Anyway, its rare to find someone with Tharoor's incredibly eclectic background, gift for language , track record of professional success, access to knowledge and clearly ridiculously high IQ, writing on a range of topics of general interest, so today I enjoyed clicking through his columns over the last few months.
Revisiting the ToI website also allowed me to read some articles from Gurucharan Das, whom I followed regularly for quite a while before falling off about a year ago. I've always enjoyed his insight and his concise, clear writing, even though his tone of disappointment about certain things has become a little predictable. The funny thing is I think I stopped reading his column after hearing him speak and then even chatting with him for a bit at a UofC conference on India held at the Law School last year (where I came away very impressed by him.)
Also interesting reads last week: Tony Blair in the Economist on some of his learnings in a decade as PM, and this quote from Rupert Murdoch in Time on concerns that he'd dumb down the WSJ when he takes it over
"Don't worry. When the Journal gets its Page 3 girls, we'll make sure they have M.B.A.s"