary: pic.twitter.com/I6mr9DOX6m
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 11, 2019
The minister had no such bewildering reply, rather he came up with an astonishing word that amazed everyone in the building. The word was ‘read’.
Growing up with reading
He said, “I will give you a very simple, very old word. Read. That’s the only way I acquired a vocabulary. People think I am some sort of nutcase who studies dictionaries all day long. I have barely opened a dictionary in my life. But I have read extensively. The reason I was like this because I lived in India without television, without a computer, without Nintendo, without Play Station, without mobile phones. All I had were books.”
Further explaining the importance of reading, Tharoor said, “ As a child, I had asthma turning up, and reading was the only rest from spending time indoors. All I had was books, books were my escape, books were my education,” he said.
Finally I heard it from yourself… I always used to doubt how you are so good in vocabulary coz those days no tv no internet no blogs… The simple yet effective answer from you is read… ??
— Ramesh kumar Uppalapati (@rameshpersuader) November 11, 2019
one of those rare political figures who is an #inspiration to young generation
— Zain Rahman (@ZainMRahman) November 11, 2019
Appreciate Shashi Tharoor ji !
You echoed my Father …
Read Read Read …
Write words from Dictionary to improve spelling, hand writing and vocabulary
Read any book apart from magazine and newspaper
— संजय शर्मा (@sharma__sanjay) November 11, 2019
Pity that this man isn't leading @INCIndia
— The Ironic Indian (@Ironic_Indian) November 12, 2019
Wonderful advice ?
— Jaini /উজ্জয়িনী/ اجینی (@IchbinUjjaini) November 11, 2019
Excellent advise!! I will add "Listen" to it, and we get this opportunity to listen to statesmen like you ?
— Keshav Bapat (@kewlkeshav) November 11, 2019
Reading books from diverse genres is totally out of fashion these days. Especially the young generation.
— Anonymous (@haris_blr) November 12, 2019
Read is way to acquire vocabulary like @ShashiTharoor Sir
— Simmi Ahuja (@SimmiAhuja_) November 11, 2019
— Harshil હર્ષિલ (@MehHarshil) November 11, 2019
Well said sir! I did same and felt similar.. But the way you put it is real manifestation of exhortation to youth to come forward for reading.. God bless you.. I don't agree with you on many things but same time admire you on many..
— @Ram (@Mridul95343996) November 11, 2019