Are womenfunny? Joinconversation with city’s Ranis

The first edition of Bangalore Rani is being organised on November 11, by Atta Galata in collaboration with SheThepeople.

Published: 10th November 2017 09:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2017 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: The first edition of Bangalore Rani is being organised on November 11, by Atta Galata in collaboration with SheThepeople.TV (digital storytelling platform for women). The event is to prove wrong the notion that women cannot write humor or be funny. The organisers hope to have a discussion “without becoming hysterical” with panelists “who have their humour firmly in place.” The panelists are authors Andallib Wajid and Rachana Singh and the moderator Sunanyana Roy.

”Humour is an essential tool for women to speak about their concerns,” says event organiser and writer Kiran Manral.Andaleeb, who has published 13 novels over the last eight years, says, “Humour is not easy to write but then there are other time, it come naturally. I can’t force it.” She writes across genres including young adult, romance, horror and humour. The ones that reflect her sense of humour are Asmara’s Summer, The Crunch Factor and A Sweet Deal.

Rachna Singh wrote her popular and hilarious book Band, Bajaa and Boys when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “Humour comes naturally to me and it was writing this book that kept me positive,” she says, adding, “writing is an escape and humor conceals all the struggles of life.” She is an HR Professional and considers Baby Doll Main Sone Di her anthem. Sunanyana Roy is a writer and a prominent blogger.

Shaili Chopra, award winning journalist and founder of SheThePeople.TV,  says, “We want to celebrate women from different cities. SheThePeople runs programmes like these to increase dialogue among women and shift the spotlight to them. The idea is to bring women together for creative projects and engage with them on writing and publishing.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp