“The remarkable journey of courage and the determination that made this Indian woman, hailing from a small town in Haryana, a citizen of the Milky Way will remain a source of pride for all Bharatvasis and Bharatvanshis,” these were the touching words of the former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam who paid his tribute to Kalpana Chawla.
Chawla, along with six other astronauts, lost their lives in the ill-fated Columbia Space Shuttle disaster in 2003. The entire world mourned her death. Sir Kalam added, “It will also inspire young Indians, especially women, to dream big and to work hard to realize their dreams.” Continue reading
Heinous crimes against women and children are increasing at an alarming rate globally. Rapes, gang rapes, molestation, and stalking taking place at rampant, but nothing is being done excepting big talks and significant convictions.
In a country like India, the women who survive the acid attacks are forced to live their lives as unwanted and untouchables. Like a ray of sunshine after several years of dense black cloud, Laxmi Agarwal in India received massive applause at the Speaker’s Fest organized by FICCI Ladies Organization in Jaipur by singing the famous lines “Nam gum jayega, chehara yeh badal jayega, meri awaz hi pehchan hi hai…” from Bollywood movie ‘Kinara.’
Success is what everyone wants, but the path is not that easy. Every parent wants their kid to grow in the best way possible, be it academics or sports. The same went for Saina’s parents as well who wanted to see their daughter excel in badminton. And thus, all the hard work paid off as she is one of the most talented players India has got.