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Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

An author, politician, and former diplomat, Shashi Tharoor is a Lok Sabha MP. Former Minister of State for Human Resource Development in the Government of India, Tharoor has also served as the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information.


Kerala should end over-dependence on remittances: Shashi Tharoor

As I write these words, my state is riven in a bitter election campaign, with harsh

By Shashi Tharoor April 04, 2021

Hate machinery’s new target

During the unpleasantness surrounding the arrest of 22-year-old activist Disha Ravi,

By Shashi Tharoor March 07, 2021

The battle to belong

When these words appear, our 71st Republic Day will just be behind us. Our national

By Shashi Tharoor February 07, 2021

The Karunakaran guide

The 10th death anniversary of eminent Kerala politician K. Karunakaran offered a

By Shashi Tharoor January 10, 2021

Time to approve dual citizenship

When my son Ishaan―a part-Malayali, part-Bengali, part-Kashmiri, who was born in

By Shashi Tharoor December 13, 2020

The war against the majority

I received an interesting email the other day from a friend, Prabhu Guptara, urging

By Shashi Tharoor November 15, 2020

The leveller of cities

It is becoming increasingly clear that, whether we like it or not, the Covid-19

By Shashi Tharoor October 18, 2020

Word’s worth

I have been a bit bemused by the reputation I have acquired in our country for

By Shashi Tharoor September 20, 2020

Congress accommodates all

In the wake of the consecration of the Ram Mandir on August 5, critics have been

By Shashi Tharoor August 23, 2020

Constrain, not contain, China

In the wake of the brutal clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers in Galwan

By Shashi Tharoor July 26, 2020

An era of deglobalisation?

Though it is too early to assert this with any certitude, it seems increasingly

By Shashi Tharoor June 28, 2020

A community at sea

Amid all the headline stories about the impact of Covid-19—the tragedy of migrant

By Shashi Tharoor May 31, 2020

Physical, not social, distancing

Early on in the Covid-19 crisis, I became convinced that, despite all the global

By Shashi Tharoor May 03, 2020

Ahead of the curve

As health authorities around the world advise people to avoid shaking hands (and

By Shashi Tharoor April 05, 2020

India not prepared for coronavirus

India seems quite blase about the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), even as it

By Shashi Tharoor February 29, 2020
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