Archive for the Shashi Tharoor Category

Tharoor Vs Modi, duel of words, of love and more

Posted in Politics, Shashi Tharoor, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India with tags , , , , on October 30, 2012 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/tharoor-vs-modi-duel-of-words-of-love-and-more

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World Refugee Day

Posted in Shashi Tharoor, Social with tags , , , on June 22, 2012 by Sharmila

The United Nations World refugee day is observed each year on June 20th. “This event honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.” Mr. Shashi Tharoor spoke on the day in New Delhi. An article that covered his speech and my own questions to Mr.Tharoor on the plight of the Sri Lankan Tamils.

Sourced from Deccan Herald
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held a public lecture by Shashi Tharoor, former UN diplomat and MP, on the occasion of ‘World Refugee Day’ at the India International Centre. Continue reading

How the Woosters captured Delhi, by Shashi Tharoor..

Posted in Books, Entertainment, Shashi Tharoor with tags , on June 2, 2012 by Sharmila

A remarkable piece on the God of fine humor by Shashi Tharoor – Courtesy – The Guardian


It was at the Hay-on-Wye Festival of Literature a few years ago that I realised with horror how low the fortunes of PG Wodehouse had sunk in his native land. I was on stage for a panel discussion on the works of the Master when the moderator, a gifted and suave young literary impresario, began the proceedings by asking innocently, “So how do you pronounce it – is it Woad-house or Wood-house?” Continue reading