Bangalore International Centre, had arranged a Book Launch of “Breaking News: A Woman in a Man’s World” authored by Mrs.KamlaMankekaron 18thAugust, 2014 at 6.30 PM. Ms.Ammu Joseph, Independent Journalist and Author chaired and moderated the discussion on the book.
Mrs.KamlaMankekar narrated the struggles of a woman in a primarily male-dominated profession while recording the cultural and social changes that marked the pivotal decades of India’s history.
In recounting anecdotes of her encounters with newspaper editors and proprietors, refugees and social activists, actors, playwrights, musicians and poets, industrialists, politicians, and ‘ordinary’ people, the author has created sparkling portraits of the people who have shaped modern India.She also highlighted the differences in the ethics of journalism in the olden days and the present era. The mellow tenor of her talk about her bitter-sweet experience without any trace of bitterness touched a chord in the hearts of all those who attended the event.
The thought provoking talk was well received by a receptive audience.