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Shashi Tharoor
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Indian publishers of children's books in English have gone beyond mythology:…
Fine turn of phrase by BSF slogan-writer at Attari post: not disturbing the peace but disturbing the war!
Informal chat at the Attari border with BSF Commandant. Morale on our side is high. We want peace but remain vigilant
Re my previous tweet, the singularly unilluminating Govt press release: 662 athletes recommended, 516 approved:… Why?
So our government has dropped 146 athletes from the Asian Games contingent recommended by the IOA. Would they care to explain why? Criteria?
What were the chances my parents would bump into @ShashiTharoor at Wagah Border? Apparently very high
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Sharp analysis by @AbhinandanSekhr on the "compulsory/optional" Teacher's Day Speech of @PMOIndia :…
Ooops!! But fighting corruption is on the agenda. BJP Leaders Caught on Camera Buying Support of Legislators in Delhi…
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Delhi is turning out to be a strange battle, or what one might call, Ajeeb Jung.
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Assume BJP Government won't continue to dawdle on the priorities laid out by @narendramodi before he became @PMOIndia?
Congratulations JituRai for a World Shooting silver medal:… Now best wishes for gold at Rio!
In particular they need two full body truck scanners without which they cannot inspect 1000s of Pak bags crossing the border. Will pursue
Visited the Integrated Check Post at Attari where land trade w/Pakistan is conducted. Our Customs staff need more support from Government.
With family at the Attari /Wagah border. The last inch of Indian soil, ably guarded by our jawans
Laying a wreath at Jallianwallah Bagh where 1879 Indians were killed. May our nation prove worthy of their sacrifice
A Malayali Sikh family sets out for the Golden Temple -- Shashi Singh Nair, sisters & mother
Dressed for the Golden Temple out of respect for the conventions of the Sikh faith
At the Golden Temple in Amritsar with my mother &sisters. Magnificent place of worship, a haven of peace &reverence
A patriot, professional, a visionary & a statesman and a great human being, Dr Sanjeevi Rao's death is an immeasurable loss to the nation
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Dr Sanjeevi Rao was the first Minister for Electronics in Smt. Indira Gandhi's cabinet and the first Chairman of the Electronics Commission
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A sad day for the family as we cremated our father Dr MS Sanjeevi Rao, 86, yesterday after he passed away on Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
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The BJP government's disregard for propriety…
Books for all! The best message this International Literacy Day. (And a little water always helps).
With Malaysian Deputy Education Minister @PKamalanathan who asked to meet me despite my exit from government.
Marked International Literacy Day by releasing attractive new children's books published for free distribution to schools by @RoomtoRead
Japan's demographic problem is the opposite of ours:… But they don't believe in immigration to solve it
2/2 the case for a paperless Parliament. We could enhance efficiency&save a lot of paper w/e-versions of reports,govt statements,replies etc
1/2 Called on Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to follow up on two issues I had written to her about: need for a Forum of MPs on coastal area issues&
Agree w/ @DrSYQuraishi:"Something v.right w/India if army chief is subedar's son&StStephen's president is gardener's"…
For all who are curious about what exactly Malayalis are celebrating today, the story of #Onam:…
@ShashiTharoor Ur unbiased POVs both for n anti establishment is always respected.. this is something I look 4 in politicians of any parties
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Calling Android geeks: my Samsung S5 keeps syncing like Titanic; I now have multiple copies of every contact&the phone stalls. How do i fix?
This #Onam morning, spare a thought for people of Jammu&Kashmir reeling under devastating floods, &the brave Indian Army jawans helping them
സ്നേഹത്തിന്റെയും അസ്‌വാര്യത്തിന്റെയും സന്തോഷത്തിന്റെയും സമൃദ്ിയുടേയും സഹോധാര്യത്തിന്റെയും... എല്ലാവര്‍കും എന്റെ ഹൃദയം നിറഞ്ഞ ഓണാശംസകള്‍.!
3/3 At #Onam King Mahabali returns to check on how his people are doing. A great occasion for joy, compassion, gift-giving& solidarity.
2/3 Onam is the only major Indian festival that people of all faiths&castes equally consider their own. Embodies Kerala's unity& pluralism
1/3 Though i am not personally celebrating Onam (or anything else) this year, i wish u all happiness, prosperity, love & peace this Onam.
Why hasn't @narendramodi & @PMOIndia congratulated @MirzaSania on her extraordinary achievement? Hope he too hasn't left it to her in-laws?
Thanks to poor connectivity in Thiruvananthapuram that tweet didn't go out this morning. Wonder what's @PMOIndia 's excuse?
My proud congratulations to @MirzaSania, the only Indian woman to win a GrandSlam. Now this great daughter of India has a third one.Shabash!
I wish all those who routinely vilify the Indian army for its 'role in Kashmir' take some time out to praise its flood relief efforts today!
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J&K is witnessing arguably the worst floods in its history. It is a human tragedy calling for national effort for rescue & relief. 1/n
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2/2 @_PareshBhatt @thikalbrad But we are all committed to pluralism, democracy, inclusive growth, social justice &internationalism @INCIndia