By Afrin Fatima
Beauty pageant is something every girl dreams about at least once in her lifetime but only the determined get to wear the glory of the title. “Crowns aren’t made of rhinestones. They are made of discipline, enunciation and a hard to find alloy called courage.” India came out of parchedness of 16 long years at the top pageant contest when Manushi Chhillar won the
coveted Miss World 2017 crown at a grandiose event that was held in China.
This sharp and intelligent contestant who was already on her way to be a doctor, stood tall
among the other top four contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico at the event
and there were 118 countries participating in the pageant. Chhillar was honored with the
crown by last year’s Miss World winner from Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle and that was
a proud moment for India for bagging the crown for the sixth time.
She came up with a beautiful answer to the question asked by the penal, which profession
you think deserve the highest salary? Wait for the beautiful lines she spoke of, she said I
think a mother deserves the highest respect and when you talk about salary, it’s not always
about cash but it’s the love and respect you give to someone. My mother has always been my biggest inspiration. All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary.” That would have been an aww moment for her parents and the most appreciative and loud applaud would be her parents.
When the country was busy with “All Hail Manushi Chhillar,” there came Congress Leader
Shashi Tharoor with a tweet to probably treillage himself with Twitteratti. What such he did?
He actually brought together the chillar (the small change) and our Miss World Chillar in his
tweet that mentioned demonetization. Let’s see what the tweet says,
“What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash
dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!”
The tweet surely flew with the speed of light and everyone was seen slamming and shaming the dots connected by Tharoor. Later, he took to Facebook and Twitter to ask people chill by saying, “Guess the pun is the lowest form of humour, and the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer I’ve separately praised. Please: Chill!”