Lifestyle - Culture/Heritage | 0-18 yrs

6 Inspiring Contemporary Indian Women


There are women and then there are some exceptional women, whose feats can inspire others to achieve the unattainable. Many of them battle extreme odds to come out triumphant and that is why their stories are truly inspirational.   

In India, women still face discrimination at every level, as a girl who is forced to discontinue her studies to the mother who sacrifices all for the family. Teach your children to be gender sensitive, so that they respect everyone equally when they grow up. By telling them the stories of the extraordinary women in this ClipBook, kids can be truly inspired.     


Captain Ruchi Sharma

Captain Ruchi Sharma may have quit the Indian Army in 2003 to take care of her daughter, but India’s first woman operational paratrooper can still recollect the first time she leapt out of an aircraft for her first jump. “The first jump is like yo...

Paralympian Deepa Malik

For Deepa Malik, life has never been able to pose a challenge that could dim her spirit. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Paralympic Games. From getting operated upon when her husband was serving the nation in Kargil and getting...

Major Priya Jhingan

It wasn’t until 1992 that the Indian Army had seen a woman cadet train at its academy. All it took for a gutsy Priya Jhingan to upend the norm was a letter to the then Chief of Army Staff, General Sunith Francis Rodrigues. Then she became the firs...

The Indian Women's Ice Hockey Team

After months of struggle with funding and gear, the Indian Women's Ice Hockey Team just created history. The team registered its first victory ever in an international match on Thursday by beating Philippines at the Challenge Cup of Asia fixture h...

Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa

This was not the first ‘double ascent’ of Mt Everest for Arunachal Pradesh’s Anshu Jamsenpa, a 32-year-old mother of two. On her first attempt in 2011, she had conquered the 29,029 ft peak twice in 10 days between May 12 and 21. Her third successf...

Tessy Thomas, India's Missile Woman

The first woman to head an Indian missile project, Tessy Thomas has decisively broken the glass ceiling to make her mark in a traditionally male bastion. Having stood out ever since she joined the DRDO in 1988, she has played a pivotal role in Ind...

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