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1/D-65
Sep 18, 2009
01:18 PM
Sundeep,
I think it would be right for me to point out the disclaimer that I have put at the bottom of the aforementioned report:
Dislaimer: This ‘news’ is as fake as the hair on Rakesh Roshan’s head. The writer means no offence to any religion, organization or person...
In a nutshell, it is a work of fiction and a prouct of
my own twisted brand of humour and not to be taken seriously.
Though, I wouldn't have been surprised if our political parties do release a statement with a similar message. :)

Cheers!
gagan jain
Gurgaon, India
2/D-70
Sep 18, 2009
02:05 PM
Gagan,

It is a rather grim commentary on our times that humour has to come with big caveats like this. But I totally understand your concerns, given what Mr Shashi Tharoor has been subjected to and what our political parties and other such outfits exhibit as their level of understanding and comprehension.
Sundeep Dougal
New Delhi, India
3/D-82
Sep 18, 2009
05:57 PM
Someone should tell Mr. Tharoor that there is a saying in politics: if you have dug a hole stop digging.

In other words: silence is golden !
Dr. Vijaya Rajiva
Montreal, Canada
4/D-102
Sep 18, 2009
08:08 PM
Trying to pass off an tasteless & cussed public remark as 'humour' is itself obscene & does nobody any good as some body here said if you have dug a hole stop digging.

Economy class being reffered as ' cattle class'is as old as economy class & is so called a thousand times a day across the globe. It's a cliche as old as economy class or third class or general compartment. I have not found anyone choke into laughter when such travel mode are called cattle class. Last week flying into Calcutta from Bangalore the gentleman in the next seat said 'that's what happens when you travel cattle calss' when we entered into an distubance & my elbow bumped into his. Nobody laughed or felt humoured, it was taken simply a statement of reality.

Tharoor , latest darling of the glittereti & chattereti, has prooved himself by his public remarks & atttudisings to be insensetive & too clever by half. If he he is so honest & upright why retract as he has tried to. Or the windfall of ministeship too much to lose?
MANISH BANERJEE
KOLKATA, India
5/D-123
Sep 18, 2009
10:35 PM
Its not Tharoor's fault,he is not a politician at all obviously he doesnt knows how to politicians are supposed to behave in India. But he is not a diplomat either, his tactless behaviour points so. What he was doing at UN? Even their clerks are better than this at diplomacy.
S Singh
Hyd, India
6/D-54
Sep 19, 2009
02:22 PM
Hi Sandeep. Humour in India in all walks of life is seldom taken as 'HUMOUR', because the real meaning is not understood. Is it a sin to use a phrase like'CATTLE CARRIAGE', incidentally a very common expression in the advanced world? We also use expressions like ‘CATTLE CARRIER BAILGADI' for slow moving bus or ill equipped passenger trains. No hue and cry was made by any top politician or journalist when several decades back late Rajiv Gandhi as the then PriMe Minister used a new word 'LUMPEN'? Shashi is too young and a novice to Indian way of politics to understand the prevailing nitty –gritty of allegations etc. Let us agree and reconcile with the intellectual PM's expression that 'IT WAS A JOKE'.
Vinod Tuli
NOIDA, India
7/D-28
Sep 20, 2009
06:47 AM
Realizing that he is among fools who are incapable of distinguishing humour from seriousness, Tharoor should not have gone to make that kind of a comment.
Samirajan
Portland, United States
8/D-70
Sep 21, 2009
12:54 PM
Tharoor is a pretentious guy, quite sanctimonious and shallow. Being pretentious he just slipped.
sandilya
Chennai, India
9/D-18
Sep 24, 2009
08:04 AM
Tharoor is in politics just for the "nasha" or the kick that politics gives especially if you are a minister,this "nasha' comes with freebies,glamor and a lot more.Tharoor richly educated,experienced...perienced,articulate can contribute much much more to his home country in case he wishes so and politics is a absolute no-no for a person with the talented Tharoor. I do not know his past well but certainly desire to be important is more in him than the desire to contribute for this country.You can do both together but you need to be selfless,focused something like Mohandas karamchand Gandhi was {not the gandhis of today} .Shashi Tharoor has got a opportunity i wish he does not let this go away
aditya chopra
chandigarh, India
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