Tharoor Sets Web Atwitter Yet Again

Shashi Tharoor’s twitter account triggered another storm in the web world as his Twitter ID got reportedly hacked.

Published: 16th January 2014 10:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2014 11:48 AM   |  A+A-


Shashi Tharoor’s twitter account triggered another storm in the web world as his Twitter ID got reportedly hacked on Wednesday.

It all started on Wednesday evening. A series of bizarre, romantic tweets started appearing from Tharoor’s Twitter account by 3.48 pm who otherwise tweets only in a calculated tone, especially after his earlier infamous ‘cattle class’ remarks on Twitter. Within one hour, Tharoor quickly apologised to his followers and tweeted that his account had been hacked & would be temporarily deactivated.

All of the tweets emerged from Tharoor’s account were addressed to one former Pakistani journalist and columnist Mehr Tarar. The tweets were entirely personal.

They all went like, “mehrtarar sadly my wife @sptvrock who gave up everything for me found out about my affair with u Mehr”.

The journalist seems to have been taken rather by surprise at the surge of the tweets and quickly responded that she “feel awful abt wht’s being tweeted”. She also asked the Twitter India officials to check the matter. But by the time both of these reactions came, the world of 140 characters went into a full storm, retweeting the tweets related to the incident and flooding tweets on it.

It is possible that Taroor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar’s account might also have been hacked.

Because while the incident was unfolding she tweeted, “I am sending @mehrtars bbbm msgs to the works to see what a horrible woman she is and how she is stalking my husband” which accelerated the whole drama making the Twitter users wonder what’s going on.

Tharoor again became one of the most trending topics for all wrong reasons, yet again. ‘Express’ tried to contact Tharoor but he did not respond.


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