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The Complete Covid Chargesheet

The Complete Covid Chargesheet

May 13, 2021

Shashi Tharoor reads it out, point by point. The long list of missteps, gross errors of judgement, and active sins of commission—from the first lockdown to the present catastrophe.

The Assertion Of Hindi

The Assertion Of Hindi

Oct 28, 2020

The threat of Hindi imposition, the failed three-language formula, a perceived, deeper design and a likely solution

Empirically Imperial

Empirically Imperial

Oct 16, 2019

Dalrymple marshals facts masterfully to detail how the British—scheming, suborning, menacing—swooped down on a chaotic India and carved out an empire

Arun Jaitley: Everyone’s Favourite BJP Man

Arun Jaitley: Everyone’s Favourite BJP Man

Aug 29, 2019

A fine public servant, a minister of rare distinction, a Delhi insider

Shashi Tharoor Pens Tribute, Says Arun Jaitley Was Every Non-BJP Person’s Favourite BJP Person

Shashi Tharoor Pens Tribute, Says Arun Jaitley Was Every Non-BJP Person’s Favourite BJP Person

Aug 25, 2019

With Arun Jaitley's passing, the nation has lost a fine public servant, a minister of rare distinction and a man whose interventions—whether in speeches or blogs—made significant contributions to the national discourse, writes Shashi Tharoor.

Sonia Gandhi: Legend Of The Renunciate | By Shashi Tharoor

Sonia Gandhi: Legend Of The Renunciate | By Shashi Tharoor

Aug 08, 2018

Sonia Gandhi’s story is extraordinary on every level. Fairytales do no justice, writes Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

Chronicles Of The Colonial Loot

Chronicles Of The Colonial Loot

Oct 20, 2016

Railways only served the ends of imperial loot and barefaced racism

The Twitter  Revolution

The Twitter Revolution

Oct 07, 2016

The world of 140 characters has captured the imagination of millions, including politicians, in India

We Asked Them For Stories

We Asked Them For Stories

Oct 24, 2015

You will, woncha? By mid-October? While the goddess is straw still?.... Oh, but to count the bellows of the beast!

Pure Silence, Like A Solitary Petal

Pure Silence, Like A Solitary Petal

May 29, 2015

Sudeep Sen traverses in this new compendium a range of poetic influences, cultures and concerns, yet retains a consistency of style and sensibility

Trying To Discover India

Trying To Discover India

Nov 28, 2014

Setting sail with Christophorus Columbus, on his grand quest for magnificent El Indio, is a Malayali

Our Key Collaborations

Our Key Collaborations

Sep 27, 2013

Some connections are much closer than others. This is one such.

The Arriving Millions

The Arriving Millions

Apr 26, 2013

Multitudes have to be connected to modernity for our great leap forward

Tulsi Heals Everything

Tulsi Heals Everything

Jul 14, 2012

In this extract from his book, Shashi Tharoor talks of India’s need to leverage its soft power in pursuit of its global strategy

A Mushroom-Shaped Doubt

A Mushroom-Shaped Doubt

Jun 22, 2012

India’s nuclear management is hopelessly addle-brained. Koithara shows up the cracks and ways to repair them.

Behold A Phenomenon: Loving, Living, Scheming In Young India

Behold A Phenomenon: Loving, Living, Scheming In Young India

Nov 11, 2011

A tale of innocence, greed, guile and idealism told in awkward English rings vividly true. Bhagat’s novel will be read by lakhs; that’s his claim to serious consideration.

Welcome To Garden East, A Theatre Of Absurdities

Welcome To Garden East, A Theatre Of Absurdities

Sep 09, 2011

A satire on the iniquities and inequalities of Pakistan empathises with its characters, but weakens at the end

View From The Eastern Slope

View From The Eastern Slope

Jun 10, 2011

A timely study of India’s foreign policy: exhaustive, empathetic yet critical of a lack of strategic vision

Rhodes, O’Reilly, Murali...

Rhodes, O’Reilly, Murali...

Apr 08, 2011

A brilliant first novel on cricket in Lanka is quirky and profound. It also revives the metaphor of sport as life.

What The Brook Saw: A Need For Pathetic Fallacy

What The Brook Saw: A Need For Pathetic Fallacy

Feb 26, 2011

This fluent first novel set in trouble-torn Kashmir impresses with its mature prose, but in its one-sided imagining of recent history and political reality comes close to being agitprop

From Wagah To Attari, Only 22 Yards

From Wagah To Attari, Only 22 Yards

Feb 12, 2011

Intense cricketing rivalry can make for good matches. But India and Pakistan paint it over with politics.

A Paradox And A Visionary

A Paradox And A Visionary

Dec 11, 2010

Nayantara Sahgal’s biography of Nehru is uncritical, yet thought-provoking and fresh

What The Hack!

What The Hack!

Oct 23, 2010

The media would do well to heed political and world events than affaires d’amour

'My Conscience Is Clear'

'My Conscience Is Clear'

Apr 20, 2010

'I have done nothing improper or unethical, let alone illegal. Nonetheless, in view of the ongoing political controversy, I have no desire to be an embarrassment to the Government'

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