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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This young lady is at @TeachForIndia ⁩ & brought three of her students to the Pune International Literary Festival so they inspired to read more — & write too! I was happy to offer them lots of encouragement

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“Animal Farm” comes to India!! Orwell should be pleased, since his “1984” got here already....

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The audience is still flocking in as @UnamPillai  & i await our discussion at the #PiLF  (Pune International LitFest) on my life& work

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My debate with @swapan55  on “NewIndia” at the @IndiaToday  Conclave in Mumbai on 20th September:

Enjoyed a vibrant interactive session with the Pune Chapter of @YPO ⁩ yesterday, ably moderated by @AbhaBakaya ⁩. Issues raised by the audience ranged from why I joined ⁦ @INCIndiato  the ruling party’s communal politics to #InclusiveIndia & Hinduism.

The @YPO  Punekars had created interesting displays of some of my quotes. Putting my thoughts & ideas into the national discourse about issues that matter is one contribution I’m happy to be able to make.

My events at the #PuneInternationalLitFest  were terrific- huge& keenly engaged audiences, sitting on the aisles& crammed into every corner, asking great questions,listening in rapt attention& applauding generously. Thanks #PILFJadoo ! Launched RagaDaSilva’s memoir #UntoldLies .

Delighted to spend Sunday morning at historic CongressBhavan in Pune addressing @INCIndia  & @ProfCong  members on InclusiveIndia &need to support us in the coming state elections. Wonderful audience& terrific enthusiasm, passion & commitment on display: don’t write us off2quickly!

At the end of my interactive session, joined members of @AIPCMaha  & @AipcPuneNorth  with @JhaSanjay  in this celebratory pic!

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What is going on in J&K? Why would leaders be arrested overnight while having done no wrong? If Kashmiris are our citizens &their leaders our partners, surely the mainstream ones must be kept on board while we act against terrorists & separatists? If we alienate them, who’s left?

No wonder the BJP is so upset today. The voters just gave them a triple talaaq.

An interesting map showing India's linguistic diversity (which still omits most of our 22,000 dialects)!

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The NamoBhakts adding "Chowkidar" to their names on , however ridiculous it appears to normal people, has proved a blessing in disguise. It identifies very easily those who nasty or vicious tweets you don't need to read, let alone take seriously,

StaffSelectionCommission's CombinedGraduateLevel (CGL) exams for Group B&C grade officer posts attract some 30 lakh candidates competing for some 8000-12000 seats. But CGL 2017 mains paper was leaked&now hard-working aspirants are protesting. GoI must act!

Infosys co-founder N.R Narayana Murthy: "If you look at what is happening in different parts of the country today, it is time that we, especially the youth, stood up to say this is not the kind of the country our forefathers had got freedom for." So true.

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