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Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor
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Dr. Shashi Tharoor is a Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram and former MoS for External Affairs and HRD. He served the UN as an administrator and peacekeeper for three decades. He studied History at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and International Relations at Tufts University. Tharoor has authored 18 books, both fiction and non-fiction; his most recent book is The Paradoxical Prime Minister. Follow him on Twitter @ShashiTharoor.

On Camera

File photo | Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former president Sonia Gandhi at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi | PTI

Not young versus old, Congress battle is between two failed guards

Between Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor and Rajiv Satav, the Congress party is in a free fall — without anyone to really guard it.
A farmer jumps over an irrigation channel between fields of rice growing on farmland in the Bhagpat district of Uttar Pradesh | Bloomberg

Why August rains hold the key to India’s economic recovery after erratic monsoon

The monsoon petered out in July & economists will closely monitor rainfall pattern in coming weeks for hints about the future of the rural economy.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.