15 April 2010

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Know About Shashi Tharoor - The Politician Unfit Among Wolves –

Know About Shashi Tharoor - The Politician Unfit Among Wolves –

After All, who is Shashi Tharoor –?
Shashi Tharoor -
Born - 9 March 1956 (1956-03-09) (age 54)
United Kingdom - London, United Kingdom
Nationality - India, Indian

Political party - Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) - Tilottama Mukherji (div.) Christa Giles (m. 2007)
Children - Ishaan, Kanishk
Residence - New Delhi/Trivandrum
Occupation - Writer, Diplomat, Politician, Union Minister

His roots are in Palakkad, Kerala, India.

Education -
He studied at Montfort School in Yercaud
And Campion School in Mumbai,
Attended high school at St. Xavier’s Collegiate School in Kolkata,
Bachelor of Arts degree in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
He later won a scholarship to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he completed two degrees in three years -- A Master of Arts in International Affairs, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy.
He then completed a Ph.D. at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, at the age of 22, a Fletcher record unlikely to be broken.

On June 15, 2006, the Government of India announced its backing for Tharoor’s candidacy as Kofi Annan’s successor for the post of UN Secretary General.
Shashi Tharoor Came 2nd in the elections of United Nations Security Council.

On 19 March 2009, Tharoor was declared as the Indian National Congress candidate of the Thiruvananthapuram (Lok Sabha constituency) in Kerala for the General Elections in 2009. Tharoor won a thumping victory, defeating his nearest CPI rival P. Ramachandran Nair by a margin of around 100,000 votes (the biggest victory by any candidate in Thiruvananthapuram

On 28 May 2009, Shashi Tharoor was sworn in as Minister of State of the Union Government of India as External Affairs minister, in the Council of Ministers of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Dr Tharoor is also the award-winning author of eleven books
His six non-fiction books are:
Reasons of State (1981), a study of Indian foreign-policy making; India:
From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), this was cited by President Clinton in his address to the Indian Parliament
Kerala: God’s Own Country (2002), with text by Shashi Tharoor and paintings by the renowned M.F. Husain;
Nehru: The Invention of India (2003), a biography of India’s first Prime Minister; a collection of literary essays,
Bookless in Baghdad (2005) and
Another essay collection, The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cell phone:
Reflections on India in the 21st Century (2007).
His three novels are the classic
The Great Indian Novel (1989) which is required reading in several courses on post-colonial literature
Riot (2001), a searing examination of Hindu-Muslim violence in contemporary India, and
Show Business (1992) which received a front-page accolade in the New York Times Book Review and has since been made into a motion picture, “Bollywood”.
He has also authored a collection of short stories,
The Five-Dollar Smile (1990)
And a photo book, India, in collaboration with photographer Ferrante Ferranti (2008). Shashi Tharoor’s books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Malayalam, Marathi, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Spanish.

He eventually became the first Indian celebrity to get 100,000 followers on Twitter.

Awards won by Shashi Tharoor –

1. 1976, Aged 20, Wins the Rajika Kripalani Young Journalist Award for the Best Indian Journalist under 30.
2. 1990 - Wins the Federation of Indian Publishers' Hindustan Times Literary Award for the Best Book of the Year for The Great Indian Novel.
3. 1991 - His book The Great Indian Novel wins the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Best Book of the Year in the Eurasian Region.
4. 1998 - Awarded the Excelsior Award for excellence in literature by the Association of Indians in America (AIA) and the Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP).
5. May 2000 - Conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in International Affairs by the University of Puget Sound
6. January, 1998 - Named Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
7. March 15, 2009- Presented with the Hakim Khan Sur Award for National Integration by the Maharana of Udaipur.
8. 2004 - Awarded the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, India’s highest honour for non-resident Indians. But did not accept it at the time owing to UN rules prohibiting acceptance of governmental honours.
9. 2007 - Went on to accept the award after having resigned from the position of Under Secretary General at the UN.
10. May 2008 - Conferred a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Bucharest, Romania.
11. January 2009 - Awarded the Zakir Hussain Memorial "Pride of India" Award.
12. October 2009 - Awarded GQ's Inspiration of the Year Award at its Man of the Year Awards.
13. February 2010 - Awarded the Sarva Deshiya Prathibha award by the Pazhassiraja Charitable Trust, Kozhikode.
14. March 2010 - Awarded "New Age Politican of the Year" Award by NDTV at its Indian of the Year awards.
15. March 5, 2010 - Awarded the Fifth IILM Distinguished Global Thinker Award in New Delhi
16. March 11, 2010 - Awarded Digital person of the year at the first ever Indian Digital Media Awards (IDMA) for popularising the digital medium in India

Reality Views by sm -

Where as Indian Politicians are like wolves that change their views and ideas like a color-changing animal.

Shashi Tharoor has to understand these wolves and like wise he should behave, India needs educated politicians like him.

What is wrong in discussing Politics Openly?

India and Indian Politics is not the Private Business of Politicians
It is our Public business and public that is common person like you and me we have full right to know what our Political servants are thinking.

What is wrong in publicly saying what is in his heart to the public, citizens of India,

The corrupt politicians are afraid of this behavior of openness, which takes a person to honesty, integrity, education and intelligence.

There is one saying if you are uneducated and not clever, to show your intelligence one should not open mouth.

When Tharoor is intelligent why he should keep his mouth shut?

I will just say India needs Politicians like you so please use the tricks and intelligence while talking in the country where population is uneducated study wise as well as politically.

Suggested Reading - Shashi Tharoor Quits - Questions for the Congress and BJP



Neha April 15, 2010  

sm, Tharoor always remains in news for reasons right and wrong both..many of his tactics I feel are done purposely just to be in news..cos as you mentioned, he is a smart chap..

but this case study was very good..

Shabnam Sultan April 15, 2010  

You have really shared a whole impressive biodata of the person who it seems likes being surrounded by controversies ...... whether in politics or in twitter .

Anonymous,  April 15, 2010  

Informative post again sm.
And I agree with you when you tell him, "India needs Politicians like you so please use the tricks and intelligence while talking in the country where population is uneducated study wise as well as politically."
Absolutely!! I hope and I am sure he will stay in politics for a long, long time :)

Insignia April 15, 2010  

Quite some research on him. He is charismatic, and is always in news for all the wrong reasons :-)

दिगम्बर नासवा April 15, 2010  

Good to know about the politician who is so debated in MEDIA now a days ...

~ Lopa April 15, 2010  

I must confess this is the first time going through his Bio-data and He really has got a great Bio-data !

Unfortunately, our media needs controversies, and that's forcing all the known names not to use their freedom of speech, If people can't speak what they think or feel, where is the freedom of speech !

chitra April 15, 2010  

You are really a store house of information. glad I am following you.

sm,  April 15, 2010  


sm,  April 15, 2010  

Shabnam Sultan,

sm,  April 15, 2010  

I hope he will stay for long time in Politics .

sm,  April 15, 2010  

We have to see the company also right or left or up or down very difficult to find the good men in Politics.

sm,  April 16, 2010  

दिगम्बर नासवा,

sm,  April 16, 2010  

~ Lopa,
thanks i can only say our situation is little bit better than Pakistan.
for you question i do not have answer,as i myself ask that
every article i write i edit it few times before posting it.

Admin April 16, 2010  

Just one issue and the person gets highlighted like anything. The same thing goes with Mr. Tharoor. The recent IPL bid controversy has done the same thing for him. Well, I was not much aware of this man but I came to know a lot about him from your post. Thanks for sharing.

BK Chowla, April 16, 2010  

After IPL controversy, there is not much to be known about him.

sm,  April 17, 2010  


sm,  April 17, 2010  


sm,  April 17, 2010  

BK Chowla,,

Sid April 18, 2010  

I m impressed by the summary... but i hv read a few of his opinionated columns even before he became a minister and i dont agree with him.

After the IPL controversy, my opinion just got stronger

sm,  April 18, 2010  

do we want uneducated politicians or educated politicians to rule us like slaves ?
In India how many politicians are openly trying to communicate with the Citizens of India.
we may not agree with him, but we need the politicians like him only educated .

Johnny hunk April 19, 2010  

Shashi Tharoor and Lalit Modi fight not going on right way.

sm,  April 21, 2010  

Johnny hunk,

sm,  April 21, 2010  


Anonymous,  June 20, 2010  

A good man for Indian politics .. allow him to implant the real politics into India, let him thrash away the black sheeps of bloody Indian politics ... Go a head tharoor... some young generations are following you where ever you are, even if its in twitter... Bharath matha ki..

sm,  June 21, 2010  


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