Shashi Tharoor says ‘Why I am not longer convinced that,…’

Shashi Tharoor
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Shashi Tharoor has tweeted, Why I am not longer convinced that, despite all those debates at school,”the pen is mightier than the sword”: “How will the pen stand up to the sword, if the sword is wielded w/the authority of the government of the day?” [my words; the article misquotes]

Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician, writer and former international diplomat who has been serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009. He was formerly Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and contested for the post of Secretary-General in 2006.He also serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology and All India Professionals Congress.He formerly served as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs (2014 to 2019). In 2019, Shashi Tharoor received the Sahitya Academy Award for his book An Era of Darkness in a non-fiction category in English language.

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