Litro #156: India: Letter from Editor: The Indian Diaspora

India is the only country that has an official acronym for its expatriates—NRIs, or Non-Resident Indians.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor is a two-time MP from Thiruvananthapuram, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, the former Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Human Resource Development and the former UN Under-Secretary-General. He has written 15 books, including, most recently, India Shastra.