Book Launch & Discussion: Good Innings – The Extraordinary, Ordinary Life of Lily Tharoor

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan
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Good Innings: The Extraordinary, Ordinary Life of Lily Tharoor written by Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan tells her mother’s extraordinary, ordinary story through a combination of personal reflections, life lessons, and philosophical insights. Smita Tharoor, podcaster, TEDx speaker, founder of Tharoor Associates & co-founder of Culturelytics will speak to her sister, Shobha on her writing journey, both as the author of this intimate account of their mother Lily’s life and as an award-winning children’s author of a dozen books including It’s Time to Rhyme and Prince with a Paintbrush. Shobha was a National Award winner for Narration at the 68th National Film Awards in 2022 and will also read aloud from her books.

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan is an award-winning children’s author, poet, and voice-over talent who won the 68th National Film Awards in India for Best Narration Voiceover for the film Rhapsody of Rains- Monsoons of Kerala in 2022. Shobha has recorded voice work for documentaries, educational programs, journalistic initiatives, and audio books, and her distinct mellifluous voice embellishes her own narratives as well. Shobha has published children’s books in India and the United States, and her books have been excerpted in school texts and are part of school curricula in India. Shobha is a regular speaker on panels and a frequent guest at Literary festivals. She has been featured on radio and TV, profiled in magazines and one of her stories was dramatically performed by Silicon Valley Shakespeare, California. Good Innings: The Extraordinary, Ordinary Life of Lily Tharoor a tribute to her mother and to women everywhere has resonated nationally and has been translated into Malayalam.

Smita Tharoor is a motivational keynote speaker and thought leader on the Unconscious Bias and how it influences all of us. Smita has spoken at conferences all over the world from Philadelphia to Penang with Berlin and Bangalore in the middle. She talks about emotional resilience, change management, leading in times of uncertainty and other similar topics all embedded by our unconscious bias. She is the co-founder of Culturelytics a company that uses artificial intelligence to understand culture in an organization and the founder of Tharoor Associates a Training, Coaching and Organisational development company. She is a TEDx speaker, Broadcaster, Trainer, Coach, Mentor, Mindfulness Practitioner and Associate Lecturer.