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Shiny Wilson is an amazing athlete who never failed to set the track ablaze with her speed and determination.
Born in 1965 in Kerala, Shiny Wilson has been a national champion for a long time. She has represented India in several international venues including 4 Olympic Games and 3 Asian Games. She also has the distinction of being the first Indian woman flag bearer at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Shiny Wilson has won several medals for India; some even after marriage and motherhood. She was adjudged as the best woman athlete at the SAF games in Chennai in 1995. Known for her honesty and hard work, Shiny Wilson is regarded as one of the top athletes in Asia. She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1985, Birla Award in 1996 and the Padma Shri in 1998.
Why we find her inspiring:
– For her strength and dedication in achieving her goals
– For standing up and accepting her mistake when she committed an error in a major track event
– For making the world sit up and take notice of Indian women athletes
– For making her motherland proud with her achievements
*Photo credit: The Hindu
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I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
My daughter turned eight years old in January, and among the various gifts she received from friends and family was an absolutely beautiful personal journal for self-growth. A few days ago, she was exploring the pages when she found a section for writing a letter to her future self. She found this intriguing and began jotting down her thoughts animatedly.
My curiosity piqued and she could sense it immediately. She assured me that she would show me the letter soon, and lo behold, she kept her word.
I glanced at her words, expecting to see a mention of her parents in the first sentence. But, to my utter delight, the first thing she had written about was her AMBITION. Yes, the caps here are intentional because I want to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting ‘win’ moments.
Uorfi Javed has been making waves through social media, and is often the target of trolls. So who and what exactly is this intriguing young woman?
Uorfi Javed (no relation to Javed Akhtar) is a name that crops up in my news feeds every now and again. It is usually because she got trolled for being in some or other ‘daring’ outfit and then posting those images on social media. If I were asked, I would not be able to name a single other reason why she is famous. I am told that she is an actor but I would have no frankly no clue about her body of work (pun wholly unintended).
So is Urfi Javed (or Uorfi Javed as she prefers) famous only for being famous? How does she impact the cause of feminism by permitting herself to be objectified, trolled, reviled?
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