Jump to navigation

Vol 3 (AAC) No 7

Published 1st May 2010


Tweeting Tharoor and the cricket controversy

Minister of State for External Affairs for Africa Shashi Tharoor considered himself a modern diplomat for his embracing of the internet messaging website Twitter. Yet his tweets from Liberia and Mauritius did little more than rankle Delhi’s chattering classes. Twitter also proved to be his downfall after a battle of words with Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL), led to his resignation on 18 April. ‘I will always be a voice for Africa,’ said Tharoor, a former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Communications.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 456 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.