The Rediscovery Project

The Rediscovery Project

An exptriate, a frequent visitor and the Member of Parliament from the city talks about his dicoveries of Thiruvnanthapuram.     How does one honestly write about a place one represents in parliament? I am the MP from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of...
The ideas of India

The ideas of India

Our pluralism enables us to be many things and still be Indians. But with the ideals being challenged in the streets of Srinagar and the jungles of Chhattisgarh, we need to stay true to our founding values, writes Shashi Tharoor.   Another Independence Day is...
Rediscovering Hinduism

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. A...
My father was an exceptional human  being

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 causes....