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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“If the apocalypse had a @image , it would be that of the hospitals of India.” Brilliant, searing piece by @RanaAyyub  on our current Covid crisis:

Communist leader &rebel KR Gouri, who parted from the CPM in 1994 & even joined the INC-led UDF for a decade, passed away today at 102 years of age. An iconic figure of Kerala Left politics & architect of land reform, a towering female leader has gone:

The medical college students who first did this (&were attacked because one of them was Muslim) have started a wonderful viral trend in solidarity. Kerala will always remain a place where all religions coexist. The communal virus will not be allowed to spread in our state.

A Tale of Four Time Magazine Covers. What a sad narrative arc.

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To modify an earlier line of mine, it is better to be a cow than a human being in UP. CM "Yogi" is setting up help desks to protect cows while #Covid  rages:

It’s sad to see HealthMinister @drharshvardhan ⁩ occupy an alternative reality while the nation gasps for breath &the world sees Indians suffering. Can one imagine Dr Fauci celebrating SMSs, promoting faux medicines& endorsing unproven therapies?No one believes our figures.

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SMS delivered as an Indication of success in fighting #Covid ?

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Would love to see that explanation! The nation wants to know....

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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!

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...

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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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?

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  !

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!

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