Too Woke To Be Funny

Too Woke To Be Funny Kiran Manral and Shunali Shroff in conversation with Rosella Stephen

Updated - February 14, 2024 10:41 am IST

Published - January 12, 2024 10:40 am IST

Venue The Hindu Pavilion SEE MAP

Time & DateJan 26 , 2024 , 06:00 pm - 06:50 pm

How to be funny in a woke world? In this session, Kiran Manral, Shunali Shroff and Rosella Stephen discuss the process of striking the delicate balance between humour and sensibilities.

Kiran Manral, an acclaimed author, TEDx speaker, and columnist, has garnered numerous awards, including the Women Achievers Award and the International Women’s Day Award, recognizing her excellence in writing. In 2022, she was acknowledged as one of the 75 Iconic Indian women in STEAM by Red Dot Foundation and Beyond Black, in collaboration with the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, and British High Commission, New Delhi. 

Shunali Khullar Shroff is an author, journalist, screenwriter and podcaster. She is the author of the bestselling books Love in the Time of Affluenza and Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother. She writes on modern Indian life, culture, travel and feminism for several print and digital publications. Her co-hosts Not Your Aunty podcast with Kiran Manral. 

Rosella Stephen, the editor of The Hindu Magazine and Literary Review, has an extensive background in journalism, including launching the lifestyle magazine Indulge at The New Indian Express. With a keen interest in culture, she actively contributes to discussions on entertainment, art appreciation, luxury, and leadership. She believes the access provided by digital, video and social media is changing culture and that makes this an interesting time to be documenting it. 

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