Naga woman asks Shashi Tharoor about his 'charismatic' looks and intellect, his reply gains praise online
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is an eminent politician and a prolific writer. Other than being known for those, he also has quite a fan base for his good looks and exceptional linguistic skills. At a recent event, the politician was asked a hilarious question by a girl from Nagaland. Tharoor's hilarious answer to the girl's query is now going viral.
The incident took place at a show named the Lungleng Show. An unidentified woman stood up to ask the 66-year-old politician a flattering question. She asked, "So, how can someone be so astonishingly good-looking and charismatic and even more implausibly brilliant and intelligent at the same time?”
Tharoor responded to the girl with a smile followed by a hilarious and witty answer. He said, "You are very sweet, very kind and generous, but all I can say there are things that you can't help. And there are things that you can change yourself to do. So, the way you look and all of that, honestly, all I can say is choose your parents wisely. It's all in the genes."
Additionally, the erudite politician highlighted the habit of reading books. "But everything else you should work at it. I must say that reading, as I explained, became a habit in childhood. I have kept it up and therefore, I read a lot and I think I know a lot because I have retained a lot of whatever I have read,” said Tharoor.
The video was posted by Tharoor on Twitter. He claimed that he got it from WhatsApp.
Netizens were impressed with Tharoor's answer. He stated, "I am awestruck to listen to such a beautiful reply: Indeed! Gene matters. He comes from an intellectual family but have worked very hard to reach here."
Another one wrote, "The secret of every intellectual is they read a lot. This generation is too lazy to sit quietly with a book and enjoy learning. I'm in my mid-20s and fortunately, I have developed a habit of reading since college... Reading a great book is like having conversations with the finest men of the century!”