Category EMPOWERING WOMEN

‘Felt like a rockstar’: Chinese woman gets whole plane to herself on her way home

Zhang, a woman employee of a motor company found that she was the only person on a Boeing 737 commercial flight to southern China’s Guangzhou

A photograph that Zhang posted on her Weibo account that shows her on the plane (Photo courtesy: miffyscat/weibo)

A photograph that Zhang posted on her Weibo account that shows her on the plane (Photo courtesy: miffyscat/weibo)

Travelling to one’s hometown during the chaotic Chinese New Year is usually a nightmare. But not for ‘lucky’ Zhang.

Zhang, a woman employee of a motor company found that she was the only person on a Boeing 737 commercial flight to southern China’s Guangzhou on Monday after her other co-passengers failed to turn up or took earlier flights due to a huge blizzard.

The blizzard which caused massive train chaos that left 100,000 passengers stranded also led to delays...

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12 Amazing Sikh Women of History

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Oftentimes, women’s contributions are overlooked because, for the most part, it is men who write history.

In India, women of the Sikh faith have fought, ruled, taught and served for centuries. They have managed organizations, guided communities and led revolts. These accomplishments are admirable in their own right, and they are even more impressive when viewed in the context of the intense patriarchy and cultural misogyny against which these women were working.

We know about some women, but there are others whose stories have been lost to time.

Here are 12 amazing Sikh women of history who have shaped our world and whose legacies inspire us today...

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Incredible Story of the First Indian Female Pilot a Sikh Named Harita Kaur

INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE FIRST INDIAN FEMALE PILOT A SIKH NAMED HARITA KAUR

Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol (1972 – December 25, 1996) was a pilot with the Indian Air Force. She was the first woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force. The flight was on 2 September 1994 in an Avro HS-748, when she was 22 years old.

Career

Hailing from Chandigarh in a Sikh family, in 1993, she became one of first seven women cadets inducted into the Air Force as Short Service Commission (SSC) officers. This also marked a critical phase in training of women in India as a transport pilots...

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Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines won Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines won Miss Universe 2015

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PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH OF THE PHILIPPINES WAS NAMED MISS UNIVERSE 2015

USA’S OLIVIA JORDAN WAS THE 2ND RUNNER UP
COLOMBIA’S ARIADNA GUITERREZ WAS NAMED 1ST RUNNER UP

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Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was named Miss Universe 2015 at the end of a glamorous competition held in at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 20.

The pageant’s official Twitter handle announced:

Miss Universe

They also shared her reaction:

USA’s Olivia Jordan was the 2nd Runner Up, while Colombia’s Ariadna Guiterrez was...

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9 Things Kareena Kapoor Khan & Kangana Ranaut Said That Just Proved They Make A Great Team!

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Imtiaz Ali (Source: Twitter | HT)

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Imtiaz Ali (Source: Twitter | HT)

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Imtiaz Ali attended the HT Leadership Summit 2015 recently. The two ladies were in conversation with director Imtiaz Ali, who even introduced Kareena as “the boarding school head girl who always failed in her maths exam.” LOL!

The two actresses have completely different stories of how they came into the industry and how they were brought up, yet when they spoke, we heard voices from two different mindsets that proved that two different people might actually make a great team.

Check out some highlights from the summit!

1) On their upbringing

Kangana: Growing up, I was under a lot of pressure, and I couldn’t li...

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