Women are breaking boundaries, challenging stereotypes and doing it all on their own terms. Here are some inspirational women you need to know about.
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for” – Oprah Winfrey
Whatever you do, if you do it differently you’ll stand out. Being different isn’t a bad thing – it just means you’re brave enough to be yourself.
Nothing could be more spot-on for the working women of today. It is now up to every woman to script her own success story. So, on this Women’s Day, let’s read about the journeys of some inspirational Indian women who have set benchmarks in their chosen fields.
1. Anpu Varkey, Graffiti Artist
It was while living in Bremen, Germany, that Anpu Varkey, a New Delhi-based street artist and painter, had her very first rendezvous with street art. She was intrigued by how feelings were expressed on the streets with the help of paint. That’s when the transition from a studio painter to street artist transpired.
Since 2011, the year Anpu moved back to India, she’s been sharpening her art by taking a shot at huge paintings and furthermore partaking in and co-sorting out an assortment of road craftsmanship celebrations. Jaba, her first realistic novel, was distributed in 2014 and investigates the day by day life of her feline. She is, truth be told, understood for her feline themed wall paintings – her mark. That year she collaborated with German craftsman Hendrik Beikirch to paint the tallest (158 ft) wall painting in Delhi. This gem was finished in five days and was a devotion to Mahatma Gandhi. It’s not simply in India that Anpu is mainstream; she’s abandoning her blemish on dividers over the world.
2) Priyanka Kochhar, Professional Biker
A cruiser breakdown is the thing that provoked the enthusiasm of Priyanka Kochhar, who’s stuck around cars as far as she can recollect. Aside from zooming around on her KTM Duke 200, this pioneer is likewise a model in India and abroad. Priyanka’s tryst with bicycles started in 2014. She never envisioned at the time that the slant to dash through the bustling roads of Mumbai would rise into an undeniable energy. All it took was an enthusiasm for experience and her trusty Royal Enfield Classic 350 – and the rest is history.
In a world of male-dominated petrolheads, spirited Priyanka is breaking stereotypes. She’s learning to pop a wheelie and improving her knowledge about bikes every day, though she already knows enough to ride the length and breadth of India while making passers-by swoon with her smouldering looks.
3) Avani Chaturvedi, Flying Officer – IAF
Avani Chaturvedi is the first Indian woman to fly a MiG-21 fighter aircraft in her first solo sortie. Avani was part of a three-woman group from the Indian Air Force that was the first to undertake fighter pilot training – another feather to add to her already illustrious hat.
This uncommon lady from Madhya Pradesh originates from a group of armed force officers, and the military life they drove has roused her. She increased flying knowledge through a club in school, and inevitably this adoration for flying urged her to join the IAF. Her first solo foray is just a venturing stone before she’s completely operational and prepared to be conveyed, so Avani still needs to take in every one of the complexities of flying the contender.
4) Radhika GR, Mountaineer
Radhika GR is metaphorically and truly large and in charge. She scaled the most elevated mountain in all of Europe and Russia – Mount Elbrus, which is a grandiose 18,550 feet. This daring supermom climbed the mountain from the street less went in the north rather than the trek-accommodating south. How frequently have you known about an Indian lady cop accomplishing something like this?
Hailing from Telangana, Radhika has made the district of Chittoor proud by being the first Indian woman to wear a uniform while doing what she does. Radhika cleared the police exams and became a Deputy Superintendent in 2007. It was after a trek to Mount Kailash on foot in 2012 that she decided to take up mountaineering. She has also climbed Mt Everest, Mt Kosciuszko (Australia), Mt Kilimanjaro (Africa) – apart from Kangri, Kun, Menthosa, and Golep in India.
5) Sneha Khanwalkar, Music Director
Sneha Khanwalkar is well-known for creating songs that are contemporary and creative. She was born and brought up in Indore. Her mother’s family was a part of the Gwalior Gharana of Hindustani music and, as a child, she was taught music. After juggling multiple career choices – art direction, engineering, animation – Sneha ultimately found her calling and true passion in music direction. Today, in Bollywood’s male-dominated music industry, she is the only woman music composer. Her unassuming tunes in Gangs of Wasseypur, Love Sex aur Dhokha, Khoobsurat and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye embody the fusion between modern and traditional India.
In the wake of 28 monotonous years, just the second lady up for assignment, Sneha was designated for the classification of Filmfare’s Best Music Director for the motion picture Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 and 2 of every 2013.
The times of ladies shying far from specific callings or fields, supposing they won’t have the capacity to do them equity, are finished. Consistently, ladies are setting foot into unfamiliar regions valiantly and audaciously. From design to movement, speculation to online business, wellness to workmanship, ladies are moving forward with cleverness, energetic activity, and unbridled energy to have any kind of effect and leave motivation afterward.