women achievers in india

Remembering Mahasweta Devi on her 91st birthday

Remembering Mahasweta Devi on her 91st birthday

There are very few Indian writers whose work compelled Indians  to think about issues that degrade the society. Mahasweta Devi, one of the prolific writers from Dhaka who later shifted to Kolkata, attempted to uplift the marginalized and oppressed communities in the country by lending them a voice. She was felicitated for her literary acumen(…)

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Success stories of five female entrepreneurs making rural impact

Success stories of five female entrepreneurs making rural impact

Women today are readily taking risk only to emerge as successful entrepreneurs. Their success stories are an inspiration to many, their initiatives have made notable developments in rural development by bringing in employment, skill training facilities to small villages. Here are five female entrepreneurs making rural impacts with their initiatives:  Saloni Malhotra: Founder of first(…)

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Special Column by Smita Mishra: Check Mate for black money

Special Column by Smita Mishra: Check Mate for black money

By Smita Mishra, Founder, PoolWallet Let me start by saying – this is an absolutely brilliant step –aptly quoted by many as a master stroke of the Modi government towards containing the big ugly giant of black money. What has happened is that the government decided that 9th Nov 2016 onwards, the existing currency (physical(…)

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Rise of Digital Women, Meet Shefalii Dadabhoy of Photo Concierge

Rise of Digital Women, Meet Shefalii Dadabhoy of Photo Concierge

She left a busy corporate life job to dive straight into entrepreneurship but not without deep passion in photography. Shefali Dadabhoy from Chennai wanted to convert her journeys through the lens into a bigger story and decided to help co-found Photo Concierge, an effort to bring collaborative approach to pictures. In the world of Shutterstock,(…)

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At 16, Baroda Girl Gets Licence To Fly

At 16, Baroda Girl Gets Licence To Fly

At 16, Varija Shah got a unique gift on her birthday. She flew a Cessna aircraft on Monday evening when she toured the city for 20 minutes, under the guidance of Charlie Weir, the chief flight instructor of the Gujrat Flying Club. Interestingly, the Class XI girl does not have a licence to drive a two-wheeler. Passion, dedication(…)

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A dancer who is also great at football: Meet Atisha Pratap Rudy

A dancer who is also great at football: Meet Atisha Pratap Rudy

She is a footballer, swimmer, adventure sport lover and dancer all rolled into one. Kuchipudi dancer Atisha Pratap Rudy didn’t really want to pursue classical dance but after receiving accolades from the former President Late APJ Abdul Kalam, she realised all that hard work really paid off. “My mom insisted I learnt the dance form(…)

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