Shashi Tharoor

AWAKENING INDIA

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

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

India’s Smart Vaccine Diplomacy

As countries scramble to secure Covid-19 vaccines, ugly expressions like “vaccine race” and “vaccine nationalism” have entered the global lexicon.

February 10, 2021
February 10, 2021

After Myanmar’s coup

Until recently, the last time Myanmar’s military supervised a general election whose outcome it didn’t like was back in 1990.

January 16, 2021
January 16, 2021

Narendra Modi’s Potemkin Democracy

Indian legislators woke up in the new year to two realisations. First, the annual winter session of parliament, from which they should just have been emerging, had not taken place at all. And,...

September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020

India’s Silenced Parliament

After a nearly six-month hiatus, the Indian parliament will reconvene in mid-September at a time of deepening national crisis. But I fear that it may be unable to hold the country’s failing...

August 13, 2020
August 13, 2020

Whose India?

As India prepares to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of its independence on August 15, a growing number of Indians are coming to believe that the battle to preserve the essence of the country born...

July 28, 2020
July 28, 2020

India’s China strategy is changing

After last month’s clash in the Ladakh region’s Galwan Valley killed 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese troops, the two countries are settling in for a prolonged standoff on their...

May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020

The Kerala Model

As India’s 1.3 billion people struggle to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the country’s 28 states stands head and shoulders above the rest.

March 15, 2020
March 15, 2020

Remembering the Forgotten Gandhi

March 12 marked the 90th anniversary of one of the most momentous events in India’s nationalist struggle: the start of the Dandi March,

February 19, 2020
February 19, 2020

Pariah India

After India launched far-reaching economic reforms in 1991, its stature in the world rose steadily.

January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020

What Happened to India?

It’s a question I hear increasingly these days. International news media report on repression in Kashmir, mounting Hindu chauvinism, widespread protests against new laws, assaults on women, and more.