Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor is a third-term Member of the Indian Parliament and a former Chairman of Parliament’s External Affairs Committee.

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Asian Angle | Coronavirus, poverty, Pakistan: India is under siege, but not ready for war with China

‘One can only hope that both sides will ensure that while weapons may be primed, fingers are nowhere near the trigger,’ writes Shashi Tharoor.

‘One can only hope that both sides will ensure that while weapons may be primed, fingers are nowhere near the trigger,’ writes Shashi Tharoor.

10 Jul 2021 - 9:30AM
Opinion | Driving India into US arms is a risk China is willing to take

Beijing knows that with each passing year its relative economic, military and geopolitical strength is growing vis-à-vis India.

Beijing knows that with each passing year its relative economic, military and geopolitical strength is growing vis-à-vis India.

12 Nov 2020 - 6:51PM
Asian Angle | India, a coronavirus catastrophe waiting to happen?

As populous as China but far less able to cope with disaster, India has been lucky – so far.

As populous as China but far less able to cope with disaster, India has been lucky – so far.

8 Apr 2020 - 12:00AM
On Reflection | Congress can recover from election drubbing by Modi – if it looks to Kerala: Shashi Tharoor

The opposition party was relegated to a distant runner-up in the polls – but the Congress-led United Democratic Front, which secured 19 seats in Kerala, is a look at the future of the party and of India, writes Shashi Tharoor.

The opposition party was relegated to a distant runner-up in the polls – but the Congress-led United Democratic Front, which secured 19 seats in Kerala, is a look at the future of the party and of India, writes Shashi Tharoor.

2 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM
Asian Angle | From Doklam to ‘Tibet’, China-India ties are bedevilled. But we share more than a disputed border

The relationship between these giant neighbours should not be seen only through the prism of conflict

The relationship between these giant neighbours should not be seen only through the prism of conflict

9 Feb 2019 - 10:17AM
Opinion | On gay sex, India has assumed an ancient position. Read the kama sutra

The overturning of a British-era law criminalising gay sex is not India modernising – it is returning to the liberal stance shown throughout its mythology and history.

The overturning of a British-era law criminalising gay sex is not India modernising – it is returning to the liberal stance shown throughout its mythology and history.

20 Sep 2018 - 11:19AM
Asian Angle | Remembering my guru Kofi Annan: a man of rare warmth, wit and wisdom

Those who worked with him and those whose lives he touched knew the former United Nations Secretary-General possessed a rare ingredient not always found in successful men – he was a wonderful human being.

Those who worked with him and those whose lives he touched knew the former United Nations Secretary-General possessed a rare ingredient not always found in successful men – he was a wonderful human being.

24 Aug 2018 - 3:39PM
On Reflection | For LGBT Indians, time to right a British-era wrong

The prejudice against homosexuality is a legacy of colonial rule, yet its bigotry has been thoroughly internalised in India.

The prejudice against homosexuality is a legacy of colonial rule, yet its bigotry has been thoroughly internalised in India.

14 Jul 2018 - 1:33PM
Asian Angle | Did ancient Hindus surf the Web?

Many pushing for a Hindu state in India claim much of modern technology – from airplanes to plastic surgery – amounts to intellectual property theft from the faithful some 2,000 years ago.

Many pushing for a Hindu state in India claim much of modern technology – from airplanes to plastic surgery – amounts to intellectual property theft from the faithful some 2,000 years ago.

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22 Oct 2016 - 12:50PM
70 to 2: What the Rio Olympics medal tally says about China-India comparisons

The Olympics underscore every four years why the fatuous twinning of India with China that was once in vogue (with an Indian minister even coining the term “Chindia”) was always, to put it mildly, premature, writes Shashi Tharoor.
 

The Olympics underscore every four years why the fatuous twinning of India with China that was once in vogue (with an Indian minister even coining the term “Chindia”) was always, to put it mildly, premature, writes Shashi Tharoor.
 

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