Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and writer who has been twice elected Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
He was previously Minister of State in the Government of India for External Affairs and Human Resource Development.
He is a member of the Indian National Congress and served as an official spokesperson for the party from January to October 2014.
Until 2007 he was a career official at the United Nations, rising to the rank of Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information in 2001.
But after 29 years in service, he announced his departure after coming a close second in the 2006 elections for the Secretary-General to Ban Ki-moon.
Tharoor is also a well-known award-winning writer, having authored 15 bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction since 1981, all of which are centered on India and its history, culture, film, politics, society, foreign policy, and more.
He is also the author of hundreds of columns and articles in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, and The Times of India.
On Friday, the talking point of the internet was Rahul Gandhi walking across the floor of the Lok Sabha to hug Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Following the hug, people were full of either praise or.. DNA
In the 38 minutes that has been allotted to the Congress party during the no-confidence motion that the Lok Sabha will debate on Friday, the party has readied a line-up of five stalwarts to raise.. DNA
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh condemned recent incidents of mob lynching and said states have been told to take stringent action against culprits. He said the Central government has also asked.. DNA
The CPI(M) today came out in support of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who has stoked a row with his 'Talibanisation of Hinduism' attack at the BJP, and accused the government of supporting those.. DNA
Tharoor had launched a scathing attack on the Modi government saying Nirav Modi, who had fled the country after allegedly duping state-run banks of crores of rupees, was photographed with Prime.. IndiaTimes
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill aimed at preventing culprits from evading the legal process and fleeing the country was today passed by the Lok Sabha, as the opposition questioned the goverment's.. DNA
The mob attack on Swami Agnivesh in Jharkhand saw the political opposition unite against the “growing culture of mob lynching” in the country and led to senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.. IndiaTimes
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Shashi Tharoor said such attacks on people, who express dissent, destroy the idea of pluralism and violate the ground rules of the Constitution of freedom of speech.. Firstpost
Retorting to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's 'Taliban remark', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that the former would feel more comfortable in Pakistan as his.. DNA
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who courted controversy with his remark that the BJP will pave the way for a "Hindu Pakistan" if voted to power again, on Wednesday said he will not withdraw any of his.. IndiaTimes
"They are asking me to go to Pakistan. Who has given them the right to decide that I am not a Hindu like them and I don't have the right to stay in the country? Have they started a Taliban in.. IndiaTimes Also reported by •Sify
BJP youth wing activists, who marched to Shashi Tharoor’s Thiruvananthapuram office on Monday to protest his ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark, vandalised the Congress MP’s office and also demanded his.. IndiaTimes