Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor is a member of Parliament from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram constituency

‘Britain owes India an apology’

At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion “This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies”.

Europe’s past is India’s future. That dismal thought is inescapable amidst these tranquil Tuscan hills where the clash of arms between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines is a 500-year-old memory.

You have to understand that there is a fundamental misconception among a major section of Hindus that eating beef is a virtue for Muslims. It is not. Islam has nowhere said you should eat beef.