Women Writers Fest Ahmedabad

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We had a  fabulous line up of speakers discussing a range of diverse topics. From women in the workplace to women behind the scenes in Bollywood, to women from Indian history, to nonfiction narratives by women, to the business of publishing, and more

Women Writers Fest Ahmedabad is all set for 19th December at the IIM A Campus, Ahmedabad. The day-long festival puts the spotlight on authors, writers, bloggers, and editors, featuring firebrand panelists from across genres. After a tremendous response in various cities last year SheThePeople.TV is bringing the Women Writers Fest to Ahmedabad for the first time.

The fest will provide a forum for women writers from varied fields, be it fiction, nonfiction, journalism, blogging and more, to come together and discuss issues that are important to modern women.

In this edition of the SheThePeople Women Writers Fest in Ahmedabad, we will have fabulous speakers discussing a range of diverse topics. From women in the workplace, to women behind the scenes in Bollywood, to women from Indian history, to nonfiction narratives by women, to the business of publishing, and more, we have a wide cross-section of panel discussions scheduled as well a workshop for aspiring writers. Confirmed speakers include Kalpana Morparia, Sudha Menon, Gayatri Rangachari Shah, Rana Safvi, Ira Mukhoty, Nidhi Razdan, Shaili Chopra, Kiran Manral, Saba Naqvi and many more.

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The diverse range of participants on each panel will make for rich discussions on wellness, sexuality, parenting, gender, feminism, and fashion, and is sure to inspire change.

This festival aims to focus the dialogue around women writers who are breaking new ground in content, style, and storytelling. The Women Writers’ Fest is organized by SheThePeople.TV and curated by Founder Shaili Chopra, Ideas Editor Kiran Manral

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Venue: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Sargam Marg, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015


  • Kiran Manral
  • Shaili Chopra
  • Nidhi Razdan
  • Rana Safvi
  • Saba Naqvi
  • Ira Mukhoty
  • Sudha Menon
  • Kalpana Morparia
  • Jenny Bhatt
  • Gayatri Rangachari Shah
  • Anaita Shroff Adajania
  • Mallika Dua
  • Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Milee Ashwarya
  • Savi Sharma
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SheThePeople.TV is India’s biggest storytelling platform for women and inspires new dialogue, exchanges leadership ideas, fosters networking and reinforces the ability of women to contribute to growth. Founder Shaili Chopra says, “We need to celebrate writing across genres, way beyond literature. We have women ahead in screenwriting, short stories, business and entrepreneurship, fiction, environment, some fantastic columnists and more. As part our effort to do more with writers across India, this is a first of a kind festival that promises to ignite rising minds”

Women Writers Fest

We have a power packed day with some award winning authors and writers.

December 2018





Opening remarks: 10 am

Shaili Chopra

Shubha Bhandari

Session: 1

Timing: 10.15 am to 11.00 am

Topic: Heroines, History and Us

Moderator: Anurita Rathore

Speakers: Rana Safvi & Ira Mukhoty

Session: 2

Timing: 11.00 am to 11.45 am

Topic: Leadership and women in the workspace

Moderator: Jenny Bhatt

Speakers: Shaili Chopra, Anuranjita Kumar, Sonu Bhasin & Shinjini Kumar

Session: 3

Timing: 11.45 am to 12.30 pm

Topic: Women in the Boardroom

Kalpana Morparia in conversation with Sudha Menon

Session: 4

Timing: 12. 30 pm to 1.15 pm

Topic: Talking politics

Moderator: Shaili Chopra

Speakers: Smita Prakash, Sheela Reddy

1.15 pm to 2.15 pm Workshop/ Lunch break

Milee Ashwarya on the ABCs of getting published

2.15 pm  to 2.45pm

Topic: How I marketed my self published book to become a bestseller

Speaker: Savi Sharma in conversation with Kiran Manral

Session: 6

Timing: 2.45 pm to 3.30 pm

The Gendered Gaze in Our Mythology

A Talk by Devdutt Pattanaik

Session: 7

Timing: 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm

Topic:  Women Transforming Bollywood

Gayatri Rangachari Shah on her book Changemakers

In conversation with Amrita Pandey, Priya Seth and Anaita Adajania

Session: 8

Timing: 4.15 pm to 5. 00 pm

Mallika Dua with Kiran Manral on Why Funny Women Can Change The World

Session : 9

Timing 5.00 pm to 5.45 pm

Topic: In Conversation with Udayan Thakker

Closing notes: 6pm


Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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