Tuesday, April 20, 2010

bhadrakumar: Tharoor will make a great leader

apr 21st, 2010

pretty amazing that amb bhadrakumar stands up for tharoor.

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Rediff.com, April 19,2010

Tharoor will make a great leader

M K Bhadrakumar, the distinguished former diplomat, offers an unusual perspective of Shashi Tharoor's ouster from Dr Singh's government.



non-carborundum said...

This is what the country has come to. We root for half-morons like Chidambaram, Pranab and Tharoor because the alternative is Mani Stinker Aiyer, Raoul Ghandi, Ambika Soni etc.

Vijay said...

What comrade Badrakumar is true.

Tharoor is one of the dyed in wool pseudo secularist around and would indeed make a great leader.

For now though, 1 sicular politician down. 99 more to go.

seadog4227 said...

Rather than the "comrade's" comment, I very much prefer Non Carborundum's comment. The article has no substance other than some unquantifiable "personal Mallu pride".

indian_indian said...

And also the fact that Bhadrakumar is a fellow Keralite makes him stand up for Tharoor -- quite like how Rajeev Srinivasan was supporting Tharoor when he first became minister even though their political ideologies are completely different.

non-carborundum said...

Kanchan Gupta on Tharoor


There is something redeeming in Tharoor's irreverance, especially towards Nehru. I don't think he's ideologically p-secular either, but a lot of what he says and writes is anti-Hindu and that matters more than what he possibly thinks.

Guruprasad said...

Is it the same Bhadrakumar who keeps batting for OIC and other assorted sandland dictatorships and laments our foriegn policy is going to dogs because we have let down the PLO cause (whatever that means) and have hithced our wagon to the israel/us train...;) To imagine the first 40 years of IFS had such diplomats only !!

Ghost Writer said...

if the ambassador is standing up for Tharoor - perhaps it portends that his supporters stand down?

Unknown said...

Tharoor is NOT ideologically p-sec. He is what is called a MACAULAYITE, the breed that lives for the sake of earning pats on the nose from the White man.

Anonymous said...

Macaulayite is the right word.

non-carborundum said...


Tharoor's a masterpiece. I think he only pretends to be a Macaulayite as you say or a p-sec or whatever else. The problem is that though he might share a world view similar to say, Hitchens, his opportunistic behaviour signals motivations that lie more towards the base of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. There are enough people like him. He is no national treasure.