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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A well-informed article in @ForeignAffairs  argues that the virus behind the #COVID19  pandemic is not going away, global herd immunity is unattainable, more "supervariants" are emerging; in short, we need a new strategy to combat it:

Can politics be a career devoid of principle? Politics has to be about ideas, or it’s nothing. Can a person of conviction change political parties the way a cricketer changes IPL teams? My take on the larger issues in @JitinPrasada 's defection to the BJP:

Congratulations, @JindalGlobalUNI , VC RajKumar & @MPNaveenJindal  on this recognition. Having visited & addressed JGU several times, i'm impressed by the standards you have achieved. Now the challenge is to maintain them! All the best for continued success.

A sympathetic American observer, @JonahBlank , a long-time India hand, expresses alarm over India's democracy &explains why the US, &the world, should care about it:

My letter of June 10 to Health Minister @drharshvardhan  on the need to vaccinate pregnant women, as highlighted in this report by @INDUSaction  & recommended by , & : @DCPCR  @harsh_mander  @AnuragKunduAK 

Delighted that more IT firms are looking to Thiruvananthapuram's Technopark as a suitable location for new & expanded tech activities post-pandemic: for a great environme #Move2Tvmt , available educated talent, research facilities & high quality of life!

In case you missed the news: China announced that, thanks to conservation efforts, #pandas  will no longer be classified as an endangered species. They'll be reclassified as ‘vulnerable’ instead. There are now 1,800 pandas in the wild. @PandaJay , pl take note).

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Congratulations to Navjot Singh Sidhu @sherryontopp ⁩ on his appointment as President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. An important state party organisation must move forward under a dynamic leader, in the service of inclusive and progressive values.

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For all the journalists who told me in Parliament that @AmnestyOnline ⁩ had “done a u-turn” — never base your stori @OpIndia_coms  on ⁦⁩ propaganda!

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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.

Sure, @chetan_bhagat ! It’s clear you are not sesquipedalian nor given to rodomontade. Your ideas are unembellished with tortuous convolutions & expressed without ostentation. I appreciate the limpid perspicacity of today’s column.

This prescient warning from Dr Manmohan Singh in 1999 should serve to caution the bigots in our ruling circles — and also to inspire the rest of us to work to prevent the worst!

So Hindutva bigots have called for a boycott of @TanishqJewelry ⁩ for highlighting Hindu-Muslim unity through this beautiful ad. If Hindu-Muslim “ekatvam” irks them so much, why don’t they boycott the longest surviving symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity in the world -- India?

Is this an English language examination paper or do we now have exams on ‘How to Write Propaganda’? DAV School Gopalapuram pls clarify....

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Five people on stage. Pictures of seven leaders. One man in the audience. And it’s not even Kerala! #BJPThePartyIsOver 

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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!

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

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If the government is so desperate for revenue, instead of taxing our petrol & diesel at 32 rupees a litre, couldn’t they make much more money imposing GST on the rising purchase price of MLAs?

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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