Young Dynamism. An Indian man prepares fabrics for sale in Mumbai, India, where gunmen launched attacks against popular hotel and tourist destinations in November 2008. The attacks have served as a wake-up call for Indians across all sectors of society, Shashi Tharoor said, adding that India’s young and dynamic ­society will continue to drive change on the subcontinent.
Young Dynamism. An Indian man prepares fabrics for sale in Mumbai, India, where gunmen launched attacks against popular hotel and tourist destinations in November 2008. The attacks have served as a wake-up call for Indians across all sectors of society, Shashi Tharoor said, adding that India’s young and dynamic ­society will continue to drive change on the subcontinent.
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Shashi Tharoor, former United Nations under-­secretary-general is a respected Indian author and commentator. His most recent book is titled The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power. Just eight days after the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, Tharoor spoke with Simon Marks, coproducer of the Stanley Foundation radio documentary “India Rising.”Shashi Tharoor: India has...

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