Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor


MP for Thiruvananthapuram. Author of 18 books. Former Minister of State,Govt.of India. Former UnderSecretaryGeneral,UnitedNations. RTs do not imply endorsement

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Newsreel footage from 56 years ago. A giant of Indian nationalism departed, leaving the nation bereft. But his legacy has marked us for all time. #RememberingNehruji  @INCIndia ⁩ @ProfCong ⁩ @INCKerala ⁩

This is a welcome development! Centre shifts stance, releases source code for #AarogyaSetu  app: Govt’s internal assessment found potential vulnerabilities in the app, called for developers to attempt to solve the concerns in a detailed technical document.

Disappointing news for desperate fisherfolk: PM's Fisheries scheme has no relief component: Though announced as part of Centre’s economic stimulus package, PMMSY contains no component of immediate relief or financial assistance for the hard-hit sector.

@HibaBeg  . It was meant to be with tongue firmly in cheek, & intended to tease my carnivorous son, who issued the tweet. My views on keeping the government out of our kitchens are well known & on the record. Lighten up folks!

I’ll be live on @instagram  at 11 am tomorrow on #SPEAK_UP_INDIA  ! Catch me then — will respond to your questions as they come in!

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Thank you to the over 2300 people who logged in to my @instagram  Live session as part of @INCIndia 's #SpeakUpIndia  campaign (&especially the 1500 or so who stayed throughout the less than 20 minutes it took!) For those who missed it,here's the recording:

Today's #LockdownStory  #65  for children from @ShobhaTharoor  : "The Fish Who Worked a Miracle " From the Jataka Tales, the Black fish's story teaches us that “true innocence relieves the suffering of many.”

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As an MP, I appeal to @PMOIndia  to divert the ₹20,000 Cr earmarked for new Parliament building & Central Vista to supplement the ₹15,000 allotted to fight #Covid19 , which is merely ₹20 Cr per district. Grand spending on buildings at this time of crisis is a postponable luxury.

I don’t know who this brilliant poet is, but “hum kagaz nahin dikhayenge” is destined to be one of the most powerful anthems of the #CAA_NRC_Protests  !

Detailed description of the benefits of the 2500-year-old Indian technique of pranayama, dressed up in 21st c. scientific language as "cardiac coherence breathing"! It's taking the West a few millennia to learn what our ancients taught us millennia ago, but hey, you're welcome...

It’s been just 9 days since we expressed national solidarity with our healthcare workers on the frontlines. Those serving us from medics to cleaners are people of all religions. This is no time to promote communalism for TRPs. Shameful to give the virus a religious identity!

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Faster Than Usain Bolt? Karnataka Man Running With Buffaloes Covers 100 Metres in Just 9.55 Seconds. I urge the Athletics Association of India to take this man under their wing & make an Olympic champion of him. Wonder how many hidden talents we have!

Will never happen in a country where the ruling party believes it has all the answers!

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Listened to the Pradhan Showman. Nothing about how to ease people’s pain, their burdens, their financial anxieties. No vision of the future or sharing the issues he is weighing in deciding about the post-lockdown. Just a feel-good moment curated by India’s Photo-Op PrimeMinister!

Very good questions by this protestor. Does the Government have any answers?

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This is no accident: the PM spoke on Ram Navami at 9 am for 9 mins, asked us to light diyas & candles on 5/4 at 9 pm for 9 mins. He is invoking all the auspicious elements Hinduism associates with number 9. Back to Ram Bharose?! #COVID19  must be more serious than we thought!

#TheGreatBJPLoot graphically illustrated

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