Tharoors and Pawars are like the smart rats and bandicoots in Indian politics. The dynamic young rat misjudged the undercurrents in Indian politics and fell into the rat trap much faster than expected. The smart rat was innocent, innovative and wanted to do something good for the society. But it was too fast and not very careful about the traps that target novices into the dirty alley of Indian politics. Bandicoots are much more crafty. They know where the traps lay and how to get food without getting caught. And even if they are caught, most of the traps are not sufficient to hold them and they will make the escape without much damage.
Moral advice for rats in Indian politics is to lay low till they grow into bandicoots before taking the plunge.