Celebrating Enigmatic Women Who Broke Indian Stereotypes, Like A Boss!

Celebrating Enigmatic Women Who Broke Indian Stereotypes, Like A Boss!

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General, 8th March 2016

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Celebrating Enigmatic Women Who Broke Indian Stereotypes, Like A Boss!

While most of the independent women in India are challenging all the age-old societal norms and traditions, the fight does not end anywhere. Women have been labeled as submissive and a less competitive human as compared to males, the stereotypes associated with their existence come to them by birth. So, while some of them stay with it, some other ladies choose to bang the traditional norms on the society’s face, boldly. 

Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, we would like tohonour those ladies who have confidently defied the Indian stereotypes and have never looked backed since then.

  • Suhasini Mulay – The 60 year old actress did not give in to the wedding chimes and the beliefs that a woman should get married by the age of 25 and bear kids thereafter. She went on to meet her Mr.Right at the mellow age and has now settled down marrying him. 
  • Nandita Das – The dusky beauty of Indian cinema has played many unconventional and rare characters, spoken upon topics, society holds back from discussing and has firmly flaunted her dusky skin amidst the fair crowd of heroines. She never let her complexion be a setback of her career. Kudos!
  • Sampat Pal Devi – If you know, she’s the leader of the Gulaab Gang , the large platoon of women who have came on the roads with the lathis, in order to beat up abusive husbands. With her efforts, she has successfully ended physical violence in her state. A true blue fighter!
  • Bhanwari Devi – An activist from Rajasthan is a gang rape survivor. She was fighting for children’s rights and hence was brutally raped by the men in the society. But it did not stop her from moving ahead, she still fights for justice and will keep on.
  • Roshni Sharma – She made headline after her bike expedition from Kanyakumari to Leh became successful. The solo woman biker rode across the valleys and dangerous routes breaking all the stereotypes that women aren’t skillful drivers.
  • Shabana Azmi – From playing the most bold, unconventional and controversial characters to speaking of women’s rights and challenging media in public. This charismatic actress is a true idol of every woman
  • Bachendri Pal – During 1990s when women were not even allowed to live the way they want or choose their careers, this lady climbed the majestic Mt. Everest and was the first Indian woman to achieve this success.
  • Hetal Dave – The sport even men are hesitant of taking up, this girl has proudly made it her career and is doing a brilliant job. Never in the history of India has this happened, meet Hetal Dave the first professional female sumo wrestler from India.
  • Arunima Sinha – It’s hard to believe that Arunima Sinha at a very young age lost one of her legs after a severe train accident. But it did not stop her from achieving the impossible; she’s the first female amputee climber to have climbed the Mt. Everest. With the artificial leg, this former volley-ball champion reached her target successfully. Kudos, to the girl!
  • Kalpana Chawla – Who does not know about the space queen who conquered the universe with her guts and determination? Kalpana Chawla our first female astronaut will always be remembered for her brave deeds and we wish to honour her today!
  • Mary Kom – This goes out to all men who think women are physically less capable. Presenting India’s first female boxer who has managed to reach out globally and marked her presence in the boxing world. She proudly broke all the stereotypes associated with women getting into sports.
  • Oprah Winfrey – Last but not the least, the most enigmatic lady, American media proprietor, television host and speaker has fought against all odds, racism remarks and reached the heights where she stands today. Nothing more to say about Oprah Winfrey, she continues to motivate all women in the world!

It’s been proven that women aren’t just equal to men but far more superior to them in all aspects and we salute, respect and honour them for the efforts they’ve been taking to make this society, a better place to live in!