By and large, economists have a justifiably well-earned reputation for being dull dogs. But some of them can be interesting as well. For example, Kaushik Basu, who is now the chief economic advisor, is an accomplished painter and playwright. Sugata Marjit is a superb Hindustani classical singer. Subir Gokarn, the RBI deputy governor, is a terrific cook. And Bibek Debroy is a Sanskrit scholar.