65 Facts About Shashi Tharoor

1. Shashi Tharoor is booked under Section 306 of the IPC, which attracts maximum punishment of 10 years.

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2. Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to swipe at the UP BJP leaders and captioned an image of them bathing at the Sangam by saying: "Ganga has to remain clean and sins are to be washed.

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3. Shashi Tharoor is a well-known writer of many bestselling fiction and non-fiction books.

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4. Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to swipe at the UP BJP leaders and captioned an image of them bathing at the Sangam by saying: "Ganga has to remain clean and sins are to be washed.

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5. Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to swipe at the UP BJP leaders and captioned an image of them bathing at the Sangam by saying: "Ganga has to remain clean and sins are to be washed.

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6. Shashi Tharoor maintained that for the Ayyappa devotees the Makara Jyothi is a spiritual belief, despite having several theories behind its origin.

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7. Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to swipe at the UP BJP leaders and captioned an image of them bathing at the Sangam by saying: "Ganga has to remain clean and sins are to be washed.

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8. Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to swipe at the UP BJP leaders and captioned an image of them bathing at the Sangam by saying: "Ganga has to remain clean and sins are to be washed.

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9. Shashi Tharoor was born on 9 March 1956 and is an Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who was serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in 2009.

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10. Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to swipe at the UP BJP leaders and captioned an image of them bathing at the Sangam by saying: "Ganga has to remain clean and sins are to be washed.

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11. Shashi Tharoor was born on 9 March 1956 and was an Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who was serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in 2009.

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12. Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to swipe at the UP BJP leaders and captioned an image of them bathing at the Sangam by saying: "Ganga has to remain clean and sins are to be washed.

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13. Shashi Tharoor notes that it is striking how Hinduism has come to resemble the more fanatical religions.

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14. In 2009 Shashi Tharoor joined the Indian National Congress and that May contested the elections to the Lok Sabha (lower chamber of the Indian parliament) from a constituency in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state.

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15. In 2006 Shashi Tharoor was chosen as India's official candidate for the post of secretary-general.

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16. At that time Shashi Tharoor was the youngest person ever to earn a doctorate from the Fletcher School.

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17. Shashi Tharoor informed the Delhi Police, who recovered the body from the hotel and sent it for postmortem.

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18. Shashi Tharoor is an outspoken supporter of the Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, an organisation which campaigns for democratic reformation of the United Nations, arguing that "United Nations needs to open its doors to elected representatives" Many note that it is his combination of wit, charm, wry humor, and intelligence that make him accessible and held in high esteem, both in India and abroad.

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19. Shashi Tharoor wrote in an Al Jazeera column that British Empire "conquered one of the richest countries in the world and reduced it to, after over two centuries of looting and exploitation, one of the poorest, most diseased and most illiterate countries on Earth by the time they left in 1947.

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20. Shashi Tharoor was responsible for the ministry's written answers to Parliament's questions and responded to oral questions on education during the Lok Sabha's Question Hour.

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21. Shashi Tharoor participated in several important debates of the 15th Lok Sabha, including on the Lokpal Bill, the demand for grants of the Ministry of External Affairs and of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the black money debate, and so on.

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22. Shashi Tharoor initiated new policy-planning activities on the Indian Ocean and represented India at various global events during his 11-month tenure as minister.

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23. Shashi Tharoor was the first Indian minister to visit Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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24. Shashi Tharoor was then selected as a Minister of State in the Council of Ministers of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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25. Shashi Tharoor chose Congress because he felt ideologically comfortable with it.

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26. Shashi Tharoor spoke around the world about India and Kerala, where he spent increasing amounts of time before moving for good to India in October 2008.

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27. Shashi Tharoor was confirmed as the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information with effect from 1 June 2002.

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28. Shashi Tharoor graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history from St Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

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29. Shashi Tharoor spent his high school years at St Xavier's Collegiate School in Calcutta.

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30. Shashi Tharoor was born in London, United Kingdom to a Malayali family of Lily and Chandran Tharoor of Palakkad, Kerala.

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31. Shashi Tharoor was a contributing editor for Newsweek International for two years.

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32. Shashi Tharoor was born on 9 March 1956 and is an Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.

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33. Shashi Tharoor gets it wrong again: Institution of democracy, not Jawaharlal Nehru set stage for 'chaiwalla' as PM.

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34. Shashi Tharoor has called Modi a 'scorpion on a Shivling', claiming he got it from an unknown RSS source.

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35. Shashi Tharoor said the ruling party in the state and the govt acted in haste to push through implementation of SC verdict.

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36. Shashi Tharoor spoke elaborately on how the strategic relationship between India and the UAE has grown particularly in the recent years.

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37. Shashi Tharoor said Sabarimala situation calls for 'extensive consultations and discussions among all stakeholders' rather than 'political drama'.

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38. Shashi Tharoor had waded into a controversy at the Bangalore Literature Festival on Sunday.

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39. Shashi Tharoor had waded into a controversy at the Bangalore Literature Festival on Sunday last by.

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40. Shashi Tharoor had earlier compared Modi to 'a scorpion sitting on a Shivling' and 'you cannot remove him with your hand and you cannot hit it with a chappal either'.

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41. Shashi Tharoor had waded into a controversy at the Bangalore Literature Festival Sunday last by claiming.

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42. Shashi Tharoor attacks PM Modi again, calls him hero on white stallion with upraised sword.

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43. Shashi Tharoor renewed took another jibe at PM Modi saying there have been lot of contradictions in PM's style of work in the past four and a half years.

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44. Shashi Tharoor sends legal notice to Ravi Shankar Prasad—'Apologise within 48 hrs or face action'.

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45. Shashi Tharoor quotes RSS source, says Modi is like a 'scorpion sitting on a Shivaling'.

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46. Shashi Tharoor asks why BJP has not built bigger statue for.

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47. Shashi Tharoor asks why BJP has not built bigger statue for the Mahatma.

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48. Shashi Tharoor sought an "unconditional apology" from the Union minister within 48 hours.

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49. Shashi Tharoor asks why BJP has not built bigger statue for Mahatma Gandhi.

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50. Shashi Tharoor claims to have read a "fair amount" of the Upanishads.

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51. Shashi Tharoor began writing at the age of 6, and his first published story appeared in the Sunday edition of The Free Press Journal, in Mumbai at age 10.

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52. Shashi Tharoor is notable for his eloquence while speaking, as demonstrated by the popularity of his speeches on online platforms such as YouTube.

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53. In March 2017, Shashi Tharoor called for the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata to be converted into a museum on atrocities by the United Kingdom during its rule in India.

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54. In January 2015, Shashi Tharoor asked not to debunk genuine accomplishments of Ancient Indian Science due to exaggerations of the Hindutva brigade, amid 2015 Indian Science Congress ancient aircraft controversy.

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55. Shashi Tharoor was dropped from the post of congress spokesperson on 13 October 2014 after he praised statements of his party's opponent, Prime Minister Modi.

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56. In May 2014 Shashi Tharoor won his re-election from Thiruvananthapuram, defeating O Rajagopal of the Bharatiya Janata Party by a margin of around 15,700 votes, and became a member of the 16th Lok Sabha, sitting in Opposition.

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57. In 2012 Shashi Tharoor was re-inducted into the Union Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the portfolio of minister of state for HRD.

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58. Shashi Tharoor denied the charges and, during his resignation speech in Parliament, called for a full inquiry.

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59. Shashi Tharoor was a pioneer in using social media as an instrument of political interaction.

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60. In March 2009 Shashi Tharoor contested the Indian General Elections as a candidate for the Congress Party in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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61. Shashi Tharoor was an international adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva from 2008 to 2011.

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62. Shashi Tharoor finished second, behind Ban Ki-moon of South Korea, in each of the four straw polls conducted by the UN Security Council.

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63. On 9 February 2007, Shashi Tharoor resigned from the post of Under-Secretary-General and left the UN on 1 April 2007.

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64. Shashi Tharoor is a member of the Indian National Congress and served as an official spokesperson for the party from January to October 2014.

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65. Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.

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