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Ep 2: Trial & Tribulations of Women in Media

Our focus in this episode is Trials & Tribulations of Women in Media.

Our two guests today are Harvinder Khetal an award-winning journalist working with The Tribune as Assistant Editor and Amarjot Kaur, a Chandigarh-based journalist with nine years of experience in covering culture, sub-cultures, LGBTQ and gender issues, politics, protests, education, music and art.

Harvinder Khetal is an award-winning journalist working with The Tribune, Chandigarh, for over 29 years in progressively senior positions. At present, she is an Assistant Editor and part of the editorial team of the paper that looks after the edit and oped pages. Her main duties include writing editorials on the burning issues of the day. The topics range from health, environment, politics, gender and education, especially those concerning the regions of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Amarjot Kaur is a Chandigarh-based journalist with nine years of experience in covering culture, sub-cultures, LGBTQ and gender issues, politics, protests, education, music and art. A part-time singer and full-time feminist, Amarjot has, during the course of her work as a journalist, come across several instances where women have faced discrimination in a patriarchal setup. She dreams of a gender-fluid world where a person’s sex does not dictate their choices in life.

CREDITS
Clearing The Haze –Making The Invisible Visible is a woman gaze series of podcasts on gender, equality, generation, and related issues produced by Shachi Irde on the occasion of the Generation Equality Forum and supported by the Embassy of France in India, the Institut Français in India and the Alliance Française in India.

Directed by: Shachi Irde | Technical support by: Hemant Soreng | Coordination by Alice Gauny
Proposed by: Alliance Française of Chandigarh | Ophélie Belin


Podcast Summary: Trial & Tribulations of Women in Media

Host: Shachi Irde

00:00: Introduction
01:33: [To Harvinder] All our careers have traversed interesting paths, share with us your career journey?
02:56: [To Amarjot] What made you chose journalism? Did you have a role model? Did you face any opposition?
05:21: [To Amarjot] What are your battles? How do you push back when you hear a lot of male opinions coming your way?
09:59: [To Harvinder & Amarjot] How do you keep yourself abreast of things happening in social media? How do you handle criticism or trolls?
19:37: [To Amarjot] Women often are subjected to benevolent sexism in the name of support. What has been your experience?
20:23: [To Harvinder] Is your experience any different?
23:42: [To Harvinder] What has been the most coveted moment in your career?
25:35: [To Amarjot] What have been your dreams?
29:40: [To Harvinder] How do you pay it forward w.r.t raising aspirations of young women?
31:16: [To Amarjot] Any last words?
32:56: Conclusion. Outro.