Mr Tharoor was born in 1956 in London. He has been schooled in the best institutions that our nation has to offer. He has been an avid reader. In an interview with Bijoy Bharathan, he has mentioned and I quote:
“During my school days, I had taken it upon myself to finish reading one book every day — cover to cover for an entire year. By the end of the year, I had read almost 365 books — not really fat books per se, but those that I could finish in a day. I knew what I was setting myself up for.”
I would also like to draw your attention towards one of the passages mentioned in his wiki page that clearly states his appetite for literature.
Tharoor began writing at the age of 6, and his first published story appeared in the Sunday edition of The Free Press Journal, in Mumbai at age 10. His World War II adventure novel Operation Bellows, inspired by the Biggles books, was serialised in the Junior Statesman starting a week before his 11th birthday.
He has worked for 3 decades at United Nations working in various departments and in different countries.
All of those things: his career, his writing appetite, his schooling, sums him up, his persona, his intelligence and of course his speaking skill.
If you want to speak like Mr. Throor, gain knowledge as much as you can, work hard as much as you can, steal the opportunities as much as you can and in the end earn the rep as much as you can.
In the end you would have words to say, stage to speak, crowd to whom you may convince, confidence to sail and one day, someone would compliment you saying, “You truly remind me of Mr. Shashi Tharoor”