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Have We Let Shashi Tharoor Erase Questions About His Past?

Tharoor has returned to the limelight even as his possible involvement in Sunanda Pushkar's death remains the elephant in the room. With his clipped accent and international career, his Stephanian status (one shared by Barkha Dutt and other leading journalists) and his polished demeanour, he gets access to the in-crowd that runs the capital's intellectual professions. Why, he is the in-crowd, and he has benefitted politically and socially from his position. This naturally influences how he is portrayed in the media, which in turn, shapes public opinion.