The former diplomat who’s recently out with a book admits that finding time is the ultimate challenge. “This book took two years of my time—not to mention the amount of sleep deprivation — and 35 years of my experience,” he told CS.

So what does he do in his free time, once he finds it? “My favourite activity would be watching cricket but I don’t get time to watch a full match. The same is true about cinema. I often end up watching movies on a flight,” he smiles. 

Shashi Tharoor