Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor, a former UN under-secretary general and former Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs, is currently an MP for the Indian National Congress and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs. His most recent book is Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century.

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Xi Jinping
World Affairs 4

China’s Silk Road Revival

The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image – half history, half myth – of tented camel caravans winding their way across the trackless deserts and mountains of Central Asia. But the Silk Road is… read more

Narendra Modi
Culture & Society 10

Modi’s Hypocrisy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s supporters viewed his overwhelming victory in India’s general elections as a sweeping repudiation of everything for which the previous government stood. But, in just a… read more

Narendra Modi Election Victory
Economics 14

Nehru’s Last Stand?

Unless India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, can deliver socially inclusive growth, his sweeping electoral triumph will prove short-lived. In that sense, his victory is the strongest possible… read more

Newsart for Gurus and Governors
Culture & Society 2

Gurus and Governors

The ongoing general election in India has brought to prominence not only the usual cast of political aspirants, campaign managers, publicists, and vote-brokers, but also an array of astrologers,… read more

Newsart for India’s Disrupted Democracy
Politics 5

India’s Disrupted Democracy

India’s 15th Lok Sabha (the lower house of Parliament) passed into history ignominiously this month, following the least productive five years of any Indian parliament in six decades of functioning… read more

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