Shashi Tharoor | The Daily Star
  • Shashi Tharoor

    Former UN under-secretary-general, member of India's parliament for the Congress party and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs

  • The Modi-Erdogan Parallel

    Comparisons are generally invidious, especially when they involve political leaders from different countries.
  • An assault on India's institutions

    In India's Karnataka state, the governor is favouring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government, despite an opposition coalition having won more seats in the state legislature.
  • India's Big Leaky Data

    India has no coltan or rare earths, little oil, and not enough water. What it does have is people—1.3 billion and counting. That makes
  • Beyond the smoke and mirror

    "History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn't have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of the 20th century, yet is the only one, unlike Hitler and Stalin, to have escaped historical odium in the West. He has been crowned with a Nobel Prize (for literature, no less), and now, an actor portraying him (Gary Oldman) has been awarded an Oscar.
  • India's lost fisherfolk

    Last month, a devastating cyclone swept the southern tip of India, causing immense damage to parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Lakshadweep.
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