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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Let no one accuse the Modi Govt of being consistently principled! MEA on India not congratulating @KamalaHarris  for historic VP nomination: “We would not like to comment on the political process of another country.” @PMOIndia ⁩ :

Arun Shourie says to Karan Thapar that some of our judges are “carried away by their hyperbolic grandiloquence from incomprehensibility to incoherence”. Now there's a "fair & simple" statement! @pbhushan1 

As #JLFLondon  goes virtual, I'm delighted to be in conversation w/the articulate @jamescrabtree  on #Tharoorosaurus  tomorrow, 13 Sept, 1.30pm GMT, 7pm IST! All welcome to view the session on: Youtube Channel: JaipurLitFestJLF

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Superb piece by @chetan_bhagat  on all that ails our country & what we should do about it. Chetan’s great virtue is the simplicity and directness of his writing. His message is clear & I hope his fans in the government act on it.

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.

India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media & civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. Actions like this both undermine our reputation as a democracy & vitiate our soft power.

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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.

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...

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  !

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?

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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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!

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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