Comments on: Has Shashi Tharoor dug his own political grave? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ashchow1986 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13688 Sat, 01 May 2010 11:36:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13688 Once surrounded by high-profile UN diplomats, now surrounded by controversies. He remained unfazed by all the controversies until one that cost him his job.

http://india.suite101.com/article.cfm/sh ashi-tharoor–an-elite-outsider-is-a-cont roversys-child

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By: ashchow1986 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13687 Sat, 01 May 2010 11:36:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13687 He came, he spoke, he tweeted, he created controversies and he went. His tryst with controversies cost him his job. What were these controversies?

http://india.suite101.com/article.cfm/sh ashi-tharoor—a-birds-eye-view-of-all-his -controversies

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By: naren09 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13587 Sun, 25 Apr 2010 21:35:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13587 Mr.Sashi Tharoor as described by many others has got a very high qualification which is the only reason that he is being kicked on back again and again. Unfortunately, Indian Politicians seem to be losing their image and so they take complete advantage of the situation by spaking some or the other controversy on this “Messiah of Indian Politics”.

Also, Mr. Tharoor is not able to pass the buck since he realised sooner or later that India is a DEMOCRATIC country. And in such a country, a public servant could never make any comment which fuels even the slightest trouble possible. May be, he could have avoided this situation had he thought that this is not United Nations and that its India. Here the frequencies and attitude of the politicians are very narrow and so the slightest remark would even cost ones LIFE too!!!

Anyway may GOD save our country, if not Mr. Tharoor from all these power and money greedy politicians.

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By: kurian http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13573 Sat, 24 Apr 2010 08:12:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13573 Mr.Sashi Tharoor, is man of high caliber, but the Indian politricking he does not know, but he will learn this eventually.But UPA government want to pass their finance bill is needed a scapegoat, so Tharoor was the right candidate. That action is backfired now and more heads needed to rolled, people worse than Tharoor is in intact in the UPA government, and they cannot touch them other wise UPA will fall out.???????

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By: jpanicker http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13568 Fri, 23 Apr 2010 15:27:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13568 Mr. Tharoor may not have done anything wrong in this particular case. He is sacked by people who are jealous and scared off – what will happen in the future when he will be a senior cabinet minister. They used the opportunity.

Tharoor is not a true patriot of India. He is also an opportunist. He could not get the post of Secretary General of UN – the next choice was to be a Cabinet minister in India. Then move to the Secretary General post. A patriot will not ask the Indian people to follow what Americans do when they sing their National Anthem. It was outrageous for him to go against many centuries of traditions. Even for United Nations Ambassador Nambiar should have been a better choice than Tharoor. What are the accomplishments of Tharoor?

How long did he was part of Kerala in his life? How much time he spend in Kerala?
What did he ever do for Kerala? He selected Kerala constituency because he knew he will get support.

Though I criticized him above – I am sure Tharoor will come back stronger than ever before. I hope he learned his lesson. I hope he will be loyal and patriot to Kerala and India when he returns in his glory. I wish him all the best and look forward to see his come back.

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By: mujeebpatla1 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13567 Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:19:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13567 “Wrong person, on wrong position at very wrong time”…
I will say that about Mr Tharoor.
He deserved a better treatment from the one of the biggest democracy of the world.
I never feel a bad feeling about his political fate, which caused a doomsday to him, and all the progressive, auspecious, well being aspiring citizens of India.
Becuase of the reason, one cannot be sole prgressive thinking mentality with all other over aged burdens.
Also, Shakespeare told once so right,”Minority can be wrong, but majority is always wrong…”

Mr. Tharoor, best of luck next time. We want you to our nation, but, now She is not ready with Her other children who still prefers dal over sandwich.

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By: gogunners http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13543 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 02:39:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13543 @Toeknee: I don;t think it matters where he comes from. That’s somewhat parochial. Nonetheless, IPL has been a money-minting machine from the very beginning. Imagine bringing a cricket league to people’s homes, where matches last no longer than 3 hours mostly, and throw in lots of scantily-clad cheerleaders. It would convert even a non-cricket watcher to a maniac, no? As far as Tharoor is concerned, he speaks well. and tweets well too. But that’s about it I would say. He would now have to truly prove his mettle all over again. But like Toeknee said, Tharoor should indeed have kept his trap shut. and stayed away from twitter too.

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By: nban http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13538 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:28:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13538 Tharoor seriously could not have thought he could change Indian polity through twitter. I think he was being a bit too radical and foolish from the start. Look where it landed him. Next time, Mr Minister take it slow and easy and hopefully controversy free.

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By: ToeKnee http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13534 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:30:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13534 I am a bit biased towards Tharoor, probably because he hails from Kerala too. Even so, I agree he’s a political novice and should lie low — he has the potential to do wonders in Indian politics but so far has only succeeded in courting controversy. If only he kept his mouth and the Twitter trap shut…

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By: Rituparna http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/has-shashi-tharoor-dug-his-own-political-grave/comment-page-1/#comment-13532 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:08:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3042#comment-13532 We are living in denial. Mayawati accepts and wears a python of a garland made of currency notes yet no visible action has been taken against this obvious display of wealth. Tharoor has not found his foothold yet, probably has a chip on his shoulder about turning around a political system that has weathered more storms than the combined age of its ageing representatives. If the IPL controversy had not hit the Congress minister, his outspokenness would eventually have been his pitfall.

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