Bangalore Rani – Being a Woman Journalist in India
Bangalore Rani is an event that celebrates the women of Bangalore. From SheThePeople.tv, India’s biggest online storytelling platform for women, Bangalore Rani puts the spotlight on women who are an integral part of the social, cultural and professional fabric of the city of Bangalore.
From a Female Perspective: Being a Woman Journalist in India
Women are an integral part of the newspapers we read, the radio we listen to, the television we watch, the magazines we peruse. So what is it like to be a woman journalist working in modern day India? Three veteran female journalists from Bangalore discuss the joys and pitfalls of their chosen profession. From news to features, print and television to microblogging, these women have done it all, so come hear their stories.
Venue: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Lavelle Road
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Date: 18 January 2018
Ammu Joseph is an independent journalist and author of six books, including three on gender & media. Having taught at several institutions of media education, she is a founder-member of the Network of Women in Media, India, as well as Media Watch Bengaluru.
Ruth Dsouza Prabhu started out as a TV programming producer and moved to features editor at a reputed daily. She now freelances for print and online publications, with specific niches in the food and beverage, interiors, lifestyle and health.
Shrabonti Bagchi has been a writer and editor for over 15 years. She has worked at The Times of India, TOI Crest, The Telegraph, DNA and FactorDaily, writing on society, books, art, music, food, and technology. Currently, she is an independent writer and editor working towards her maiden book project.
Dhanya Rajendran is the Editor-in-Chief at www.thenewsminute.com. A graduate of the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), many of her reports on human rights violations and corruption resulted in national investigations including two by the country’s apex agency the CBI.
The discussion will be moderated by Sunayana Roy, blogger, writer and editor.
Partners and Supporters
SodaBottleOpenerWala by the Olive group is a concept that is unique to India. It is your quintessential Bombay Irani Café and bar with all its idiosyncrasies in place and brings forth the dying legacy of the wonderful, bustling, colorful, quirky, cluttered, eccentric and so real world of an Irani café. It serves Parsi cuisine, food gems that sparkle on the streets of Bombay and old-world clubs.
The design of SodaBottleOpenerWala is old world, colonial and humorous. It is our take on the Parsi-style Freddie Mercury meets Monty Python. The eccentricity and mirth evokes spontaneous laughter over the signature large blackboard touting the ‘Rules of the establishment’ like No Laughing Loudly. No Talking to Cashier. No feet on chair. No flirting. No Pata Hai Main Kaun Hoon. And is a constant feature in all the SodaBottleOpenerWala properties.
SodaBottleOpenerWala has eight outlets in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
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