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

Indian democracy’s moment of truth

Once admired for its commitment to pluralism, India no longer stands out as a model democracy.

3w ago

India’s Hindu ‘emperor’ wants a third term

India's upcoming election sees BJP's narrative shift to Hindu identity under PM Modi, prompting opposition emphasis on economic issues

Does India have a hit list?

The attempted murder of Sikh separatist, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US citizen, in New York City, allegedly at the behest of an Indian government official in New Delhi, has cast a shadow over India’s global image.

India, Gaza, and the drift from non-alignment

For decades after independence, India’s approach to the world was shaped by its historical experience of colonialism.

India’s lunar triumph

Indians are proud of their space program, for good reason.

The US and India’s non-aligned alliance

Modi's recent visit to Washington appears to mark a new chapter in the India-US relationship.

The Modi Decade

Dissent is framed as disloyalty, with criticism of government policies labeled “anti-national.”

Crime and Punishment in Uttar Pradesh

The shortcomings of India’s criminal justice system extend far beyond Uttar Pradesh. Just last month, the 69 defendants accused of perpetrating the 2002 Naroda Gam massacre in Ahmedabad were all acquitted.

March 18, 2024
March 18, 2024

Indian democracy’s moment of truth

Once admired for its commitment to pluralism, India no longer stands out as a model democracy.

January 7, 2024
January 7, 2024

India’s Hindu ‘emperor’ wants a third term

India's upcoming election sees BJP's narrative shift to Hindu identity under PM Modi, prompting opposition emphasis on economic issues

December 7, 2023
December 7, 2023

Does India have a hit list?

The attempted murder of Sikh separatist, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US citizen, in New York City, allegedly at the behest of an Indian government official in New Delhi, has cast a shadow over India’s global image.

November 18, 2023
November 18, 2023

India, Gaza, and the drift from non-alignment

For decades after independence, India’s approach to the world was shaped by its historical experience of colonialism.

September 8, 2023
September 8, 2023

India’s lunar triumph

Indians are proud of their space program, for good reason.

July 6, 2023
July 6, 2023

The US and India’s non-aligned alliance

Modi's recent visit to Washington appears to mark a new chapter in the India-US relationship.

June 13, 2023
June 13, 2023

The Modi Decade

Dissent is framed as disloyalty, with criticism of government policies labeled “anti-national.”

May 5, 2023
May 5, 2023

Crime and Punishment in Uttar Pradesh

The shortcomings of India’s criminal justice system extend far beyond Uttar Pradesh. Just last month, the 69 defendants accused of perpetrating the 2002 Naroda Gam massacre in Ahmedabad were all acquitted.

April 11, 2023
April 11, 2023

India’s democracy in detention

What happens to Gandhi has important implications for India’s future.

March 15, 2023
March 15, 2023

Hypocrisy on Stilts in India

The BJP’s charge against Gandhi is a serious one.

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