We all know Shashi Tharoor as the orator extraordinaire who has often won arguments and political discourse with his vocabulary and liberal political ideology.

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But his recent video shows him in a different light — a devout Hindu.

Recently at the Hay Festival, Tharoor delivered a speech defending himself as a practising Hindu. And he profoundly rolls out pearls of wisdom that characterise the essence of what it means to belong to the religion.

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With excerpts from his latest book, Why I Am A Hindu, Tharoor reminds us of the pluralism that defined the religion’s core. Hinduism is not synonymous with ‘Hindutva’ and Tharoor perfectly explains it in this video.

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Watch this and consider it as a reminder that pluralism is the way forward. And intolerance needs to run its course and die a natural death.

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