Mukund Padmanabhan - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Mukund Padmanabhan took over as Editor of The Hindu in March 2016. He was Editor of The Hindu BusinessLine from August 2013, before which he worked for The Hindu since 1997. An M-Phil in Philosophy, he studied in Chennai, Delhi and The London School of Economics. He worked briefly as a lecturer in University of Delhi before switching to journalism. In his career as a journalist, he has reported from various countries including Sri Lanka, Britain, Australia, Malaysia, and other countries in Europe. He worked for the magazine Sunday in Kolkata and the Indian Express before joining The Hindu in 1997 where he wrote editorials and oversaw many of the newspaper’s supplements including the Sunday Magazine, Literary Review and MetroPlus. He is interested in and has written about politics, legal affairs, and literature. He is an adjunct faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, where he teaches law and advanced writing to post-graduate students. He also curates two festivals of theatre and music on behalf of The Hindu Group of Publications – The Hindu Theatre Fest and The Hindu November Fest.