Post-UN, Tharoor plans to take over consultancy firms

Post-UN, Tharoor plans to take over consultancy firms
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First Published: Fri, Mar 30 2007. 02 54 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Mar 30 2007. 02 54 PM IST
PTI
United Nation: Outgoing UN Under Secretary General for Department of Public Information Shashi Tharoor has said he plans to take over consultancy of a couple of private sector firms which have close contacts with Asia, especially India.
Tharoor, who leaves the organization after 27 years of service, told reporters at a farewell function here that he had fond memories of working together with many journalists.
Dwelling on his future plans, he said he is taking over consultancy of some private sector firms which have close connection with Asia, especially India, and that would mean a lot of travel.
He said he had a lot of job offers after he resigned but he did not want to work full time for any single firm.
Asked whether he was planning any new book, he said he had been writing columns for a couple of Indian newspapers and they would be consolidated into a book which he hopes would be out before the year end.
So far as writing a new novel is concerned, he said currently he had no plans but perhaps in future he would write one and may be the journalist friends in the United Nations would form it characters.
Talking about the United Nations, he said the Charter says that “We the people of the United Nations. Thus it is an organization of people and not member States as is being projected. And people have the right to know what is happening,” he said.
Tharoor was India’s candidate for the post of UN Secretary-General. However, he lost the race to South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon. Tharoor had subsequently tendered his resignation.
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First Published: Fri, Mar 30 2007. 02 54 PM IST