Guest Column

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.


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

No longer the India the world admired

Every time I find myself arguing with a supporter of the ruling party, especially

By Shashi Tharoor February 01, 2020

2020: the year of the protester

Happy New Year! The purists may argue as to whether 2020 marks the end of the second

By Shashi Tharoor January 04, 2020

Why we should increase our retirement age

This month, my mother turns 83 (or 84, depending on whether you go by her memory or

By Shashi Tharoor December 07, 2019

Spoonerisms for the soul

ou may all be forgiven for missing this momentous occasion, since I did too, but

By Shashi Tharoor November 09, 2019

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
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