Times Headline 9th Aug 2016
Shobhaa De’s habitualness of getting engaged in controversies is nothing new and it’s not something the author should brag about. As revered as words are, here’s a thought about her unfiltered flow of communication.
The mockingbird, Shobhaa De tweeted, “Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.” (@DeShobhaa – 8:06pm- 8 Aug 2016)
To which she received an equally simulated reply, by Ace Shooter Abhinav Bindra who tweeted, “That’s a tad unfair. You should be proud of your athletes perusing human excellence against the whole world.” (@Abhinav_Bindra – 8:25am – 9 Aug 2016)
Bindra was also supported by Viren Rasquinha as he tweeted, “Ms. De, kindly run on the hockey pitch for 60 mins & hold a rifle like Abhinav and Gagan. Bit tougher than u think.” (@virenrasquinha – 11:20pm – 8 Aug 2016)