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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 Strategic Power: Soft

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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 | World
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...

Corruption

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.

An Open Response to "an Open Letter to Shashi Tharoor"

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shashi Tharoor

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.

Air Farce

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shashi Tharoor

In all fairness, you don't have to be brown to be selected for extra-special attention in airports, though it helps.

How Obama Can Win the World's Trust

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shashi Tharoor

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.

Have No Fear, Things Won't be so Bad

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shashi Tharoor

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.

Importance of appearing to be earnest

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

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...

The Nation Needs Principled Youngsters

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shashi Tharoor

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.

Stop the Politics of Division

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shashi Tharoor

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."

Respect an Individual's Decision

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shashi Tharoor

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.

Hindu Fundamentals are Under Attack

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shashi Tharoor

As a believing Hindu, I am ashamed of what is being done by people claiming to be acting in the name of my faith.