Rediscovering Hinduism

Why am I a Hindu? The obvious answer to this question is that it is because I was born one. Most people have little choice about the faith they grow up with: it was selected for them at birth, by the accident of geography and their parents’ cultural moorings....
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My father was an exceptional human being

Without question, my father. He was an exceptional human being, a self-made man, a hugely generous-spirited friend and mentor to many, a selfless, disciplined and dedicated professional, and a man of great heart who gave unstintingly of himself to various good...
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Sonia Gandhi, a Novice in Politics Who Mastered the Art: Tharoor

  A novelist, seeking to tell the story of Sonia Gandhi, might be forgiven for seeing a fairy-tale element in the narrative. Beautiful foreigner comes to a strange new land and marries a handsome prince. They enjoy years of bliss, until the prince is obliged,...
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They overcame differences

    AS a recent biographer of Jawaharlal Nehru, I have been somewhat disconcerted to discover that my admiration for my subject immediately prompts people to assume that I must dislike his formidable deputy, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In fact I count...
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We Have Not Proved Wholly Worthy Yet of Ambedkar’s Legacy

  As the Government and political parties trip over each other to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Bhimji Rao Ambedkar today, it would be a pity if the life of this extraordinary Indian were reduced to one issue – his championship...
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Why Shashi Tharoor’s ‘An Era Of Darkness’ should be translated into every Indian language

On my seventh birthday, my grandfather sat me down on his knee and informed me that I was a truly lucky child. I assumed the subsequent unveiling of a truly spectacular present. But there was only a long pause. He patted my head finally, and went on to explain that...
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Shashi Tharoor: The English Twitter tutor 2017 gifted us

  Here is looking back at how Shashi Tharoor’s brilliant vocabulary became the talk of the Internet, throughout the year. Amidst all the mindless scrolling and ‘haha-reacting’ on hilarious memes, if there is anybody we should be thankful to for...
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If you educate a girl, you educate a family: Tharoor

Educating girls is the single most important thing that can be done to improve the world, minister of state for human resource development Shashi Tharoor said. Educating girls is the single most important thing that can be done to improve the world, minister of...
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മോദി പറയുന്ന പോലെ മുസ്ലിം ഭരണമല്ല, ബ്രിട്ടീഷുകാരാണ് രാജ്യത്തെ നശിപ്പിച്ചത്-തരൂര്‍

തിംഫു: പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി നരേന്ദ്ര മോദിയെയും ബിജെപിയെയും കടന്നാക്രമിച്ച് കോണ്;ഗ്രസ് എംപി ശശി തരൂര്;.  ചരിത്രം ആയുധമാക്കിയുള്ള രാഷ്ട്രീയ അജണ്ടയാണ് ബിജെപി നടപ്പാക്കാന്; ശ്രമിക്കുന്നതെന്നും ശശിതരൂര്; ആരോപിച്ചു ഇന്ത്യയില്; നിലനിന്നിരുന്ന ബ്രിട്ടീഷ്...
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The Return of the Native: The extraordinary life and times of Shashi Tharoor

As politicians go, Shashi Tharoor is one of a kind. First off, he is that dreaded creature – the NRI. The NRI has always been a creature viewed with suspicion in India. In his book India: From Midnight to the Millennium, Tharoor had joked that real debate was...
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I call on SC members to vote for India’s candidate

As the @UN Security Council (SC) & General Assembly (GA) vote to choose a judge for the International Court Of Justice (#ICJ) between Indian& UK candidates, the legitimacy & effectiveness of the UN are at stake. The voice of the GA has been ignored...
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The inside Story of How I Lost the Race for the UN Secretary-General’s Job in 2006

THE NEWS THAT the United Nations Security Council has elected the world body’s ninth Secretary-General, the former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres, has put an end to the mounting anxiety around the globe about the risks of a protracted standoff....
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The NDTV Dialogues With Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, spoke to NDTV’s Sonia Singh on his new book, ‘Why I Am A Hindu’. He has been trolled for years for being anti-Hindu, Mr Tharoor said during the interview. He also shared his observation on...
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“Modi’s lack of knowledge on Sardar Patel, History matter of big concern” says Shashi Tharoor

    What do you think about Narendra Modi’s and BJP’s attempts to lay claim to the legacy of Sardar Patel? Modi is trying to redefine a certain standing that the BJP historically lacks. The BJP traces its origin to leaders who were not particularly...
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Dr. Shashi Tharoor Interview in Leaders EDGE

Doctor Shashi Tharoor’s Interview in Leaders EDGE in Malayalam Langauge
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The Enigma Called Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor could well be described as one of the most remarkable outliers of modern day India. A scintillating personality, an author par excellence, a thinker well ahead of his time, a historian of considerable rigour, in short, a man for all seasons. He is...
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“The Younger Generation is Pivotal to Discarding Section 377”- An Interview with Dr. Shashi Tharoor

The LGBT community in India has had its share of legal battle. The community is still fighting to amend Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. This law is not only against our Fundamental Rights but is extremely inhumane as well.  I have been a supporter of the...
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Shashi Tharoor’s Oxford Union Speech Against Colonial Britain

Madam President and gentlemen, ladies of the house I standing here with eight minutes in my hands in this venerable and rather magnificent institution, I was going to assure you that I belong to the Henry VIII School of public speaking – that as Henry VIII...
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The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill

The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill, 2015 By Dr. ShashiTharoor   Thank you, Madam Speaker. None of us disagrees, obviously, that black money is a serious problem. My Party has made it very clear that we would support any...
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Response to the Union Budget 2014 by Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Response to the Union Budget 2014 by Dr. Shashi Tharoor Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 16th July, 2014   I would like to join my hon. colleagues in congratulating the Finance Minister on his Budget speech — the...
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Launch of Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Balighan Ministry of HRD Remarks by Dr. Shashi Tharoor Hon�ble Minister of State for HRD

Launch of Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Balighan Ministry of HRD Remarks by Dr. Shashi Tharoor Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD New Delhi, 18th February, 2014   Shri R. Bhattacharya, Secretary (SE & L), Shri Jagmohan Singh Raju, JS (AE)& DG (NLMA) who works...
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International Conference on Literacy through Literature – Keynote Address by Dr. Shashi Tharoor

International Conference on Literacy through Literature Keynote Address by Dr. Shashi Tharoor Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD New Delhi, 7th February 2014   Ms. Nilima Sinha, Ms. Manorama Jafa, distinguished ladies on the podium and in the audience,...
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India Water Forum

Special Address by Dr. Shashi Tharoor Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development New Delhi, 28th October, 2013 Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Shri Harish Rawat, Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Dr....
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Dr. Shashi Tharoor on A Well Educated Mind Vs a Well Formed Mind (Full Transcript)

I’m here to talk to you about Indian education, higher education in particular. But I’m actually going to start with demography. How many of you here are under 35? Okay, that seems pretty representative of the country; 65% of India is under 35. How many of you...
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Why nations should pursue soft power

  As an Indian, and now as a politician and a government minister, I’ve become rather concerned about the hype we’re hearing about our own country, all this talk about India becoming a world leader, even the next superpower. In fact, the...
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Why Shashi Tharoor’s ‘An Era Of Darkness’ should be translated into every Indian language

On my seventh birthday, my grandfather sat me down on his knee and informed me that I was a truly lucky child. I assumed the subsequent unveiling of a truly spectacular present. But there was only a long pause. He patted my head finally, and went on to explain that...
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Why Shashi Tharoor’s ‘An Era Of Darkness’ should be translated into every Indian language

On my seventh birthday, my grandfather sat me down on his knee and informed me that I was a truly lucky child. I assumed the subsequent unveiling of a truly spectacular present. But there was only a long pause. He patted my head finally, and went on to explain that...
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Why Shashi Tharoor’s ‘An Era Of Darkness’ should be translated into every Indian language

On my seventh birthday, my grandfather sat me down on his knee and informed me that I was a truly lucky child. I assumed the subsequent unveiling of a truly spectacular present. But there was only a long pause. He patted my head finally, and went on to explain that...
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Shashi Tharoor’s book ‘An Era of Darkness’ is robust nationalist polemic

The lustre of globalization is ebbing, nationalism and patriotism are scorchingly fashionable. Patriotism was once described as the last refuge of scoundrels and nationalism was once seen as a violent ideology that fuelled two world wars. But today after Brexit...
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‘An Era Of Darkness’: Shashi Tharoor’s Book On The Raj Invokes The Dark Forces Of Today

There couldn’t have been a more apt time for a book like An Era of Darkness to be written. Just as judges look at past precedents to arrive at a conclusion on a present case, we needed a book that tells us in no uncertain terms about our past darkness,...
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I call on SC members to vote for India’s candidate

As the @UN Security Council (SC) & General Assembly (GA) vote to choose a judge for the International Court Of Justice (#ICJ) between Indian& UK candidates, the legitimacy & effectiveness of the UN are at stake. The voice of the GA has been ignored...
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BJP biggest gainer of demonetisation

Lok Sabha MP and former union minister Shashi Tharoor slammed the BJP for the demonetisation and GST exercises which eventually pushed the country’s economy to a low.  The BJP might have been the biggest gainer through demonetisation for being able to pump in...
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Rulers redefining nationalism in sectarian terms

The idea of India, symbolised by its commitment to inclusivity, pluralism, and secularism stands fundamentally contested by a ruling dispensation that has sought to redefine nationalism in sectarian terms, Shashi Tharoor, MP, has said. He was delivering the...
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BJP is distorting history

KOZHIKODE: The BJP is trying to dictate nationalism, lashed out Congress MP Shashi Tharoor while delivering a lecture on “Redefining nationalism” at the first E Ahamed Memorial lecture, here on Saturday. There are attempts to mandate nationalism than...
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Political climate hostile, need to work together: Shashi Tharoor

  The climate was “mutually hostile” but some matters like foreign policy were above political rivalry with most parties largely on the same side, Congress leader and author Shashi Tharoor said here today. Tharoor was speaking at a session...
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