Dr. Shashi Tharoor is Chairman of Afras Ventures, a prize-winning author of ten books, and a widely-published critic, commentator and columnist (including for The Hindu, The Times of India and Newsweek). In 2007 he concluded a nearly 29-year career with the United Nations, culminating as the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information. For more information, please visit www.shashitharoor.com.

The Daily Beast's Shashi Tharoor writes from India that the biggest threat to Mumbai isn’t bullets or bombs--but an assault on India's open democracy. PLUS, view a gallery of photos from the scene of the attacks.