Believe it or not, Rajeev isn't at all embarrassed to be seen in this bizarre (albeit slimming) costume.
He wore it a few months ago when he took part in Power to Play, a charity obstacle challenge. The members of his team were all dressed like this.
The day before the event, he came out of his home office all excited to show me the team's costume. I think my reaction disappointed him.
"What the ... You're going like THAT? Why?" I asked.
"It's a famous animal superhero! How can you not know this?" he said.
For the record, it's not uncommon that we don't always get each other's pop culture references, seeing as we grew up in different decades and on opposite sides of the planet. But this blue THING was clearly not Indian.
"Um ... yeah ... not ringing a bell at all."
He was actually a bit miffed that I hadn't heard of it, despite knowing full well that I'm not into a) cartoons b) superheroes or c) video games (assuming that's where this creature resides). Classic movies are more my speed.
He shook his head at my ignorance, then struck the pose of the famous animal superhero (see above) in an attempt to jog my memory.
Then he told me its name, which I did not know (and have since forgotten).
I guess I'm just blissfully unaware of this pop culture stuff. Does anyone out there know which famous blue animal superhero this is supposed to be?