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

  • India's botched tax reform

    On July 1, an eerie silence descended over many of India's teeming marketplaces. At midnight, a new national goods and services tax (GST)...
  • Trump's climate scapegoat

    By accusing India of demanding “billions and billions and billions of dollars” as a condition for its participation in the Paris climate
  • The last bastion of a profitable press

    Printed newspapers offer the added advantage of reliability, in a country [India] where internet access cannot be guaranteed all the time, owing to still-patchy electricity supplies, which cause frequent blackouts even in the capital.
  • The Dalai Lama factor in Sino-Indian relations

    Relations between India and China haven't been particularly warm in recent months.
  • Why India should scrap parliamentary democracy

    India's parliamentary system, inherited from the British, is rife with ineffiencies. By the logic of Westminster, you elect a legislature to form the executive, and when the executive does not command a secure majority in the legislative assembly, the government falls, triggering fresh elections.
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