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

  • Is ethnic cleansing coming to India?

    Seventy-one years after the partition of India, and 47 years after the former East Pakistan became Bangladesh,
  • India's social-media lynch mobs

    Social-media platforms are often criticised for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, whose recent vilification by members and supporters of her own ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a case in point.
  • The Modi-Erdogan Parallel

    Comparisons are generally invidious, especially when they involve political leaders from different countries.
  • An assault on India's institutions

    In India's Karnataka state, the governor is favouring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government, despite an opposition coalition having won more seats in the state legislature.
  • India's Big Leaky Data

    India has no coltan or rare earths, little oil, and not enough water. What it does have is people—1.3 billion and counting. That makes