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...
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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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let me add with a heavy heart how much I deplore both the content and tone of your letter. It is tragic that actions such as yours ensure that politics overrides the genuine needs of the people.
In all fairness, you don't have to be brown to be selected for extra-special attention in airports, though it helps.
America has no need to act as if it has nothing to teach the rest of the world. The best way to do so is to revive America's finest traditions.
It's clear that Obama is more knowledgeable about India than any previous American president. But there are those who argue that Obama would not be "good for India" in the way Bush has.
Note from the contributor: Shashi Tharoor's latest column in the Times of India (November 2, 2008) explains the US elections to Indian readers and he...
My generation grew up in an India where a vast gulf separated those who went into the professions or the civil services, and those who entered politics.
The important debate is not about conversions, but between the unifiers and the dividers -- between those who think all Indians are "us," and those who think that Indians can be divided into "us" and "them."
Let each religion do its thing, and let each Indian be free to choose. Conversion should be an issue of individual conscience and not mass delusion.
As a believing Hindu, I am ashamed of what is being done by people claiming to be acting in the name of my faith.
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