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Sunday, Feb 23, 2020
Kanishk Tharoor

Kanishk Tharoor


Kanishk Tharoor is a writer and broadcaster. He is the author of Swimmer Among the Stars, a collection of short fiction, and the presenter of the BBC radio series Museum of Lost Objects. He tweets as @kanishktharoor.

articles by Kanishk Tharoor (54 results)
Jun 01, 2018 16:30
The American attachment to guns has much less to do with high constitutional principle or even practical need (67% of gun owners may say they have guns “for protection,” but crime rates in America have plummeted since 1990; there is an inverse relationship... read more
May 04, 2018 16:55
Leaving the club may be something of a mercy for Wenger, allowing him new chances to win the adulation and respect he deserves read more
Apr 13, 2018 18:29
I always find it puzzling and a little sad how nativists cling to the wishful purity of their vision of the past. Why allow yourself to be humiliated by the likely fact of migration? If your sense of self is dependent on insisting that you are a purer... read more
Jan 24, 2018 17:35
Many Americans still cling onto the idea that their country is in some part a “racial” project, that there is a core cultural or ethnic identity to the nation, and that their whiteness in some way makes them superior to others. read more
Dec 06, 2017 13:33
The quarter or third of Americans who steadfastly support Trump’s administration are unlikely to be upset by his behaviour. His incitement helps polarise Americans and strengthen his base of support read more
Nov 10, 2017 13:54
Cities like New York and London and Mumbai are inevitable targets for extremists. They defy zealots and purists. They are diverse, complicated, and contradictory. read more
Oct 25, 2017 17:54
A new Pew study launched this week shows that commitment to democracy around the world is inconsistent. By international standards, a large proportion of Indians (27%) “very strongly” support having a “strong leader” who can bypass democratic checks... read more
Oct 06, 2017 16:54
I hope that galvanises more investment, better coaching, training, and scouting for youth players, and more opportunities for local footballers to pursue meaningful careers in the sport. I also hope it wins the national football team even a portion of... read more
Sep 10, 2017 18:56
Journalists, activists, scholars, students and protesters shouldn’t have to fear being physically attacked or killed for their views read more
Aug 12, 2017 07:45
These rallies help cement Trump’s position among the minority of Americans who remain firmly in his camp. His rallies are like the passion plays of medieval Europe, figuring a virtuous hero against forces of evil in a quest for the redemption of the... read more
Jul 14, 2017 12:30
Mails from Trump Junior released this week show that Russia wanted to help Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton, and that both Trump’s son and son-in-law Jared Kushner were involved in building connections to Russia read more
Jun 30, 2017 13:22
While more Americans still sympathise with Israel over Palestine, attitudes are changing. Criticism of America’s unflinching support of Israel is more palpable than before read more
Jun 16, 2017 14:06
For a long time now popular culture in the US has assumed the universality of the white American experience. That is slowly changing. Today, Indian figures star not as exotic tokens of another world, but as fully realised individuals read more
Jun 01, 2017 14:02
Trump’s rise has unleashed energies into public life that were previously suppressed. Under the Narendra Modi-led government, a similar majoritarianism is visible read more
May 18, 2017 15:43
In India, we worry about racism against Indians in places like Australia and the United States, but we don’t consider our daily biases towards our compatriots to be racist read more