Shashi Tharoor

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An author, politician and former international civil servant, Dr Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. He is currently a second-term Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) and formerly served as Under-Secretary General at the United Nations.

Dr Tharoor is an award-winning author of 16 books of fiction and non-fiction including Pax Indica and Inglorious Empire.

Dr Tharoor was a pioneer in using social media as an instrument of political interaction. Till 2013 he was India’s most-followed politician on Twitter, until being overtaken that year by the current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. He was the first Indian to reach 10,000 and 100,000 followers on the medium, and currently has 4.5 million followers.