Shashi Tharoor on The Colbert Report

Shashi does a nice job. It takes him a couple of moments to settle down, but then he throws out a couple of zingers. Ah, Shashi, it would have been good to have you as the Secretary General!

And, no, I don’t know Shashi… but I still choose to refer to him by his first name. I find him sexier if I call him Shashi.

And Stephen, keep up the India focus – we like, we like!

Video via: SAJA

10 thoughts on “Shashi Tharoor on The Colbert Report”

  1. Niranjana says:

    I missed this one; thanks for posting!

    The whole Shashi Tharoor = man’s name is real funny, esp. because I’ve always thought of Shashi as a woman’s name. Like Shashi Deshpande… Now you can’t go wrong with a good manly name like Stephen šŸ™‚

  2. Shripriya says:

    Yeah, I didn’t know any Shashi-men in India. But I also know of a woman named Trevor! So, it just goes to show… er… something…

  3. satish says:

    I thought Shashi held his own with Colbert. He was smart, witty, and quick on the take without being pedantic which he is prone to sometimes. I won’t be surprised if he becomes a Minister of State.

  4. Kalpesh Modi says:

    There is Shashi Kapoor the bollywood film actor. He is a guy.

  5. Shripriya says:

    @ Satish – yes, it will be interesting to see what he does.

    @ Kalpesh – THAT is a brilliant point! The thing is that I think everyone thinks of him as “Shashi Kapoor” i.e. the whole name and no one thinks of him as just Shashi and that’s why the association is not obvious. But still, great point šŸ™‚

  6. Samtosh says:

    May be its the other way round. Why do women in India have man names. I found it amusing that Dharmendra’s first wife’s name is Prakash.
    Niranjana sounds manly to me šŸ˜‰

  7. bullebhai says:

    Never been interested in Bollywood ??…Shashi Kapoor (“Mere Paas Maan Hai” fame??)
    High time you had some “India Focus” (Rather than you advising Stephen: “And Stephen, keep up the India focus …..”…I will definitely like!!!)

  8. Shripriya says:

    Clearly you haven't read this post (see the other comments) or this
    blog very much.

    And to me, India is much, much more than Bollywood and more
    importantly, Indian cinema is much, much more than Bollywood. And yes,
    I am not really interested in Bollywood.

  9. Vithya says:

    Shashi is way better than chocolate… And sure, would have been nice to have him as Sec-Gen, but UN's lost is India's gain and I think he's way sexier in lungis and Nehru Jackets, Yum!
    Thanks for this post, Vids of Shashi make me so much happier.
    And agreed, it's way sexier calling him Shashi…

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