Quick question

Here’s a no-googling question for you- Who is the odd (Wo?)ma(e)n  out:

Fethullah Gülen, Muhammad Yunus, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Orhan Pamuk, Aitzaz Ahsan, Amr Khaled, Abdolkarim Soroush, Tariq Ramadan, Mahmood Mamdani and  Shirin Ebadi.

Believe it- these are the “public intellectuals” of our age. I knew 14 of the top 100 – none among the top 10. How many have you heard of, before? Hmm, how public are we talking? Apparently 500k strong 😉 So now that you are told so, mug up the names and recite them.


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4 Responses to “Quick question”

  1. Archu Says:

    The first one (author) that I know of who boils blood when its not even worth boiling water. 😛

    PS: Better spend energy on replying people’s mails.

  2. kowsik Says:

    Some one needs to conserve energy here 😉

    “32. Pope Benedict XVI”

    I refuse to recognize this list, is it even worthy of consideration without Comrade Roy in it?

  3. onechance Says:

    Macchi, wouldn’t it be too obvious then? Guha is fine- but mentioning the “feisty” Ms Roy – that would be taking it too far, wouldnt it? Having said that, check this out. Remember SFI (Sidelocks for India)? I still think, if we had shouted harder we could’ve made it there 😐

    Too bad we didnt know our madam back then 😉

  4. Speaking Out - Take 2 « Life Sucks Says:

    […] our dear Indian beti want to crib that bad? Perhaps she wants to be in the list of the top 100 public intellectuals. Maybe thats why she wants to portray herself as the godess of all things – big and well, not so […]

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