MEGHNA PANT WINS LAADLI MEDIA AWARD
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).
Pant has spoken at the nation’s 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).