Indian women are considered to be excellent home makers and are credited with the efficient home making skills. But what if you come across women who are conservative, educated, in league of development and have perfect homes and families? Well, the Superwomen of India, with multitasking super powers are what they are called! Here is a look at some pillars of womanhood in India who have proven that woman is the God’s complete creation!
Chanda Kochhar, the Managing Director of ICICI Bank also perfectly handles the operations being its CEO. India’s Largest Private Bank and overall rated as the second largest bank in the country, ICICI is a name to reckon with! And Chanda Kochhar does what she knows the best- handle it with care and love!
At a village Branch in eastern India, she was known to grab a screwdriver for fixing power outages and now the most powerful woman in Indian Finance, Arundhati Bhattacharya must tackle the highest bad loan ratio among India’s largest Bank. The first female Chairman and most senior Executive Officer for the State Bank of India, Bhattacharya known how to handle the finances!
Credit her with the global recognition accorded to Kathak, her performances leave the audience in a spell. Considered to be a youth icon and a role model she is a proud Padma Shri Awardee! With a Master’s Degree in Physics, she also worked as a Career officer for the Indian Audits and Accounts Service. Talk about Dance and Shovana Narayan is one face to flash in front of your eyes!
Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, the first south Indian Female physicists was the first female Physician in the country. Studied and graduated with a degree in medicine from the USA, Anandirao was married off when she was just twelve and lost her first born son to negligence in medical attention. This is what made her vow to be what she became! Out of love for the child, she sought to do what was impossible in the 1850’s.
Born in 1914, she flew her first plane at the age of 21 while she was a proud mother to a four year old. With over 1000 hours of flying accumulated to her credit, she was also the first woman to fly between Lahore and Karachi. A dedicated follower of the Arya Samaj, she continued pursuing her dream of flying commercial, even after she lost her husband in a crash. Beautiful and daring, Sarla Thakral knew how to scale the heights!
Call her a celebrity of a chef or even a restaurateur. The chef and co-owner of the popular Italian restaurant Diva in Delhi, which was established in 2000, with co-founder Gita Bhalla under partnership firm “Riga Food”, Ritu Dalmia has taken cuisines to another level altogether. You have to watch the “Travelling Diva” being broadcast on TV to see how brilliant this woman can be when she talks about spices and condiments. Trust a woman to know the taste!
The Debut of the short story collection called the “Interpreter of Maladies” won her the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and The Namesake, her first novel was adapted into a brilliant movie of the same name. Jhumpa Lahiri is intelligent, beautiful and at peace with her life. A woman to captivate you with her thoughts, Lahiri is a name synonymous with books!
Kiran Bedi – the name of power and Authority, you can not miss the spark in this steel-heart woman eyes. She joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972, and became its first woman officer. One look at her and you know that this blood of women does not take nonsense!
The first Asian to win the prestigious “ Miss World” title of 1966, Reita Faria is the only qualified Doctor to have been crowned a Miss World. And after a year of being crowned, she refused modelling and concentrated on medical Studies. A prestigious student of the Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, she went on to study at King’s College Hospital, London. She married her mentor David Powell and shifted to Dublin, where she started her practice as a Doctor.
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, the current Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, has a flattering smile and nothing can demotivate her. Energetic and meticulous, this lovely lady of Indian Origins knows how to make the most of life. Charming and fatally intelligent, Nooyi is an example for the women today!