Tharoor to stop writing newspaper columns

May 25th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Former diplomat and first-time MP Shashi Tharoor Monday said that he has stopped writing columns in newspaper and periodicals as he wants to concentrate on the problems of his constituency.
“I have stopped all the columns,” Tharoor told reporters here. Tharoor added that he will soon start his own blog to pen down his thoughts.

Tharoor also revealed that his new book, co-authored with Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan, will be released in July.

The book “Shadows across the field” is on 60 years of India-Pakistan cricket, Tharoor said.

The former UN under secretary general said he was currently focussing only on the development of his constituency Thiruvananthapuram.

“It is a new experience. Investment climate is not favourable (in Kerala). We need hardware and software of development,” said Tharoor, who won the elections by a margin of 100,000 votes, said. Tharoor said he never thought that he would win with such a huge margin.

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