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Shashi Tharoor shares picture of idli breakfast with 10 condiments, Twitterati slam him for insensitivity

The Congress MP tweeted the picture to mark World Idli Day.

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Last Updated: Mar 31, 2020, 01.08 PM IST
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Tharoor's post also faced backlash for his seemingly over the top breakfast given the plight of many in India during the time of lockdown when not everyone has access to essentials.
In the time of coronavirus, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor gave those in lockdown some food (and a lot of condiments) for thought. Yesterday was World Idli Day (March 30) and many people posted pictures of themselves tucking into the Indian breakfast staple. But Tharoor was one of the people who took the day very seriously and he went all out to celebrate in style.

The author and politician posted a picture on Twitter which showed off his breakfast of three idlis and 10 condiments which included everything an idli lover would need – ghee, peanut chutney, tomato chutney, gun powder, rasam and sambar, all sitting pretty on a table. He tweeted the image with the caption, "As far as I’m concerned every day is Idli Day but today, March 30, is officially #WorldIdliDay. As far as I’m concerned, the greatest breakfast food ever devised by Man or God!"

Tharoor, who mentioned that he enjoys idlis for breakfast daily, posted the picture and it quickly garnered a lot of attention online and has now gotten over 16k likes and even backlash for his seemingly over the top breakfast given the plight of many in India during the time of lockdown when not everyone has access to essentials.

Tharoor was also recently called out by his own son Ishaan for not practicing social distancing during the coronavirus. Ishaan wrote: “My struggles with a lackadaisacal (sic) boomer today: Shashi Tharoor insists on going to Parliament with hordes of other people pressed together in close quarters even as Indian government enacts significant measures to begin imposing social distancing. This is nuts. It’s not only dangerous for him, but his whole household, including my elderly grandmother.”

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