- Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and a former diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
|When was Shashi Tharoor born?||09 March 1956|
|How old is Shashi Tharoor in 2017? ||61 years|
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- He also currently serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs
- He was previously Minister of State in the Government of India for External Affairs (2009–2010) and Human Resource Development (2012–2014)
- He is a member of the Indian National Congress and served as an official spokesperson for the party from January to October 2014
- Until 2007, he was a career official at the United Nations, rising to the rank of Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information in 2001
- After 29 years at the UN, Tharoor announced his departure after finishing second in the 2006 elections for the Secretary-General to Ban Ki-moon
- Tharoor is also an acclaimed writer, having authored 15 bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction since 1981, all of which are centred on India and its history, culture, film, politics, society, foreign policy, and more
- He is also the author of hundreds of columns and articles in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, and The Times of India
- He was a contributing editor for Newsweek International for two years
- From 2010 to 2012, he wrote a column in The Asian Age/Deccan Chronicle and, for most of 2012, until his appointment as Minister, a column in Mail Today; he also writes an internationally syndicated monthly column for Project Syndicate
- He also wrote regular columns for The Indian Express (1991–93 and 1996–2001), The Hindu (2001–2008), and The Times of India (2007–2009)
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