SPEAKERS

Meghna Pant
Author, Journalist

Meghna Pant is an award-winning author, journalist, feminist and speaker. She has won a variety of awards for her contribution to literature, gender issues and journalism. In 2012, she won the Muse India National Literary Awards Young Writer Award for her debut novel ‘One-and-a-Half Wife’. Her collection of short stories, ‘Happy Birthday and Other Stories’ was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Award. One of Pant’s greatest achievements was her retelling of the epic poem The Mahabharata in one hundred tweets. Pant previously worked as a business news anchor with Times Now, NDTV and Bloomberg-UTV in Mumbai and New York. She reported from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the 2008 financial crisis. She quit in 2013 to pursue writing full-time, and returned to India.

Pant has written on issues including consent, rape, domestic violence, miscarriage, surrogacy, body-shaming and public safety for women for various publications, including The Hindustan Times and The Huffington Post, and was the Features Editor at SheThePeople.TV. In 2018, she was awarded the Laadli Media Award for her writing on gender equality.