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Award-win­ning au­thor, jour­nal­ist and speaker, MEGHNA PANT was fe­lic­i­tated with the Laadli Me­dia Award (2018) for her ar­ti­cles and op-eds on gen­der equal­ity and fem­i­nism, in Delhi last evening.

Pant has pre­vi­ously won the Bharat Nir­man Award (2017), the FON South Asia Short Story Award (2016), and the Muse In­dia Young Writer Award (2013). Her writ­ing has also been short­listed for the Com­mon­wealth Short Story Prize (2018), The Frank O'Con­nor In­ter­na­tional Prize (2014), and the Ama­zon Break­through Novel Award (2012).

She has re­cently pub­lished FEM­I­NIST RANI (Pen­guin Ran­dom House) that fea­tures in­ter­views with Kalki Koech­lin,

Gurme­har Kaur, Tan­may Bhat, Gul Panag, and Aditi Mit­tal, among oth­ers. She has pre­vi­ously pub­lished three ac­claimed fic­tion books: THE TROU­BLE WITH WOMEN (Jug­ger­naut, 2016),

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY (Ran­dom House In­dia, 2013), and ONE & A HALF WIFE (West­land, 2012). Pant has two up­com­ing books: THE HOLY 100 (Rupa) and HOW TO GET PUB­LISHED (Blooms­bury). Her short sto­ries have been pub­lished in re­puted in­ter­na­tional lit­er­ary mag­a­zines, as well as in an­tholo­gies like Namita Gokhale’s THE HI­MALAYAN ARC (HarperCollins, 2017), where her story re­ceived crit­i­cal recog­ni­tion from all ma­jor pub­li­ca­tions.

Her ar­ti­cles have been pub­lished in the Times of In­dia, Hin­dus­tan Times, The Huff­in­g­ton Post, Mid­Day, Mum­bai Mir­ror, DNA, The Asian Age, Grazia, Te­helka, Vogue, Verve, Harper’s Bazaar, Cos­mopoli­tan, In­dia To­day, The Huff­in­g­ton Post Scroll,

Buz­zFeed, First­post and Dai­lyO, among many oth­ers. Pant cu­rates the pop­u­lar event ‘Fem­i­nist Rani’, and in­ter­views lead­ing fe­male lead­ers like Shob­haa De, Chanda Kochhar, and Deepa Ma­lik on She’s The Boss (First­post), First Lady (First­post), and Get Real (SheThePeo­ple.TV).

big­gest lit­er­ary fes­ti­vals and con­fer­ences, in­clud­ing the up­com­ing Jaipur Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val, TEDx, Times LitFest, and the Kala Ghoda Arts Fes­ti­val. She has as­so­ci­ated with sev­eral char­i­ties for un­der­priv­i­leged girls, like the Avanti Young Women Lead­er­ship Pro­gram, The Blue Rib­bon Move­ment, Kehkasha 2017, Sru­jna Sheroes and served as a men­tor for Sheroes and Vi­tal Voices (a woman em­pow­er­ing ini­tia­tive by Hil­lary Clin­ton).

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