This weeks pick for the Young Indians category is ‘Shashi Tharoor’. I personally feel India needs more people like him in the political stream, young, efficient, diligent, intellectual, articulate and much more.
Mundarath Shashi Tharoor (Malayalam: ശശി തരൂര്) (born 9 March 1956) is the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and a member of the Indian Parliament from the Trivandrum constituency in Kerala. He served as the UN Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information between June 2002 and February 2007, during the term of Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan at the United Nations. In 2006, he was the official candidate of India for the office of United Nations Secretary-General, and came second out of seven official candidates in the race. He is also a prolific author, columnist, journalist, human-rights advocate, humanitarian and adviser or fellow of various institutions, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Aspen Institute, and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.
You can find more about him on his website: http://www.shashitharoor.in/