Shashi Tharoor on India’s Pegasus spyware scandal and Modi’s coronavirus disaster

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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Shashi Tharoor MP, one of India’s most renowned authors and a heavyweight of the Indian National Congress. He discusses the Pegasus spyware leaks that show 40 journalists, Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and two serving union ministers were on a list of potential targets, and the serious implications these have on an India arguably turning increasingly authoritarian under Narendra Modi and the Hindu-nationalist right-wing BJP. He also discusses India’s coronavirus catastrophe, the paradox of a slow vaccination drive despite India being the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world, and relations with China.

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