Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor said : “Sanjiv’s case is a reflection of the grim times that we live in, where constitutional values and fundamental privileges that have been granted by the constitution to all Indians appear in many cases to be diluted and in many cases perhaps even supplanted by illiberal forces,” “All Indians with a conscience like Sanjiv Bhatt’s must stand up and fight back against such challenges that threaten to undermine the very foundation of our republic,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : "We all expect it won't, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed," External link

startribune Monday, January 18, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “We all expect it won’t, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed,” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, January 18, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “We all expect it won’t, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed,” External link

680news Monday, January 18, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “We all expect it won’t, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 18, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Reports say China has built a village on the border, in Arunachal (as it has in Bhutan): Would our PM be invited to do yet another Zoom inauguration for this new border infrastructure project?” External link

Hindu Monday, January 18, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told ( about Donald Trump ) : "I don't believe it should have any implication for our bilateral relations with the US but it's a sobering reminder. Prime Minister expressing concern was a good sign, it showed that he and government are distancing themselves from those who believe 'iss baar bhi Trump sarkar'," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “Unfortunately, there are some Indians with the same mentality as that Trumpist mob, who enjoy using the flag as a weapon rather than a badge of pride, & denounce all who disagree with them as anti-nationals & traitors. That flag there is a warning to all of us” External link

financialexpress Friday, January 8, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor replied : "Unfortunately, @varungandhi80 , there are some Indians with the same mentality as that Trumpist mob, who enjoy using the flag as a weapon rather than a badge of pride, & denounce all who disagree with them as anti-nationals & traitors. That flag there is a warning to all of us" External link

ibtimes-in Friday, January 8, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor estime : “L’utilisation du Covaxin devrait être évitée tant que les essais cliniques ne sont pas terminés” External link

courrierinternational Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told : “I don’t believe it should’ve any implications for our bilateral relations with the US but it’s a sobering reminder. PM expressing concern was a good sign, it showed that he and the Govt are distancing themselves from those who believe ‘iss baar bhi Trump sarkar’,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Now that @BorisJohnson’s visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don’t have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : "Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?" External link

outlookindia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?” External link

thehindu Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : "Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : "Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?" External link

economictimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “In other words, those Indians who would be administered Covaxin would, in effect, be volunteers for the required third stage clinical trial - without the mandatory ‘informed consent’. This is, to put it mildly, highly unusual. It is also ethically dubious,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “While we all applaud that sweepers are paid well, studying long & hard for the higher degrees required by an Assistant Professor earns her a lower salary,” External link

expressindia Monday, January 4, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The Covaxin has not yet had Phase 3 trials. Approval was premature and could be dangerous. @drharshvardhan should please clarify. Its use should be avoided till full trials are over. India can start with the AstraZeneca vaccine in the meantime,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told : "The stand of the party is well-known. We want the government to atone for their complete lack of consultation with the farmers before passing these bills by making a serious effort to address their concerns," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told : "The stand of the party is well-known. We want the government to atone for their complete lack of consultation with the farmers before passing these bills by making a serious effort to address their concerns," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor added : “The winter session should have taken place normally by the 3rd week of November,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor added : "The winter session should have taken place normally by the 3rd week of November," External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The classic instance is that of the migrant workers’ situation. For middle-class India, these are people they have associated with on a day-to-day basis, like domestic workers, vendors and factory workers…when suddenly the lockdown happened, these people…started their long trudge back to the villages they had come from. The entire nation’s imagination was seized with the realisation that these fellow citizens of ours were suffering…but their suffering was a reminder to us of our shared obligations to them. It is the response of many that shows that there is a capacity to experience and feel sorrow within the parameters of our national Indian Identity,” External link

expressindia Friday, December 11, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “So the 2nd campus of Thiruvananthapuram's RGCB is to be named 'Shri Guruji Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar National Centre for Complex Disease in Cancer and Viral Infection!' What is MSG's contribution to science other than promoting the disease of communalism?” External link

newindianexpress Monday, December 7, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “As for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s contribution, he inspired scientific innovation and allocated funds for it. Are there no BJP icons who’ve at least tried to do the same thing? Must the government of India memorialise a bigoted Hitler-admirer who in a 1966 speech to the VHP asserted the supremacy of religion over science,” External link

india Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote ( about Commission ) : "Though I’ve never consumed cannabis myself, I was attacked for a policy recommendation to legalise it 2 years ago. Now, even as the NCB arrests Bollywood stars for cannabis possession, India has joined a majority in the United Nations Drugs Commission to delist it as a dangerous drug. Ah well!," External link

news18 Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “It is clear he was playing to his own domestic constituency, as most democratic politicians do. But had Trudeau addressed a domestic audience of Canadian Punjabis, and stated that as their PM he understood their concerns, the government of India could not have objected,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Any government can undo the doings of the previous government,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 30, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor added ( about Bharat Mata ) : “I have no problem saying Bharat Mata ki Jai. However, I respect a fellow Muslim whose religion does not allow him to visualise his country as a goddess. He has the right to remain silent. But the Hindutva leaders won’t let him be silent,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 30, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor added : "do Britain an awful lot of good in the eyes of the world and particularly of the brown and Black world," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "A formidable political figure, a man of profound intelligence & prodigious memory. His extraordinary range of knowledge, considerable understanding & sharp instincts made him 'Mr Politics' to many in @incIndia. A shattering loss for secular politics," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "A formidable political figure, a man of profound intelligence & prodigious memory. His extraordinary range of knowledge, considerable understanding & sharp instincts made him 'Mr Politics' to many in @incIndia. A shattering loss for secular politics," External link

news18 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “The law responds to several cases of offensive tweets/posts/comments abusing & threatening women, but it is so loosely drafted that it could also be used against political opponents, journalists & critics,” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “The law responds to several cases of offensive tweets/posts/comments abusing & threatening women, but it is so loosely drafted that it could also be used against political opponents, journalists & critics,” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Dear @M_Lekhi, as far as I am aware, your committee was formed for consultations on the Data Protection Bill and its mandate is to report on the statutory provisions continued in the draft bill. Could you clarify if you have taken on additional responsibilities and on whose authority?” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 20, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote ( about Barack Obama ) : “I have got hold of an advance copy of @BarackObama’s #APromisedLand & though i haven’t read every page, I did read every bit on India flagged in the Index. Big news: There isn’t much. Bigger news: in 902 pages, @narendramodi is not mentioned by name at all,” External link

india Monday, November 16, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Ahmed Patel ) : "An extraordinary figure in Indian politics, Ahmed Patel, battles for his health. I have long been an admirer of his exceptional qualities and wish him a speedy and complete recovery. He has pulled off many great victories; praying that this will be one more!" External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about British ) : “Yet they were destined to remain largely unknown once the war was over: neglected by the British, for whom they fought, and ignored by their own country, since they were fighting a colonial war. History had orphaned them. This film is a valuable contribution to their overdue rehabilitation,” External link

news18 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "It’s not a small thing to remember and repeat the word," External link

mid-day Friday, November 6, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “It’s not a small thing to remember and repeat the word. Everyone wouldn't be able to do it. She has memory power. She has the concentration. My advice is: learn such long words which you can make use of,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “It’s not a small thing to remember and repeat the word. Everyone wouldn't be able to do it. She has memory power. She has the concentration. My advice is: learn such long words which you can make use of,” External link

news18 Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Trump has not been ideal for India. I mean look at his stand on trade and tariffs, immigrant and work visas, even on environmental policies,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor writes : "And yet, in the more than seven decades since we became free, democracy has failed to unify us as a people or create an undivided political community. Instead, we have become more conscious than ever of what divides us: religion, region, caste, language, ethnicity. The political system has become looser and more fragmented. Politicians mobilize support along ever-narrower lines of political identity. It has become more important to be a ‘backward caste’, a ‘tribal’, or a religious chauvinist, than to be an Indian; and to some it is more important to be a ‘proud’ Hindu than to be an Indian," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor writes : "For, as I have often argued, we are all minorities in India. A typical Indian stepping off a train, say, a Hindi-speaking Hindu male from the Gangetic plain state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), might cherish the illusion that he represents the ‘majority community’, to use an expression much favoured by the less industrious of our journalists. But he, literally, does not. As a Hindi-speaking Hindu he belongs to the faith adhered to by some 80 per cent of the population, but a majority of the country does not speak Hindi; a majority does not hail from Uttar Pradesh; and if he were visiting, say, Kerala, he would discover that a majority there is not even male. Even more tellingly, our archetypal UP Hindi-speaking Hindu has only to mingle with the polyglot, multihued crowds thronging any of India’s major railway stations to realize how much of a minority he really is. Even his Hinduism is no guarantee of majority-hood, because his caste automatically places him in a minority as well: if he is a Brahmin, 90 percent of his fellow Indians are not; if he is a Yadav, a ‘backward class’, 85 percent of Indians are not, and so on. Or take language. As I have stated earlier, the Constitution of India recognizes twenty-two today—our rupee notes proclaim their value in fifteen languages—but, in fact, there are twenty-three major Indian languages (if you include English), and thirty-five which are spoken by more than a million people (and these are languages, with their own scripts, grammatical structures, and cultural assumptions, not just dialects—if we were to count dialects, there are more than 20,000). Each of the native speakers of these languages is in a linguistic minority, for none enjoys majority status in India. Thanks in part to the popularity of Bombay’s Hindi cinema, Hindi is understood, if not always well spoken, by about half the population of India, but it is in no sense the language of the majority; indeed, its locutions, gender rules, and script are unfamiliar to most Indians in the South or Northeast. Ethnicity further complicates the notion of a majority community. Most of the time, an Indian’s name immediately reveals where he is from, and what his mother tongue is; when we introduce ourselves, we are advertising our origins. Despite some intermarriage at the elite levels in the cities, Indians still largely remain endogamous, and a Bengali is easily distinguished from a Punjabi. The difference this reflects is often more apparent than the elements of commonality. A Karnataka Brahmin shares his Hindu faith with a Bihari Kurmi, but feels little identity with him in respect of appearance, dress, customs, tastes, language, or political objectives. At the same time, a Tamil Hindu would feel that he has far more in common with a Tamil Christian or Muslim than with, say, a Haryanvi Jat with whom he formally shares a religion. Why do I harp on these differences? Only to make the point that Indian nationalism is a rare animal indeed. This land imposes no narrow conformities on its citizens: you can be many things and one thing. You can be a good Muslim, a good Keralite, and a good Indian all at once" External link

news18 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The ruling dispensation may well try to do that: there is certainly a concerted effort to erode secularism and replace it with a sectarian way of being that offers no place to religious minorities in Indian society,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The ruling dispensation may well try to do that: there is certainly a concerted effort to erode secularism and replace it with a sectarian way of being that offers no place to religious minorities in Indian society,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “I am still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for. For expecting the government to keep our soldiers safe? For rallying around the flag rather than politicising a national tragedy? For expressing condolences to the families of our martyrs?” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “I am still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for. For expecting the government to keep our soldiers safe? For rallying around the flag rather than politicising a national tragedy? For expressing condolences to the families of our martyrs?” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for…” “I am still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for. For expecting the government to keep our soldiers safe? For rallying around the flag rather than politicising a national tragedy? For expressing condolences to the families of our martyrs?” External link

india Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "Our critics see the Congress party's distinction between Hinduism and Hindutva as specious. They reject its leaders' arguments that the Hinduism respected by Congress leaders is inclusive and non-judgemental, whereas Hindutva is a political doctrine based on exclusion," External link

news18 Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told ( about Sonia Gandhi ) : "I certainly believe we should be clear about our leadership going forward. I welcomed Sonia ji's appointment as interim president last year, but I do believe it's unfair to her to expect her to carry this burden indefinitely," External link

news18 Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "But if he does not, we have to take action. My own personal view, which as you know I have been advocating for some time now, is that elections to the CWC (Congress Working Committee) and for the post of president would certainly have a number of beneficial outcomes for the party," External link

news18 Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for…” External link

india Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "What is bizarre about the media drama over my remarks is that no one who was giving airtime to multiple BJP voices, frothing at the mouth about my words, actually asked them one simple question: 'Is the BJP giving up its dream of a Hindu rashtra?'" External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor writes : "With its penchant for shock-and-awe, the government pushed through Parliament legislation that fast-tracks citizenship for people fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh -- provided they are not Muslim. By excluding members of just one community, the new law is antithetical to India's secular and pluralist traditions," "The religious bigotry that partitioned the country with the founding of Pakistan has now been mirrored in pluralist India. As I told my fellow parliamentarians, that was a partition in the Indian soil; this is now a partition in the Indian soul," External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor says : “In the event of a Biden victory, it’s clear India won’t be overlooked, let alone forgotten, in an administration of which Kamala Harris is a senior member,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor says ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I believe the US’s South Asia policy has evolved definitively the way it has and there is bipartisan consensus in both capitals that underpin it, not to mention the influence of the significant Indian diaspora in the US, which will ensure India’s continued salience in Washington. While I do expect course correction on global issues like multilateralism (I expect Biden to reverse Trump’s decision to pull the US out of WHO, for instance) I do not expect much change in US-India relations” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor says : “Mr Trump has not always been ideal for India -- his stands on trade and tariffs, and on India’s environmental policies, could hardly have been welcome in New Delhi -- but he has been uncritical of Mr Modi’s domestic politics, and his divisive Hindutva agenda” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : "The tears in your eyes, the blisters on your feet. Do you remember everything? The ones who are voting today," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “The tears in your eyes, the blisters on your feet. Do you remember everything? The ones who are voting today,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor says : "Indian English is a living, practical language used by millions everyday for practical purposes," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “India-US relationship has reached a level where whether it’s Republican or Democratic administration in the US, or whether it’s BJP or Congress government in India, both countries will give extraordinary importance to the relations for two obvious reasons which include we have absolute geopolitical compatibility there are no major issues in which our interests are opposite and of course the secondary is a fact that as long as we both are functional democracies we have an interest in ensuring up each other in our respective roles” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 23, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Get well soon sir ! Kapil Dev!” External link

india Friday, October 23, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “rather than us demanding it as we are doing it now,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Which is why we need both economic growth and prosperity on the one hand, which has gone down the tubes in the last few years, and we also need moral authority if we want to be a rule contributor,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "rather than us demanding it as we are doing it now" External link

economictimes Friday, October 23, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Which is why we need both economic growth and prosperity on the one hand, which has gone down the tubes in the last few years, and we also need moral authority if we want to be a rule contributor," External link

economictimes Friday, October 23, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "rather than us demanding it as we are doing it now" External link

news18 Friday, October 23, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Which is why we need both economic growth and prosperity on the one hand, which has gone down the tubes in the last few years, and we also need moral authority if we want to be a rule contributor," External link

news18 Friday, October 23, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 23, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The charges seem to be preposterous,” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "The charges seem to be preposterous," External link

msn-uk Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "The charges seem to me to be preposterous. I call upon the government to be fair and release Swamy," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Why is our government taking such steps, or why is our society is in the process of taking steps that is guaranteeing our own failure?” External link

modernghana Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Why is our government taking such steps, or why is our society is in the process of taking steps that is guaranteeing our own failure?” External link

rfi-en Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Can they find the moral courage to be like Parle?" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “fund the toxicity, the hatred and bigotry, which our news channels spew 24×7,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 19, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Should such reputable companies be financing hate through ads on Repulsive TV? Raymonds, Muthoot Group, Jio, Max Bupa, Kent, Air India, Star Health Insurance, Nissan, Dabur, Mahindra, Amazon, Samsung, Sony, Maruti, Nerolac, Toyota. Can they find the moral courage to be like Parle?" External link

news18 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Varavara Rao ) : “We have 11 individuals in pre-trial detention only for things they have said… none of them has been accused of violence… but only for the things they have written. From the 83-year-old priest Stan Swamy to Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Varavara Rao and Anand Teltumbde… merely for their words as not one has been accused of throwing a stone, hitting a person or possessing a gun. So, how will the pen stand up to the sword if the sword is wielded with the authority of today’s government,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “We have seen the rise of political tendencies and also deal in absolutes, that have exclusion rather than inclusion as their theme… they talk about everyone conforming to a unified vision, worshipping a certain faith in a certain way, speaking a certain language, sharing certain cultural assumptions, thinking of history in sort of a monolithic way, all of this an antithesis of what you would consider a liberal attitude,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "There's an extraordinarily striking metaphor expressed by an unnamed RSS source to a journalist, who expressed their frustration to curb Modi - 'Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a Shivling'. You can't remove him with your hand and you cannot hit it with a 'chappal' (slipper) either," External link

mid-day Friday, October 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “If Hindu-Muslim ‘ekatvam’ irks them so much, why don’t they boycott the longest surviving symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity in the world, India?” External link

jckonline Friday, October 16, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : "If Hindu-Muslim 'ekatvam' irks them so much, why don't they boycott the longest surviving symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity - India?" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Its capitulation points to the pervasive atmosphere of fear and intimidation that some have unleashed in the country,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Its capitulation points to the pervasive atmosphere of fear and intimidation that some have unleashed in the country," External link

4-traders Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : "If Hindu-Muslim 'ekatvam' irks them so much, why don't they boycott the longest surviving symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity - India?" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. Actions like this both undermine our reputation as a democracy and vitiate our soft power” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. Actions like this both undermine our reputation as a democracy and vitiate our soft power” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. " External link

heart Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. Actions like this both undermine our reputation as a democracy and vitiate our soft power” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. " External link

skynews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Daily ) : "Even though people of this country were given three days` notice before locking down for a mere 17-hour Janata Curfew on a Sunday when most individuals spend a lot of time at home anyway. A trial for a longer national lockdown what followed was horrific," "The Prime Minister in his address to residents of his constituency likened the disaster he had unleashed upon the nation to Kurukshetra. He said that Mahabharat took 18 days before victory was earned and tackling the COVID-19 will take 21 days. 180 days have passed, our national caseload is the second largest in the world and heading for number 1. Daily cases have nearly reached a lakh. The economy is in tatters having suffered a contraction far more severe than any other country," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "I urge this government to become more transparent in its functioning, to gather and release data to experts where required, to consult with all stakeholders before acting and ultimately to take this nation into confidence -- because it is losing confidence in you," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “We have the worst of both worlds. We have neither managed to limit the spread of the virus nor have we managed to keep the economy afloat. GDP for the first time in 41 years has actually shrunk,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “This (the bill) would permit the Government to retrospectively validate its failure and extend the time limit indefinitely while disbursing compensation to states. That is an unconstitutional violation with government undertakings in the name of ‘Act of God’” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “This (the bill) would permit the Government to retrospectively validate its failure and extend the time limit indefinitely while disbursing compensation to states. That is an unconstitutional violation with government undertakings in the name of ‘Act of God’” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "At a time when the nation is facing such problems, when we are facing the worst ever unemployment figures in our country's history, when we are facing management of Covid-19, and Chinese aggression, we are instead of wasting time on the political abuse of one family which is not even present in the House," "To my mind, this is a sheer attempt by the government to distract the nation and Parliament from real issues being raised. They don't want a discussion, face opposition's criticism. All their interest is rushing their bills through without any objections from the opposition and they find excuses to wrap up the proceedings. That seems to be the only agenda," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 18, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Modi should realise this is not the Opposition saying anything alone. One of his own cabinet ministers has resigned on the issue of these bills. I think he should look to his own house first before he points fingers at ours," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 18, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "It is beyond the legislative competence of this house to enact any law on agriculture, which is a domain of the state governments," External link

news18 Monday, September 14, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT



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Ramesh Chennithala added ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “Tharoor has informed that he will be associated with the preparations for the UDF’s election manifesto. He will be in Thiruvananthapuram by mid-February and before that we wish to garner maximum recommendations from people belonging to all walks of life,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Varun Gandhi said ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “Dear Shashi Tharoor, now that we know that this lunatic was such a dear friend of yours, one can only hope that you and your colleagues were not the silent Raised back of hand behind this mayhem” External link

financialexpress Friday, January 8, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Nishikant Dubey said ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : "No Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee has now been interacting with the social media on any issue/matter which is under the consideration of Parliamentary Committee. However, the only exception to this rule-imbibed restraint is Dr Shashi Tharoor, who is, even today, not willing to shrug off his self-proclaimed tendency and the image of 'Hair Twitching arrogant Tsar' and still continuing to embarrass the democratic institutions, i.e., the sacrosanct and purely bipartisan Parliamentary Committees by his uncontrolled behaviour and a zest to malign each and every organs of the Government," External link

news18 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Nishikant Dubey wrote ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “It is also an abject display of truant behavior on the part of Dr Tharoor to abusively call the Republic TV as Repulsive TV ‘ and also making unsubstantiated insinuations and rant against various reputable Companies / Entities like Raymonds, Air India, Maritu, Dabur, etc.,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 19, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Nishikant Dubey wrote ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “Dr Tharoor has yet again compromised the ‘Confidentiality Clause’ as contained in Direction 55 of the Directions by the Speaker, Lok Sabha,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 19, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

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Shashi Tharoor said : “Sanjiv’s case is a reflection of the grim times that we live in, where constitutional values and fundamental privileges that have been granted by the constitution to all Indians appear in many cases to be diluted and in many cases perhaps even supplanted by illiberal forces,” “All Indians with a conscience like Sanjiv Bhatt’s must stand up and fight back against such challenges that threaten to undermine the very foundation of our republic,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : "We all expect it won't, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed," External link

startribune Monday, January 18, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “We all expect it won’t, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed,” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, January 18, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “We all expect it won’t, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed,” External link

680news Monday, January 18, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “We all expect it won’t, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 18, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Reports say China has built a village on the border, in Arunachal (as it has in Bhutan): Would our PM be invited to do yet another Zoom inauguration for this new border infrastructure project?” External link

Hindu Monday, January 18, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told ( about Donald Trump ) : "I don't believe it should have any implication for our bilateral relations with the US but it's a sobering reminder. Prime Minister expressing concern was a good sign, it showed that he and government are distancing themselves from those who believe 'iss baar bhi Trump sarkar'," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “Unfortunately, there are some Indians with the same mentality as that Trumpist mob, who enjoy using the flag as a weapon rather than a badge of pride, & denounce all who disagree with them as anti-nationals & traitors. That flag there is a warning to all of us” External link

financialexpress Friday, January 8, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor replied : "Unfortunately, @varungandhi80 , there are some Indians with the same mentality as that Trumpist mob, who enjoy using the flag as a weapon rather than a badge of pride, & denounce all who disagree with them as anti-nationals & traitors. That flag there is a warning to all of us" External link

ibtimes-in Friday, January 8, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor estime : “L’utilisation du Covaxin devrait être évitée tant que les essais cliniques ne sont pas terminés” External link

courrierinternational Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told : “I don’t believe it should’ve any implications for our bilateral relations with the US but it’s a sobering reminder. PM expressing concern was a good sign, it showed that he and the Govt are distancing themselves from those who believe ‘iss baar bhi Trump sarkar’,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Now that @BorisJohnson’s visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don’t have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : "Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?" External link

outlookindia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?” External link

thehindu Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : "Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : "Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?" External link

economictimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Now that @BorisJohnson's visit to India this month has been cancelled due to the COVID Second Wave, & we don't have a Chief Guest on Republic Day, why not go one step farther & cancel the festivities altogether?” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “In other words, those Indians who would be administered Covaxin would, in effect, be volunteers for the required third stage clinical trial - without the mandatory ‘informed consent’. This is, to put it mildly, highly unusual. It is also ethically dubious,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “While we all applaud that sweepers are paid well, studying long & hard for the higher degrees required by an Assistant Professor earns her a lower salary,” External link

expressindia Monday, January 4, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The Covaxin has not yet had Phase 3 trials. Approval was premature and could be dangerous. @drharshvardhan should please clarify. Its use should be avoided till full trials are over. India can start with the AstraZeneca vaccine in the meantime,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told : "The stand of the party is well-known. We want the government to atone for their complete lack of consultation with the farmers before passing these bills by making a serious effort to address their concerns," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told : "The stand of the party is well-known. We want the government to atone for their complete lack of consultation with the farmers before passing these bills by making a serious effort to address their concerns," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor added : “The winter session should have taken place normally by the 3rd week of November,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor added : "The winter session should have taken place normally by the 3rd week of November," External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The classic instance is that of the migrant workers’ situation. For middle-class India, these are people they have associated with on a day-to-day basis, like domestic workers, vendors and factory workers…when suddenly the lockdown happened, these people…started their long trudge back to the villages they had come from. The entire nation’s imagination was seized with the realisation that these fellow citizens of ours were suffering…but their suffering was a reminder to us of our shared obligations to them. It is the response of many that shows that there is a capacity to experience and feel sorrow within the parameters of our national Indian Identity,” External link

expressindia Friday, December 11, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “So the 2nd campus of Thiruvananthapuram's RGCB is to be named 'Shri Guruji Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar National Centre for Complex Disease in Cancer and Viral Infection!' What is MSG's contribution to science other than promoting the disease of communalism?” External link

newindianexpress Monday, December 7, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “As for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s contribution, he inspired scientific innovation and allocated funds for it. Are there no BJP icons who’ve at least tried to do the same thing? Must the government of India memorialise a bigoted Hitler-admirer who in a 1966 speech to the VHP asserted the supremacy of religion over science,” External link

india Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote ( about Commission ) : "Though I’ve never consumed cannabis myself, I was attacked for a policy recommendation to legalise it 2 years ago. Now, even as the NCB arrests Bollywood stars for cannabis possession, India has joined a majority in the United Nations Drugs Commission to delist it as a dangerous drug. Ah well!," External link

news18 Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “It is clear he was playing to his own domestic constituency, as most democratic politicians do. But had Trudeau addressed a domestic audience of Canadian Punjabis, and stated that as their PM he understood their concerns, the government of India could not have objected,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Any government can undo the doings of the previous government,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 30, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor added ( about Bharat Mata ) : “I have no problem saying Bharat Mata ki Jai. However, I respect a fellow Muslim whose religion does not allow him to visualise his country as a goddess. He has the right to remain silent. But the Hindutva leaders won’t let him be silent,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 30, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor added : "do Britain an awful lot of good in the eyes of the world and particularly of the brown and Black world," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "A formidable political figure, a man of profound intelligence & prodigious memory. His extraordinary range of knowledge, considerable understanding & sharp instincts made him 'Mr Politics' to many in @incIndia. A shattering loss for secular politics," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "A formidable political figure, a man of profound intelligence & prodigious memory. His extraordinary range of knowledge, considerable understanding & sharp instincts made him 'Mr Politics' to many in @incIndia. A shattering loss for secular politics," External link

news18 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “The law responds to several cases of offensive tweets/posts/comments abusing & threatening women, but it is so loosely drafted that it could also be used against political opponents, journalists & critics,” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “The law responds to several cases of offensive tweets/posts/comments abusing & threatening women, but it is so loosely drafted that it could also be used against political opponents, journalists & critics,” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Dear @M_Lekhi, as far as I am aware, your committee was formed for consultations on the Data Protection Bill and its mandate is to report on the statutory provisions continued in the draft bill. Could you clarify if you have taken on additional responsibilities and on whose authority?” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 20, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote ( about Barack Obama ) : “I have got hold of an advance copy of @BarackObama’s #APromisedLand & though i haven’t read every page, I did read every bit on India flagged in the Index. Big news: There isn’t much. Bigger news: in 902 pages, @narendramodi is not mentioned by name at all,” External link

india Monday, November 16, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Ahmed Patel ) : "An extraordinary figure in Indian politics, Ahmed Patel, battles for his health. I have long been an admirer of his exceptional qualities and wish him a speedy and complete recovery. He has pulled off many great victories; praying that this will be one more!" External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about British ) : “Yet they were destined to remain largely unknown once the war was over: neglected by the British, for whom they fought, and ignored by their own country, since they were fighting a colonial war. History had orphaned them. This film is a valuable contribution to their overdue rehabilitation,” External link

news18 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "It’s not a small thing to remember and repeat the word," External link

mid-day Friday, November 6, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “It’s not a small thing to remember and repeat the word. Everyone wouldn't be able to do it. She has memory power. She has the concentration. My advice is: learn such long words which you can make use of,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “It’s not a small thing to remember and repeat the word. Everyone wouldn't be able to do it. She has memory power. She has the concentration. My advice is: learn such long words which you can make use of,” External link

news18 Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Trump has not been ideal for India. I mean look at his stand on trade and tariffs, immigrant and work visas, even on environmental policies,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor writes : "And yet, in the more than seven decades since we became free, democracy has failed to unify us as a people or create an undivided political community. Instead, we have become more conscious than ever of what divides us: religion, region, caste, language, ethnicity. The political system has become looser and more fragmented. Politicians mobilize support along ever-narrower lines of political identity. It has become more important to be a ‘backward caste’, a ‘tribal’, or a religious chauvinist, than to be an Indian; and to some it is more important to be a ‘proud’ Hindu than to be an Indian," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor writes : "For, as I have often argued, we are all minorities in India. A typical Indian stepping off a train, say, a Hindi-speaking Hindu male from the Gangetic plain state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), might cherish the illusion that he represents the ‘majority community’, to use an expression much favoured by the less industrious of our journalists. But he, literally, does not. As a Hindi-speaking Hindu he belongs to the faith adhered to by some 80 per cent of the population, but a majority of the country does not speak Hindi; a majority does not hail from Uttar Pradesh; and if he were visiting, say, Kerala, he would discover that a majority there is not even male. Even more tellingly, our archetypal UP Hindi-speaking Hindu has only to mingle with the polyglot, multihued crowds thronging any of India’s major railway stations to realize how much of a minority he really is. Even his Hinduism is no guarantee of majority-hood, because his caste automatically places him in a minority as well: if he is a Brahmin, 90 percent of his fellow Indians are not; if he is a Yadav, a ‘backward class’, 85 percent of Indians are not, and so on. Or take language. As I have stated earlier, the Constitution of India recognizes twenty-two today—our rupee notes proclaim their value in fifteen languages—but, in fact, there are twenty-three major Indian languages (if you include English), and thirty-five which are spoken by more than a million people (and these are languages, with their own scripts, grammatical structures, and cultural assumptions, not just dialects—if we were to count dialects, there are more than 20,000). Each of the native speakers of these languages is in a linguistic minority, for none enjoys majority status in India. Thanks in part to the popularity of Bombay’s Hindi cinema, Hindi is understood, if not always well spoken, by about half the population of India, but it is in no sense the language of the majority; indeed, its locutions, gender rules, and script are unfamiliar to most Indians in the South or Northeast. Ethnicity further complicates the notion of a majority community. Most of the time, an Indian’s name immediately reveals where he is from, and what his mother tongue is; when we introduce ourselves, we are advertising our origins. Despite some intermarriage at the elite levels in the cities, Indians still largely remain endogamous, and a Bengali is easily distinguished from a Punjabi. The difference this reflects is often more apparent than the elements of commonality. A Karnataka Brahmin shares his Hindu faith with a Bihari Kurmi, but feels little identity with him in respect of appearance, dress, customs, tastes, language, or political objectives. At the same time, a Tamil Hindu would feel that he has far more in common with a Tamil Christian or Muslim than with, say, a Haryanvi Jat with whom he formally shares a religion. Why do I harp on these differences? Only to make the point that Indian nationalism is a rare animal indeed. This land imposes no narrow conformities on its citizens: you can be many things and one thing. You can be a good Muslim, a good Keralite, and a good Indian all at once" External link

news18 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The ruling dispensation may well try to do that: there is certainly a concerted effort to erode secularism and replace it with a sectarian way of being that offers no place to religious minorities in Indian society,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The ruling dispensation may well try to do that: there is certainly a concerted effort to erode secularism and replace it with a sectarian way of being that offers no place to religious minorities in Indian society,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “I am still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for. For expecting the government to keep our soldiers safe? For rallying around the flag rather than politicising a national tragedy? For expressing condolences to the families of our martyrs?” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “I am still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for. For expecting the government to keep our soldiers safe? For rallying around the flag rather than politicising a national tragedy? For expressing condolences to the families of our martyrs?” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for…” “I am still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for. For expecting the government to keep our soldiers safe? For rallying around the flag rather than politicising a national tragedy? For expressing condolences to the families of our martyrs?” External link

india Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "Our critics see the Congress party's distinction between Hinduism and Hindutva as specious. They reject its leaders' arguments that the Hinduism respected by Congress leaders is inclusive and non-judgemental, whereas Hindutva is a political doctrine based on exclusion," External link

news18 Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor told ( about Sonia Gandhi ) : "I certainly believe we should be clear about our leadership going forward. I welcomed Sonia ji's appointment as interim president last year, but I do believe it's unfair to her to expect her to carry this burden indefinitely," External link

news18 Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "But if he does not, we have to take action. My own personal view, which as you know I have been advocating for some time now, is that elections to the CWC (Congress Working Committee) and for the post of president would certainly have a number of beneficial outcomes for the party," External link

news18 Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for…” External link

india Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "What is bizarre about the media drama over my remarks is that no one who was giving airtime to multiple BJP voices, frothing at the mouth about my words, actually asked them one simple question: 'Is the BJP giving up its dream of a Hindu rashtra?'" External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor writes : "With its penchant for shock-and-awe, the government pushed through Parliament legislation that fast-tracks citizenship for people fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh -- provided they are not Muslim. By excluding members of just one community, the new law is antithetical to India's secular and pluralist traditions," "The religious bigotry that partitioned the country with the founding of Pakistan has now been mirrored in pluralist India. As I told my fellow parliamentarians, that was a partition in the Indian soil; this is now a partition in the Indian soul," External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor says : “In the event of a Biden victory, it’s clear India won’t be overlooked, let alone forgotten, in an administration of which Kamala Harris is a senior member,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor says ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I believe the US’s South Asia policy has evolved definitively the way it has and there is bipartisan consensus in both capitals that underpin it, not to mention the influence of the significant Indian diaspora in the US, which will ensure India’s continued salience in Washington. While I do expect course correction on global issues like multilateralism (I expect Biden to reverse Trump’s decision to pull the US out of WHO, for instance) I do not expect much change in US-India relations” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor says : “Mr Trump has not always been ideal for India -- his stands on trade and tariffs, and on India’s environmental policies, could hardly have been welcome in New Delhi -- but he has been uncritical of Mr Modi’s domestic politics, and his divisive Hindutva agenda” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : "The tears in your eyes, the blisters on your feet. Do you remember everything? The ones who are voting today," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “The tears in your eyes, the blisters on your feet. Do you remember everything? The ones who are voting today,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor says : "Indian English is a living, practical language used by millions everyday for practical purposes," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “India-US relationship has reached a level where whether it’s Republican or Democratic administration in the US, or whether it’s BJP or Congress government in India, both countries will give extraordinary importance to the relations for two obvious reasons which include we have absolute geopolitical compatibility there are no major issues in which our interests are opposite and of course the secondary is a fact that as long as we both are functional democracies we have an interest in ensuring up each other in our respective roles” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 23, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Get well soon sir ! Kapil Dev!” External link

india Friday, October 23, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “rather than us demanding it as we are doing it now,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Which is why we need both economic growth and prosperity on the one hand, which has gone down the tubes in the last few years, and we also need moral authority if we want to be a rule contributor,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "rather than us demanding it as we are doing it now" External link

economictimes Friday, October 23, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Which is why we need both economic growth and prosperity on the one hand, which has gone down the tubes in the last few years, and we also need moral authority if we want to be a rule contributor," External link

economictimes Friday, October 23, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "rather than us demanding it as we are doing it now" External link

news18 Friday, October 23, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Which is why we need both economic growth and prosperity on the one hand, which has gone down the tubes in the last few years, and we also need moral authority if we want to be a rule contributor," External link

news18 Friday, October 23, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 23, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “The charges seem to be preposterous,” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "The charges seem to be preposterous," External link

msn-uk Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "The charges seem to me to be preposterous. I call upon the government to be fair and release Swamy," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Why is our government taking such steps, or why is our society is in the process of taking steps that is guaranteeing our own failure?” External link

modernghana Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor asked : “Why is our government taking such steps, or why is our society is in the process of taking steps that is guaranteeing our own failure?” External link

rfi-en Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Can they find the moral courage to be like Parle?" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “fund the toxicity, the hatred and bigotry, which our news channels spew 24×7,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 19, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Should such reputable companies be financing hate through ads on Repulsive TV? Raymonds, Muthoot Group, Jio, Max Bupa, Kent, Air India, Star Health Insurance, Nissan, Dabur, Mahindra, Amazon, Samsung, Sony, Maruti, Nerolac, Toyota. Can they find the moral courage to be like Parle?" External link

news18 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Varavara Rao ) : “We have 11 individuals in pre-trial detention only for things they have said… none of them has been accused of violence… but only for the things they have written. From the 83-year-old priest Stan Swamy to Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Varavara Rao and Anand Teltumbde… merely for their words as not one has been accused of throwing a stone, hitting a person or possessing a gun. So, how will the pen stand up to the sword if the sword is wielded with the authority of today’s government,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “We have seen the rise of political tendencies and also deal in absolutes, that have exclusion rather than inclusion as their theme… they talk about everyone conforming to a unified vision, worshipping a certain faith in a certain way, speaking a certain language, sharing certain cultural assumptions, thinking of history in sort of a monolithic way, all of this an antithesis of what you would consider a liberal attitude,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "There's an extraordinarily striking metaphor expressed by an unnamed RSS source to a journalist, who expressed their frustration to curb Modi - 'Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a Shivling'. You can't remove him with your hand and you cannot hit it with a 'chappal' (slipper) either," External link

mid-day Friday, October 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “If Hindu-Muslim ‘ekatvam’ irks them so much, why don’t they boycott the longest surviving symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity in the world, India?” External link

jckonline Friday, October 16, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : "If Hindu-Muslim 'ekatvam' irks them so much, why don't they boycott the longest surviving symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity - India?" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “Its capitulation points to the pervasive atmosphere of fear and intimidation that some have unleashed in the country,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Its capitulation points to the pervasive atmosphere of fear and intimidation that some have unleashed in the country," External link

4-traders Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : "If Hindu-Muslim 'ekatvam' irks them so much, why don't they boycott the longest surviving symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity - India?" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. Actions like this both undermine our reputation as a democracy and vitiate our soft power” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. Actions like this both undermine our reputation as a democracy and vitiate our soft power” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. " External link

heart Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor wrote : “India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. Actions like this both undermine our reputation as a democracy and vitiate our soft power” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media and civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. " External link

skynews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said ( about Daily ) : "Even though people of this country were given three days` notice before locking down for a mere 17-hour Janata Curfew on a Sunday when most individuals spend a lot of time at home anyway. A trial for a longer national lockdown what followed was horrific," "The Prime Minister in his address to residents of his constituency likened the disaster he had unleashed upon the nation to Kurukshetra. He said that Mahabharat took 18 days before victory was earned and tackling the COVID-19 will take 21 days. 180 days have passed, our national caseload is the second largest in the world and heading for number 1. Daily cases have nearly reached a lakh. The economy is in tatters having suffered a contraction far more severe than any other country," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "I urge this government to become more transparent in its functioning, to gather and release data to experts where required, to consult with all stakeholders before acting and ultimately to take this nation into confidence -- because it is losing confidence in you," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “We have the worst of both worlds. We have neither managed to limit the spread of the virus nor have we managed to keep the economy afloat. GDP for the first time in 41 years has actually shrunk,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “This (the bill) would permit the Government to retrospectively validate its failure and extend the time limit indefinitely while disbursing compensation to states. That is an unconstitutional violation with government undertakings in the name of ‘Act of God’” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : “This (the bill) would permit the Government to retrospectively validate its failure and extend the time limit indefinitely while disbursing compensation to states. That is an unconstitutional violation with government undertakings in the name of ‘Act of God’” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "At a time when the nation is facing such problems, when we are facing the worst ever unemployment figures in our country's history, when we are facing management of Covid-19, and Chinese aggression, we are instead of wasting time on the political abuse of one family which is not even present in the House," "To my mind, this is a sheer attempt by the government to distract the nation and Parliament from real issues being raised. They don't want a discussion, face opposition's criticism. All their interest is rushing their bills through without any objections from the opposition and they find excuses to wrap up the proceedings. That seems to be the only agenda," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 18, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "Modi should realise this is not the Opposition saying anything alone. One of his own cabinet ministers has resigned on the issue of these bills. I think he should look to his own house first before he points fingers at ours," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 18, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Shashi Tharoor said : "It is beyond the legislative competence of this house to enact any law on agriculture, which is a domain of the state governments," External link

news18 Monday, September 14, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
author7.25%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
writer2.17%EN01/21/201721/01/2017
mp2.90%EN01/01/201701/01/2017
mitglieder0.72%DE09/02/201602/09/2016
minister13.04%EN01/18/201418/01/2014
union minister47.10%EN12/04/201304/12/2013
times syndication service union minister2.90%EN10/29/201329/10/2013
indian minister2.17%EN09/21/201321/09/2013
leader2.17%EN09/20/201320/09/2013
education minister2.90%EN01/03/201303/01/2013
parlamentare0.72%IT11/06/201006/11/2010
diplomate indien4.35%FR10/13/200613/10/2006
indian diplomat1.45%EN10/13/200613/10/2006
secretary-general1.45%EN10/03/200603/10/2006
candidat indien0.72%FR10/03/200603/10/2006
rival0.72%EN10/03/200603/10/2006
Secretary-General0.72%EN09/29/200629/09/2006
challenger0.72%EN09/29/200629/09/2006
indian candidate0.72%EN07/24/200624/07/2006
diplomat1.45%EN06/27/200627/06/2006
nominee1.45%EN06/19/200619/06/2006
secretary general1.45%EN06/15/200615/06/2006
sous-secrétaire général0.72%FR11/16/200516/11/2005
Names Lang Count
Shashi TharoorEN57.36%
Shashi TharoorFR11.10%
Shashi TharoorDE10.51%
Shashi TharoorEU10.44%
Shashi TharoorPT10.44%
Shashi TharoorSA0.07%
Shashi TharoorNL0.07%
シャシ・タルールJA0.00%


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Ramesh Chennithala added ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “Tharoor has informed that he will be associated with the preparations for the UDF’s election manifesto. He will be in Thiruvananthapuram by mid-February and before that we wish to garner maximum recommendations from people belonging to all walks of life,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Varun Gandhi said ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “Dear Shashi Tharoor, now that we know that this lunatic was such a dear friend of yours, one can only hope that you and your colleagues were not the silent Raised back of hand behind this mayhem” External link

financialexpress Friday, January 8, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Nishikant Dubey said ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : "No Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee has now been interacting with the social media on any issue/matter which is under the consideration of Parliamentary Committee. However, the only exception to this rule-imbibed restraint is Dr Shashi Tharoor, who is, even today, not willing to shrug off his self-proclaimed tendency and the image of 'Hair Twitching arrogant Tsar' and still continuing to embarrass the democratic institutions, i.e., the sacrosanct and purely bipartisan Parliamentary Committees by his uncontrolled behaviour and a zest to malign each and every organs of the Government," External link

news18 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Nishikant Dubey wrote ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “It is also an abject display of truant behavior on the part of Dr Tharoor to abusively call the Republic TV as Repulsive TV ‘ and also making unsubstantiated insinuations and rant against various reputable Companies / Entities like Raymonds, Air India, Maritu, Dabur, etc.,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 19, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Nishikant Dubey wrote ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “Dr Tharoor has yet again compromised the ‘Confidentiality Clause’ as contained in Direction 55 of the Directions by the Speaker, Lok Sabha,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 19, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT