Acclaimed author, former diplomat, Congressman and on a lighter note Shakespeare that India never had, Shashi Tharoor has recently given an interview to Mirror Now’s Executive Editor Faye D’Souza. From Rahul Gandhi to the Annual Budget, Tharoor spoke on various topics.
D’Souza also asked him how he has such an impressive command over English? Tharoor responded: “I don’t use words to show off. I don’t use words for any effect other than what the meaning of the words should convey in terms of embodying my thought precisely. I just read a lot. I’ve never studied a dictionary in my life.”
“I grew up in an India without television, without Nintendo, without computers, without mobile phones. All I had were books.”
Tharoor Says, “Country has ‘sadly’ not seen enough of ‘interesting’ person Rahul Gandhi”
Tharoor has a very optimistic view regarding Rahul Gandhi, “Gandhi has grown up with ideas, perspectives, anxieties, and a degree of knowledge and vocabulary base that many of the youths will find congenial.
“Rahul thought very deeply about religion and matters of faith. He is a Shiv bhakt and seriously practices Buddhist Vipassana and can talk about differences between various schools of it and Hindu philosophy.”