We all know that Shashi Tharoor is more than just your regular politician. A former diplomat with a flair for the English language and an interest to learn new words, the member of parliament from Thiruvananthapuram has bowled people over time with his elaborate and complex vocabulary.
He has often been in the spotlight, sometimes for giving people hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia and other time for looking for an alternative career choice. Well, this time, the internet’s favourite politician was called out for carrying a peculiar-looking device with him, reported News18.
A Twitter user who goes by the name Matts shared an image of Tharoor with a device that looked similar to a mobile phone. And like many of us, he asked him a very valid question, “What is this device?”
— MATTS (@MATTSMATTS) February 7, 2020
However, people started guessing what the device was for. Take a look:
It's online oxford dictionary
— Deepak Kukreja (@deepakhkukreja) February 7, 2020
GPS tracker so he can not escape off India!
— Rukhad (@MBhavnagariya) February 8, 2020
Hope its hearing aid.
— Sudhakar (@sudhakar20) February 8, 2020
But they didn’t have to wait long for the ‘forever-online’ Tharoor to solve the mystery. He responded that it was an air purifier.
An air purifier (negative ioniser). Delhi’s air is pretty unbreathable. I don’t need it in Thiruvananthapuram.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 7, 2020
An author of 19 books, Tharoor who is often seen indulging in a conversation with his online audience was then quizzed if he had ever smoked.
Sir. Do u smoke? I mean you have a great voice. Just curious
— Luv Datta #INC 🇮🇳 (@Luv_Datta) February 7, 2020
While some of the politicians would just pass answering that question, Tharoor like a sport replied that he has tried it once.
Never even been tempted. I tried a cigar once at the famous Copacabana Club in Havana, Cuba, because not to have a cigar in Cuba seemed terribly prudish. Left a vile taste in my mouth for days.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 8, 2020
Well, I think Tharoor is the most millennial-at-heart politicians I have ever known, don’t you think?