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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.

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Tipu and the Tharoor connection

My recent tweet praising Pakistan PM Imran Khan for remembering the birth

By Shashi Tharoor June 22, 2019

Use social media politically to inform and engage, but responsibly

The mounting worldwide concern over the misuse of social media peaked upon the

By Shashi Tharoor May 25, 2019

Vote for the future of India’s soul

As India heads into a general election, the choice is stark. Around us lie the ruins

By Shashi Tharoor April 27, 2019

The curious case of Chuuk

Sometimes a political or constitutional crisis elsewhere is of such momentous

By Shashi Tharoor March 30, 2019

Enact a national asylum law

One of the saddest developments in recent Indian government policy has been the

By Shashi Tharoor March 02, 2019

Regulate online gaming

One of the most open secrets in our country is that people gamble on sports, even

By Shashi Tharoor February 02, 2019

Toxic Twitter needs reform

When I began tweeting actively in May 2009—providing a few hundred ‘followers’ quick

By Shashi Tharoor January 05, 2019

The great Indian paradox

When I was at school in Mumbai in the late 1960s, a survey was conducted in selected

By Shashi Tharoor December 08, 2018

The name game

The recent renaming of the historic town of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh to an

By Shashi Tharoor November 10, 2018

Parliament must rediscover courage

Three historic Supreme Court judgements in recent months, all expanding gender

By Shashi Tharoor October 15, 2018

Legacy of love

When disasters finally recede, observers start analysing the lessons learned:

By Shashi Tharoor September 23, 2018

A battle for India’s soul

As the 71st anniversary of our Independence Day comes and goes, it is time to

By Shashi Tharoor August 26, 2018

Please do the needful

Two columns ago, I rashly ventured the immodest thought that I had considered myself

By Shashi Tharoor July 29, 2018

A tale of two World Cups

As the football World Cup captures audiences and imaginations across the globe, some

By Shashi Tharoor July 01, 2018

‘Kindly adjust’ to our English

I have long immodestly considered myself the inventor of the term 'prepone'. I came

By Shashi Tharoor June 03, 2018
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