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Shashi Tharoor

The Writing Life: Does Narendra Modi Desire Shashi Tharoor in His Cabinet?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Pranay Gupte

Shashi Tharoor, the high-profile Member of the Indian Parliament, should be feeling especially high these days. His latest book, "An Era of Darkness...

Why India's Intolerance Problem Is Hurting Its Global Reputation

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI -- We cannot simultaneously sell ourselves to the world as a land of pluralism, tolerance and Gandhianism, while promoting intolerance, communal hatred and minority insecurity within the country. It is time the Modi government learned they cannot promote "Make in India" abroad while condoning the propagation of "Hate in India" at home.

Prime Minister in Waiting: India's Shashi Tharoor, Man for All Speeches

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.24.2016 | Home
Pranay Gupte

Far be it for me to advise Sonia Gandhi from far away, but rapping Shashi Tharoor on his knuckles for making allegedly intemperate remarks in Parliament against Congress strategy may not be the most prudent thing to do right now.

India, China and the Rest of the BRICS Will No Longer Wait for a Seat at the Table

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

MOSCOW -- Countries like India and Brazil -- unlike, say, Germany and Japan a century ago -- are not seeking to overturn the world order. All they want is a place at the high table. Barring that, they have little choice but to build their own -- though India, Brazil and South Africa have reason to wonder if a Chinese-led world order would be an improvement on the current one.

Shashi Tharoor and I on Narendra Modi

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.10.2014 | Home
Mike Ghouse

The accusations leveled against me and Tharoor is that we have changed. It is actually Modi who has changed, and every Indian should welcome it as we do. Modi started speaking the language of inclusiveness that we understood, and the right thing to do is to appreciate it.

How Narendra Modi May Have Evolved into 'Modi 2.0'

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 08.02.2014 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

To almost everyone's surprise, in the couple of weeks since his election, Modi has been conciliatory and inclusive in both his pronouncements and his actions. I was a beneficiary of this unexpected generosity on the very day of his victory, when I received a startling tweet of congratulations from him on my own victory in my constituency. "Let us work together to move India forward," he declared in his message to me. This tweet to a prominent adversary, with whom he had crossed swords in the past, was one of many signals to the nation that he was putting old enmities behind him.

Some Scandals Matter More

Tom Burns | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Tom Burns

We care less about sex scandals than financial or other ones. And so we should; trusting a political leader, especially someone who could have been a potential candidate for president, necessitates that she or he can be trusted not to wilfully and negligently abuse the responsibilities of their oath and office.

Taming of the Vamp

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 04.05.2014 | Home
Suchitra Vijayan

The witch hunt that tore down Sunanda Pushkar, is now focused on Mehr Tarar. The Twittersphere is full of hateful vengeance against her, populous in both countries succumbing to garden-variety pettiness, vindictiveness, hate and hysteria.

Wife Of Indian Minister Embroiled In Scandal Likely Died From Overdose

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - An overdose of anti-depressant drugs likely caused the death of the wife of a high-pr...

Disruptive Difference: World Education Leaders Unite At Global Education and Skills Forum

Vikas Pota | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

As a professional conference go-er, the Global Education & Skills Forum reminded me very much of the World Economic Forum's Annual Summit in Davos for its professionalism, and high caliber of delegates.

Why India Needs America to Remain the Superpower

Anant Goenka | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Anant Goenka

I was thrilled to hear Thomas Friedman's response to my question from the audience at the Tata Litfest here in Mumbai a few days ago. At the end of a ...

India Should Upgrade Its Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip Seib

NEW DELHI --- "Incredible India." For tourism purposes, that slogan has served India well, but it is insufficient to convey the identity of a rising ...

Shunned, Will He Bolt?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sunil Sharan

What was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan last month degenerated into a public rebuke of Indi...

Olympic Proof: India is Not China

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

It has become rather fashionable these days to speak of India and China in the same breath. These are the two big countries said to be taking over the...

Indian Politicians Begin Austerity Drive As Nation Faces Worst Drought In 40 Years

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rani Singh

The Congress party and United Progressive Alliance President, Sonia Gandhi has commenced an austerity drive amongst her cohort of politicians.

Holy Cow! It's Still Twittergate in India

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandip Roy

India is in the middle of Twittergate. A government minister said he would fly "cattle class" instead of business. It was funny. But not in a country of holy cows.

The Political Risks Of Tweeting In The Land Of Sacred Cows

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mira Kamdar

India's new-media savvy minister Shashi Tharoor has tweeted up a domestic political tempest in a country where sensitivities are ever on a hair-trigger alert for any sign of religious or class offense.

Indo-Pak: Back to Business Unusual

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pinaki Bhattacharya

At the end of the two-day long debate, the BJP showed its disagreement with the government by walking out of Parliament yet again.

Indian Ocean Unity

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

What international association brings together 18 countries, straddling three continents thousands of miles apart, united solely by their sharing of a common body of water?

Indian Strategic Power: Soft

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

To wield soft power, India must defend, assert and promote its culture of openness against the forces of intolerance and bigotry inside and outside the country.

Which Way India? Decision Next Week

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi -- A month after they first queued to vote in India's mammoth general election, the country's voters will learn the outcome on May 16. The e...


Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

For the affluent, corruption is at worst a nuisance; for the salaried middle-class, it can be an indignity and a burden; but for the poor, it is often a tragedy.

Police Brutality

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

The police may have fallen into the pattern of routinely continuing practices left over from India's colonial days, when police were instruments of repression, but that's no excuse today.

The World's Greatest Democracy Keeps Breaking Its Own Record

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

Elections are an enduring spectacle of free India, and have provided foreign journalists with the opportunity to remind the world that India remains the world's largest democracy.

Campaign Journal from Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

The Indian National Congress party announced my nomination as its candidate for the Lok Sabh. It's a huge turn in my life and involves a further "reboot" two years after leaving the UN.