For this summer’s Feminist Rani, Meghna Pant was joined by director Alankrita Shrivastava, who has made the groundbreaking and yet-to-be-released film Lipstick Under My Burkha. Alankrita and the film gained international attention following the decision by India’s Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to deny its theatrical release, citing this reason: “The story is lady(…)
At the Women Writers Fest in Mumbai, a pro-career and working women discussion put the big question about the monies. Who is the bread earner? Women need to be prepared to stay financially smart and independent. Are they doing enough? Do they need a stash of their own? How can they keep themselves financially separate(…)
SheThePeople.TV recently held its Bombaywaali conference at the Cuckoo Club. A panel discussion moderated by journalist and author Meghna Pant discussed whether Bombay is indeed a city that is safe for women.
Meghna Pant has published many books from fiction to women’s issues. She recently conducted a Twitter chat to share nuances of getting published and writing. Here are 8 tips for writers by Meghna Pant On who should become writers Not every person has the capability to write and so not everyone gets published. People don’t publish(…)
You are not alone. There are many others who have faced similar experiences. We together and form a community where we can find help, support one another and be the strength that is needed to end this violence against women and girls. A special edition to coincide the Washington March in solidarity of women seeking(…)
By Meghna Pant Rogues, criminals, scandalmongers and corrupt; politicians in India rarely enjoy a stellar reputation. Therefore it’s a breath of fresh air to see young, cosmopolitan, educated and driven politicians, that too women, step into the forefront in recent years. At November’s Feminist Rani we invited one of India’s most well-known political commentators: Priyanka(…)
Do Women Want to Have it All? Meghna Pant asked panelists of The Feminist Conf, hosted by SheThePeople.TV and UN Women in Mumbai. Sapna Bhavnani kicked off the conversation saying what women consider to be “all” is subjective — money, husband, family, kids? Who’s to say? We need to make choices for ourselves. Mahima Kaul of Twitter(…)
Is India’s film industry scared of the word Feminism? Do we give too much attention to what and how our stars think? Are they really feminists if the industry is yet debating gender pay gap? Or where women surge and grow basis the choice of the Khans? Recently Lisa Haydon who played a bold role in(…)