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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.


The votes are with the poor

One of the striking features of the many U-turns made by Prime Minister Narendra

By Shashi Tharoor October 12, 2019

Manufacturing history

If much of what ails our present can be traced to our past, it is important to ask

By Shashi Tharoor September 14, 2019

Patel was party to Article 370

As happens all too often in our country these days, the past has been evoked to

By Shashi Tharoor August 17, 2019

Diplomats usually think twice—before saying nothing

The recent contretemps over the leaking of a diplomatic cable has suddenly thrown

By Shashi Tharoor July 20, 2019

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
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