Shashi Tharoor

The former communications head of the UN, Shashi Tharoor is currently a Member of Parliament in India
Shashi Tharoor
The former communications head of the UN, Shashi Tharoor is currently a Member of Parliament in India

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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.

2 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

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.

Congress can recover from election drubbing by Modi – if it looks to Kerala: Shashi Tharoor
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

9 Feb 2019 - 10:17AM

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

From Doklam to ‘Tibet’, China-India ties are bedevilled. But we share more than a disputed border
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.

20 Sep 2018 - 11:19AM

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.

On gay sex, India has assumed an ancient position. Read the kama sutra
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.

24 Aug 2018 - 3:39PM

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.

Remembering my guru Kofi Annan: a man of rare warmth, wit and wisdom
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.

14 Jul 2018 - 1:33PM

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

For LGBT Indians, time to right a British-era wrong
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.

21 Apr 2018 - 1:16PM

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.

Did ancient Hindus surf the Web?
Singapore and Hong Kong may be different, but there’s no debate on what the British did to India
Hong Kong, like India, needs to remember the truth about British colonialism
India or China, who invented gunpowder? Diwali’s Hindu haze and a weird debate
Imagine what China and India can do together
Does Britain owe reparations to India and other former colonies?
China did not stand in this Indian’s way for top U.N. job
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.
 

21 Aug 2016 - 1:37PM

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.
 

70 to 2: What the Rio Olympics medal tally says about China-India comparisons
Largest developing nations still face challenges getting children to school
Educating girls is the best way to make an impact worldwide
The dangers of the e-mail tsunami