Former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Human Resource Development
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The price of Modi's economic incompetence
India was poised under Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reap a societal dividend of favourable demographics, established democracy, and growing demand. Instead, Shashi Tharoor argues the economy is stumbling amid rising unemployment and debt and slowing growth. He warns that without the return to a sustainable growth path, India risks creating “a mass of young, poorly educated, unemployed, and angry people – the classic formula for social and political unrest”.
The Olympic-size difference between India and China
There is more to the comparison of Olympic medal tallies than sport prowess, writes Shashi Tharoor. In the case of India and China, it highlights the reality of two very different systems – the “creative chaos” of Bollywood versus the “choreographed precision” of authoritarian rule.
India's COVID tsunami
India's COVID case numbers and fatality rates have hit critical levels, prompting Australia to suspend all passenger flights from India for two weeks. In the midst of this unfolding crisis, politician and former UN official Shashi Tharoor asks how did India's COVID fight go so wrong.