Interviews

The Enigma Called Shashi Tharoor

20/August/2017

Shashi Tharoor could well be described as one of the most remarkable outliers of modern day India. A scintillating personality, an author par excellence, a thinker well ahead of his time, a historian of considerable rigour, in short, a man for all seasons.

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“The Younger Generation is Pivotal to Discarding Section 377”- An Interview with Dr. Shashi Tharoor

01/August/2017
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Law panel preparing report on whether sedition law should be scrapped or not

23/June/2017

The Law Commission is reviewing sedition law and preparing a report on whether it should be scrapped or not. Besides holding consultations with stakeholders, seeking opinions of legal luminaries and conducting debates, the commission is examining a private member's bill moved by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

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Top politician Shashi Tharoor on cinema that has shaped his sense and sensibilities

15/May/2017

In an era, where Parliamentarians hit headlines for their flying tantrums and chair-smashing shenanigans, Shashi Tharoor comes across as a Utopian wonder. Well-read, well-spoken, well-groomed he stands distinct amidst the burgeoning league of browbeaters.

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Q&A: ‘I’m not giving up hope for Congress in 2019’

24/March/2017
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Introduces Anti-Discrimination And Equality Bill In Lok Sabha

15/March/2017

Shashi Tharoor, MP, introduced the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill 2016 in Lok Sabha on March 10. In the Statement of Objects and Reasons, attached to the Bill, Shashi Tharoor says as follows: “The Constitution of India promises justice,

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Shashi Tharoor on Britain’s ‘historical amnesia’ about colonial empire?

15/March/2017

Former UN under-secretary general and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday questioned why the British don’t teach their colonial history in schools. Speaking to British television channel Channel 4 host Jon Snow, Tharoor said there is a “historical amnesia about what the empire entailed” and detailed how little Britain knew about the colonial atrocities.

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Interview with Shashi Tharoor: “To give the British credit for things that were never intended to benefit India is a mistake”

06/March/2017

Dr Shashi Tharoor was recently in the UK to promote his new book Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India. While visiting LSE, he spoke to Sonali Campion about the need to challenge existing narratives about the British in India, the uniquely exploitative nature of the Raj and the legacies of Empire.

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Freedom of the press is vital, but must be used responsibly

09/February/2017
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ZEE JLF CONVERSATIONS: SHASHI THAROOR

24/January/2017

The core argument was the one made in the speech, so I knew what I wanted to write was an argument and not history as it unfolded. What interested people was what I’d said in the speech at Oxford, so I broadly knew what I wanted to look at

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