Strong women, stronger feats

by | May 31, 2018, 16:08 IST

woman in Antarctic
Being a woman is amazing. Being a woman is hard. How do you balance the two and stand strong? We found these amazing stories about Indian women who beat the odds and obstacles in front of them, to emerge victorious, brave and inspiring.

Shattering the Antarctic ceiling
Mangala Mani, 56, was part of a team of 23 scientists who ventured on a mission to sub-zero Antarctica in November 2016. After rigorous tests spanning medical, psychological, physical endurance, strength and stamina, she was selected for the 406-day expedition. The only woman amongst all the Indian, Chinese and Russian stations, Mangala is a cool inspiration.

Climbing the highest mountain
13-year-old Malavath Poorna is the youngest girl in the world to climb Mount Everest. She didn’t let her humble beginnings stop her and now has a movie based on her life.

Climbing the mountain with one leg
Arunima Sinha, an amputee, has climbed over six of the worlds highest peaks, including Mount Everest. What others would consider a disability, Arunima turned into motivation and grit.

Beat up three eveteasers, with a smile
18-year-old Priyanka Singha Roy was eveteased and almost molested by three men one evening in West Bengal. A martial arts students of ten months, she warned the guys and then used her skills to beat them up! You go, girl!

After a knee surgery, Solonie Singh Pathania found most physical activity difficult. Starting in 2013, she ran her first full-fledged, three-sport Triathlon, and recently attempted her first full Ironman tournament.

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