Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor is a member of Parliament from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram constituency

Our place in the world

I write these words as I begin my second (and last) week at the United Nations in New York as an Indian delegate to the General Assembly, an unfamiliar role for a former international civil servant us

Neighbourly conduct

It has been a cliché for some time now that India lives in a tough neighbourhood. The evidence for that, over the years, has been plentiful.

Gandhiji’s Truth

Even with Mahatma Gandhi’s 141st birthday looming tom­o­rrow, it may be odd for a forei­gn policy column to discuss him.

Look Delhi, go Beijing

My last column on China (Keep the powder dry, September 3) focused on the geopolitical space between our countries, but as I mentioned, there is a lot more that’s positive to talk about in our economi

Keep the powder dry

The recent controversy over China’s provocative denial of a visa to an Indian general and New Delhi’s measured but firm response to the snub is one more pointer to the unsettled nature of political re

Emergency exit?

A year from now, the United States will have reached its self-imposed deadline to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.