Shashi Tharoor - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
3:30 pm
The Red Couch

Paul Fernandes – Artist of the City: Bangalore Then and Now

Paul Fernandes, Shashi Tharoor, Indu Balachandran with Prateeti Punja Ballal

Day 2
5:45 pm

The Tharoors Confabulate

Shashi Tharoor with Smita Tharoor


An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Dr. Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a second-term Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, he has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. During his nearly three-decade long prior career at the United Nations, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary General during Kofi Annan’s leadership of the organisation. Dr. Tharoor is also an award-winning author of sixteen books of both fiction as well as non-fiction.