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Shashi Tharoor


Shashi Tharoor, a former UN under-secretary-general and former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, is an MP for the Indian National Congress.

For decades after independence, India’s approach to the world was shaped by its historical experience of colonialism. But, as the Israel-Hamas war has shown, the “non-aligned” stance this produced may not be as unassailable as it once seemed.

14 November, 2023

Over the last seven years in India, the persecution of Muslims has been gradually normalized, and Indians have become increasingly inured to it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party are entirely to blame, writes Shashi Tharoor.

11 November, 2021

Throughout the duration of the US presence in Afghanistan, India had been able to slowly consolidate its influence in the region. Now with the Taliban re-establishing control, India's fears of Pakistan and China have returned, Shashi Tharoor writes.

05 October, 2021

Comment: The compromises Suu Kyi made with her uniformed political partners and defended so staunchly, have now cost Myanmar its fragile democracy, writes Shashi Tharoor.

12 February, 2021

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, writes Shashi Tharoor.

21 January, 2021

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens India's pluralist and liberal democracy, writes Shashi Tharoor.

11 December, 2020

Comment: Covid-19 was an opportunity for UN multilateralism to shine. Instead it reveled the disturbing fragility of the UN's founding principle, writes Shashi Tharoor.

06 October, 2020