Meet ‘The Iron Queen’ From India who holds seven current Guinness World Records titles for her impressive and unconventional weightlifting

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Gender Equality: Many women have managed to break barriers and enter arenas that were earlier dominated by males. In doing so these women have shown great zeal in entering unusual professions

For a long India as a nation has been battling with Gender equality but man, but many women have managed to break barriers and enter arenas that were earlier dominated by males. In doing so these women have shown great zeal in entering unusual professions and also excelling in their fields. over the years our economy has grown leaps and bound in the past 50 years, as per stats 67% of the subjects feel there are more barriers to their careers as women than men and health care professions definitely need more women leaders for improvement in women’s health status globally. 63.5% of women in dentistry feel their family commitments are barriers to rising in their careers.

Today it takes immense pride to share the story of Asha Rani whose work will inspire people to explore a side of India often ignored or forgotten. Asha Rani is an unsung hero who made the country proud by entering her name into the Guinness World Record. She created the feet by using her hair to pull a double-decker bus weighing 12,216 kg in London. Guinness World Records, “Heaviest vehicle pulled my hair (female) 🚎 12,216 kg (26931.67 lb) by Asha Rani”

But isn’t the first time that Rani has registered her name in the Guinness World Record. As per records, She holds seven current Guinness World Records titles for her unique and unconventional weightlifting. She had earlier proved her record-breaking strength in Leicester, UK, in 2014 by achieving the Heaviest weight lifted with both eye sockets (female) – an eye-watering 15.15 kg (33 lb 6.4 oz).

 In 2013, Asha used both ears to pull a 1,700-kg (3,745-lb) van in Leicestershire, UK and smashed another record. The Fastest time to pull a road vehicle 25 m with teeth by a female is 22.16 seconds and was achieved by Asha in Mahilpur, Punjab, India.

Savitribai Phule birth anniversary:: Of the many heroes that India has produced, Savitribai Phule is an unforgettable name etched in the minds of many!

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Women Empowerment

We have been blessed to be born in a nation where have many great women who bring us the hope that every girl has the potential to achieve whatever she wants to. They have risen to the top in their fields and are not only reminders of the legacy that they leave behind, but also a guiding light of hope for future generations. In the recent past we have been inspired by the life journey of determined women from across India, make their presence felt in varied fields and their stellar achievements bring laurels to the nation.

Today we remember Savitribai Phule on her Birth Anniversary, the first female teacher in India who worked tirelessly and dedicated her life towards women empowerment through education and abolishing gender & caste-based discrimination. Savitribai Phule hails from Maharashtra’s Satara district in 1831. She was married at a very young age of nine-year-old to Jyotirao Phule, who went on to become a famous writer and anti-caste social reformer.

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Savitribai Phule could not read and write at the age of nine but her husband took on himself to teach her at home.  Along with him, two of her friends also came forward helped her study further. Later in life, she went on to sign up for two teacher training courses.

Post completing her studies, she started teaching girls in girls in Maharwada in Pune along with her husband’s mentor Sagunabai. In 1848, Savitribai Phule along with her husband Jyotirao Phule started the first Indian school for girls in Pune. The couple, later on, went to start three more schools in the city by 1851.

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In 1848, Savitribai Phule along with her husband Jyotirao Phule started the first Indian school for girls in Pune.

Both wife and husband faced a lot of flashbacks from the members of upper caste communities for helping the Shudras receive an education. The couple themselves belonged to the socially-backward Mali community.

Savitribai Phule went on to become an author and poet. The pioneering activist died in March 1897 along with her adopted son, a doctor, while serving plague patients at a clinic set up by them.

Inspirational Story: Andhra Pradesh girl created history by becoming the first #Indian to be a part of #NASA’s International Air and Space Program.

We have been blessed to be born in a nation where have many great women who bring us the hope that every girl has the potential to achieve whatever she wants to. They have risen to the top in their fields and are not only reminders of the legacy that they leave behind, but also a guiding light of hope for future generations. In the recent past, we have been inspired by the life journey of determined women from across India, making their presence felt in varied fields and their stellar achievements bring laurels to the nation.  To name a few, such as Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams and Sirisha Bandla.

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Jahnavi Dangeti has been making India proud through her achievements, which includes becoming the first Indian to be a part of NASA’s International Air and Space Program.

Jahnavi Dangeti has created history by becoming the only #Indian to have been selected to undergo International Air and Space Program (#IASP) at #NASA Launch Operations’ Kennedy Space Centre in #Alabama, #USA. IASP selects only 20 young people from across the world for this programme. In her childhood grew up listening to Chadamama Kathaku and other inspirational bedtime Stories from her grandmother. At a very young age, she hoped to reach the stars and maybe be on her way to fulfilling her dreams. While interacting with the media, Jahnavi was quoted saying ‘I dream of being one of the first Indians to set foot on Mars.’

Jahnavi Dangeti recently completed the astronaut course from Kennedy Space Centre. While undergoing the course she participated in various activities such as Zero Gravity, multi-access training and underwater rocket launch as well as piloted an aircraft too.

Jahnavi Dangeti becomes first Indian to join NASA’s Educational International Air & Space Program

While undergoing a training programme, she was appointed as the mission director for Team Kennedy, in which she commanded a group of 16 people from various countries. She and her team successfully launched and landed a miniature rocket into the sky. In a short time, Jahnavi has earned a lot of accolades such as being the vice-president of Space Magica, a start-up astronaut training centre for students and the general public. She has been a campus ambassador for numerous organisations, including Star (Space Technology and Aeronautical Rocketry), an Indian private aerospace company. Jahnavi is a member of the International Organization of Aspiring Astronauts (IOAA).

While interacting with the media was quoted saying, “I even got a scholarship from a Mexican company for the IASP programme. As a step towards my astronaut journey, I have trained in open water scuba diving in various places, including in Visakhapatnam. Now, I am a Scuba Schools International-certified open water scuba diver.”

‘My dream is to become an astronaut’: Andhra girl selected for NASA programme

She further added “I am taking every opportunity to reach my dream by participating in various projects, workshops and hackathons. I have worked diligently analysing images caught by the Pan-STARRS satellite in pursuit of unexposed asteroids. Our team made 16 preliminary discoveries and spotted one provisional discovery.”

Jahnavi is currently pursuing her engineering second year at Lovely Professional University in Punjab. She participated in many events and workshops of Nasa, Isro and other space agencies.

The National Defence Academy (NDA) will admit about 20 women cadets from around the middle of next year!

Breaking Glass Ceiling

We have been blessed to be born in a nation with many great women who bring us the hope that every girl can achieve whatever she wants to. They have risen to the top in their fields and are reminders of the legacy they leave behind and guiding light of hope for future generations. In the recent past, we have been inspired by the life journey of determined women from across India, making their presence felt in varied fields and their stellar achievements bring laurels to the nation.

In an important news for Indian women defence personnel, the Centre had informed that the Supreme Court that a decision has been taken to allow the induction of women into the Armed Forces through the National Defence Academy (NDA).

The National Defence Academy (NDA) has informed that about 20 women cadets from around the middle of next and paving the path for doing training in the premier tri-service military training institution for the first time. The revolution will the Army would have the largest intake of about 10 women officers, followed by the Indian Air Force and the Navy at about five each.

The glass ceiling was broken this year when the 8,009 candidates who have cleared the exam, from which 7,007 are men and 1,002 are women. This means 12.51% of the people who cleared the test are women. The next step in their path is to clear a personality and intelligence assessment and physical and medical tests before being admitted into the NDA.    

The National Defence Academy (NDA) has informed that about 20 women cadets

 

Next year, NDA will admit total of 400 cadets from which 208 candidates will join the Army, which will consist of 10 women. While the Navy will have an intake of 42 candidates, including three women, on the other hand, the IAF will admit 120 candidates, of which six will be women.

During the Rajya Sabha session minister of state for defence, Ajay Bhatt was quoted saying that the total number of applicants for the exam was 5,75,856, of which 1,77,654 were women. To accommodate an new era, the NDA has made few changes such as its infrastructure, putting in place a strong security apparatus and initiating appointments of women instructors, doctors including gynaecologists, and other requisite support staff, and taking other steps to welcome the women cadets into its campus next year for the first time.

Army chief General MM Naravane 

So far, women officers joined the Army from Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, and the Navy and IAF from the Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy, where they got admitted after their graduation.

The NDA has already been working to add two more squadrons to its existing 18 and increase the annual intake of military cadets.

Read Here: From ‘India’s Miss Charming Face’ to becoming an Army officer, Lieutenant Garima Yadav has had one fantastic journey.

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We have been blessed to be born in a nation with many great women who bring us the hope that every girl can achieve whatever she wants to. They have risen to the top in their fields and are reminders of the legacy they leave behind and guiding light of hope for future generations. In the recent past, we have been inspired by the life journey of determined women from across India, making their presence felt in varied fields and their stellar achievements bring laurels to the nation.

Today let’s talk about another inspiring story of a model turned military officer. Yes, you read it right, way back in November 2017 had won the title India’s Charming Face and was all set to travel to Italy to participate international contest. But took a decision that not surprise her friends as well as a family but will stun the readers. She decided to serve her nation and joined the Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai. she cleared the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam in her first attempt and made it to Officers Training Academy.

While interacting with the media spoke about how about Army was her true calling and also quoted saying, “I was preparing for civil services but I guess the army was my true calling. I got recommended in my first attempt. I had a wonderful experience at the OTA. At first, it was difficult for me to come up with the tough training. The weather was also unfavourable. I did not have very good physical standards but somehow, I managed for the first few months. I didn’t give up and improved drastically.”

She also added “People have a wrong conception that you have to be good at all sports, physically strong to get selected in the SSB. That’s not true. You just should be willing to accept your weaknesses and work on them, should always endeavour to get better and better every day.”

Lieutenant Garima Yadav did her schooling at Army Public School, Shimla and went on to do her graduation from the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. She started modelling in college. Initially, she wanted to become an IAS officer but couldn’t clear the mains and later on cleared the CDS exam to join the Indian Army.  She went on to score second ranking in the All India Rank of Officers’ Training Academy, women.

Will Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, selling of Tesla stock and donating $6 billion Solve world hunger!

Elon Reeve Musk hails from Pretoria which is one of South Africa’s three capital cities. He was brought by hardworking and professional parents, his father was an engineer, while his mother was a model and nutritionist. He is a voracious leader since childhood and liked to read anything ranging from encyclopaedias to comic books. From a very young age, Musk was fascinated with technology. At the age of 10-year-old, he was introduced to programming via the Commodore VIC-20, an inexpensive home computer. In no time he had become an expert to Blastar—a video game in the style of Space Invaders. He went to sell the BASIC code for the game to a magazine called PC and Office Technology for $500

In 1995 he took the world by storm when he along with his younger brother Kimbal at his side, Musk started Zip2, a web software company that would help newspapers develop online city guides. This led to him purchasing Compaq’s AltaVista web search engine for a whopping $340 million. He led to creating X.com, which he intended to shape into the future of banking. Today the company is known as PayPal. Musk was then ousted from the company before it was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion, though he left with $180 million worth in stock..

Post leaving PayPal, Musk turned his attention to an electric-car start-up called Tesla Motors with funding of approx.  $70 million. Way back in 2004, Musk joined forces with engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning to take Tesla Motors to the next level. Musk played a crucial role in designing the Tesla Roadster, an electric car. in the next year, Eberhard was removed from the firm and Musk took over management control as CEO and product architect. Under his leadership, Tesla has become one of the world’s most popular and coveted car brands.  

      

There is no denying the Tesla and SpaceX CEO is so rich that his net worth is more than the GDP of several countries.  Musk is the richest person in the world, and his net worth is $335 billion. The outspoken tech entrepreneur is ready to sell his Tesla stock and spends $6 billion to end world hunger. This statement has been declared in reply to a tweet made by David Beasley, director of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP).

Director of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), took to social media and wrote, 🔹 2% of @elonmusk’s wealth is $6B 🔹 In 2020 the UN World Food Program (WFP) raised $8.4B. How come it didn’t “solve world hunger”?

Musk was the quick response on the social media and wrote,If WFP can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $6B will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it. But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.

Post interacting with an expert, Beasley responded to Musk on Twitter, writing $6 billion will not solve world hunger, “but it WILL prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation. An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to Covid/conflict/climate crises.”

Musk further added Please publish your current & proposed spending in detail so people can see exactly where the money goes. Sunlight is a wonderful thing.”

On the personal front, Musk is very busy with his  Mars ambitions — and is working for it. If the UN data does work out for him, we can only expect he’ll actually contribute to the fund.

Meet The great-grandmother, who has been a driving force in the revival of kalarippayattu, as the ancient practice is also known, and in encouraging girls to take it up.

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Age is just a number; the saying goes and we have We are brought up in a society that is shaped by certain rules and well-drawn boundaries. These rules are created by varied aspects such as nature, consensus, and what the majority perceives as common. But in today’s world, people are trying to break the shackles of society and breaking away set conventions.

The person who is defying this phrase is none other than a 76-year-old, recipient of the Padma Shri, at an age when people take retirement, she trains students in the martial art form. She has been advocating for the revival of kalarippayattu and in encouraging girls to take it up.  She hails from Kerala has been practicing the ancient practice ever since 7-year-old.  The great-great mother is the matriarch of the Kadathanad Kalari Sangham school, founded by her late husband in 1949, Even at 78-year-old still packs a punch, enjoys going head-to-head and engaging battle of one-upmanship, with her opponent, a man less than half her age and almost double her size, without breaking a sweat!

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While interacting with the media, Meenakshi ji explained what is Kalarippayattu stands for and was quoted saying Kalarippayattu is the complete art form, one that tests the extremes of the body and mind. The moves are now as intuitive as breathing for me.” The Kalari was founded in 1949, by her guru, the late Raghavan Gurukul, who himself a Kalarippayattu legend and her husband. Meenakshi Amma is a superhero in real life, who dons sari-clad Unniyarcha, the legendary warrior heroine of the Vadakkan Pattukal, the northern ballads of Kerala. She is of the opinion that women should learn martial art as post training they fell physically and mentally strong as well as increases their confident to work and travel alone.

Kalaru is a mixture of dance and yoga, which also includes weapons like swords, shields and staffs. ITs mentioned in our ancient Hindu scriptures, it remains infused with religion in the present day. Though British colonial rulers banned the practice in 1804 but it survived came back into existence in the early 20th century.  The martial art form has come in the limelight ever since Meenakshi won a national award in 2017. Today it is recognised as a sport and practised all over India.

Her enthusiasm of learning hasn’t stopped and still continues to trains around 150 to 200 students of all ages, from near and far, both male and female, all for free. Many foreigners come to the Kalari at Vadakara too (and their new one in Onchiyam, Kozhikode, as well), just to learn the art form. Kalarippayattu has evolved ever since her childhood and so has its disciples and quoted saying “When I started there were hardly any girls learning Kalarippayattu. It was frowned upon but my father, Damu, was insistent that I learn the art form in tandem with classical dance.

She gets emotional by saying that it’s heartening to see many girls and women taking up Kalarippayattu. It helps build confidence. Sometimes, however, the change is not always for the better. “Earlier, students used to practise meythari, the first step of Kalaripayattu learning process (see box), for months if not years, to build a firm foundation, what we call thara urakkaan. Nowadays, after two weeks of training, students want to start fighting with swords! Many students want it easy now, which is why aesthetics is missing in Kalaripayattu these days,” she explains.

She is also confident that the legacy in safe hands and quoted saying Our disciples are my biggest strength. Sajeevan and the rest will take up the task when necessary. Many of our disciples run their own kalaris now, a number of them in Wayanad, and they follow mash’s philosophy of teaching the art form to one and all. That’s why I am going to take it easy a bit from now on.”

Indian ace tennis star Sania Mirza wins first title of 2021 season, after 20 months in  Ostravafirst WTA title!

Sania Mirza talks singles training, forehand techniques with Sunil Chhetri

India is a sports-loving nation and has a special space in India. We are blessed to have Word class athletes and players which has produced so many great sportsmen in every sport. In recent times Indian women athletes have amazed us by breaking the gender barrier and created a niche which inspired the future generation. Players like Sania Mirza, Mary Kom, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, Geeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Deepa Malik, PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Mithali Raj to name a few have reached the top against odds and also made us proud by being trailblazers the best game-changers we will ever know. They have taught us to look beyond gender stereotypes and paved the way to empower us all.

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Sania Mirza has had a long and illustrious career, has won several trophies, and awards. She is one of the most popular female sportspersons in our country. She is a trailblazer who has brought women tennis in the limelight and at the same time and inspired young athletes to take up the sports. She also holds the rare record of being the only player to have broken into the top 30 of the WTA singles rankings. She has a legendary status in the doubles circuit by partnering with Martina Hingis playing with some of the best players in women’s and mixed doubles.  They went to become the best doubles players on the planet, winning 3 Slams and 2 WTA Finals titles.

Tennis Ace player Sania Mirza and partner Shuai Zhang her first title of the year defeating Kaitlyn Christian and Erin Routliffe in the women’s doubles final of the Ostrava Open. This is Sania’s first WTA win in 20 months, she had last won WTA title at the Hobart International way back in January 2020.  Mirza and Zhang beat their opponents from Japan also in straight sets, 6-2 7-5, in the semi final match.

It is the second final that Mirza played in this season and her first win in 2021. She finished as runner-at the WTA 250 Cleveland event in the US last month with Chirstina Mchale.

Rashmi Rocket trailer: Taapsee Pannu has got into the skin of her character, with near-perfect athletic body, mannerism and on-field action.

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Taapsee Pannu is one of most talented actresses in our country who has carved a niche for herself without coming from a film background. In recent times we have seen Taapsee has been experimenting with her choices of her roles which shows her versatility as an actor. Thappad actress strives to give her best in everything she does. A while back Taapsee Pannu took to social media to share training shared her transformation journey for her sports drama,

Rashmi Rocket To get into the skin of her character, she started training to get a perfect physique for her role as a sprinter in the film.

The maker of the movie, Rashmi Rocket launched the trailer of the movie and Pannu is back to the entertain the audience with her acting ability. Post watching the trailer get to see Rashmi dreams to repressing Team India at world championship but her life journey of a sprinter whose life come crashing down when she is asked to undergo a gender test.  Post failing her gender test, when she doesn’t fit into conventional feminine cut, she gets banned from the sport after being declared ‘not a woman’. This leads to her determination to get justice of herself and also get back to the racing track. near-perfect athletic body, mannerism and on-field action

The movie boast of powerful cast which consist of Priyanshu Painyuli as Rashmi’s love interest, Abhishek Banerjee as a lawyer and Supriya Pathak as her mother. While interacting with the media, Taapsee was quoted saying “I’ve always been approached when either the script or the director is ready to make the film but one line of this story fell in my lap in Chennai and then from there to it becoming a full-fledged film has been a feeling I haven’t experienced with any other film before. Everyone was just so sure about the story from day one. I’m extremely proud of it.”

Taapsee is on cloud nine post receiving so much love for the trailer of her upcoming film Rashmi Rocket, took to social media and wrote.     “Had I known this amount of love will come in I would’ve kept this expression more constantly on track! #RashmiRocketTrailer out now! (sic).”

The movie is being directed by Akarsh Khurana and co-produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya. The movie is all set to release on Zee5 on 15th October. The movie is written by Nanda Periyasamy, Aniruddha Guha and Kanika Dhillon.