Sunday, March 16

Extent of a women

‘Sure God created man before woman. But than u always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece’-Unknown

Women shatter the glass ceiling and take destiny into their own hands are often said but on doesn’t realize that the only glass ceiling that exists is in our mind. We have a choice to either ignore it or break it. Woman has come of age and is an important, vibrant, vital and prolific part of the economic gear. The question of competition with men in the workplace has come only in the modern context. We need is the enhanced participation of women in decision-making processes to create a more humane and compassionate world. There are high achievers who are examples to all working women and for too many there is a glass ceiling over their aspirations. It allows them to see when they might go but stop them getting there.They are not only reaching the zenith in this era but they have always been distinguished and have created miracles in the world.

Nothing like the “extent” of women can go to if she wants to! She pulls of if she wants against all odds. She does it all! Women have always crossed the extents through strength of mind and hard work. Of will she has written history. Freedom to determine one’s own path in life and not have it dictated by custom gave few independent women’s. She likes winning them all. At home or with work! Or be the damsel of the distressed, they defined identity. She can do it if she wants against all odds.

I’ve always been enchanted by few stories I have heard, read and seen who are Icons to me. They are fighters, survivors and winners. they were all strong women and at the front of their specific fields.

Who can forget Princess Diana who grew up as the privileged daughter of a Lord.A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles she remained the focus of near-constant media scrutiny in and around the world up to and during her marriage, and after her subsequent divorce. Lonely and embattled and hounded by the ever-present tabloid press, Diana struggled to define herself in the aftermath of the separation. In 1995, Diana gave her extraordinary BBC television interview -- describing her bulimia, admitting adultery and accusing the royal family of being uncaring. For Queen Elizabeth, it was to be the last indignity. She demanded that her son end his marriage. Her sudden death in a car accident was followed by a spontaneous and prolonged show of public mourning. Her work was on a humanitarian rather than a political level. In 1987, when so many still believed that AIDS could be contracted through casual contact, Princess Diana sat on the sickbed of a man with AIDS and held his hand. She showed the world that people with AIDS deserve no isolation, but compassion and kindness. It helped change world's opinion, and gave hope to people with AIDS. The pictures of Diana touring an Angolan minefield, in a ballistic helmet and jacket, were seen worldwide. It was during this campaign that some accused the Princess of meddling in politics and declared her a 'loose cannon. In August 1997, just days before her death, she visited Bosnia with the Landmine Survivors Network. Her interest in landmines was focused on the injuries they create, often to children, long after a conflict is over.She is believed to have influenced the signing, though only after her death, of the Ottawa Treaty, which created an international ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines

Marilyn Monroe Golden Globe award winning American actress, singer, model, beauty ideal, fashion icon, pop icon and sex symbol etc. Just about everyone has had a go at Marilyn Monroe. There have been more than 300 biographies, learned essays by Steinem and Kael, countless documentaries, drag queens, tattoos, Warhol silk screens and porcelain collector's dolls. Marilyn had gone from actress to icon to licensed brand name. How did a woman who died a suicide at 36, after starring in only a handful of movies, become such an epic commodity? Much has been made of Marilyn's desperate personal history, the litany of abusive foster homes and the predatory Hollywood scum that accompanied her wriggle to stardom. But why does Marilyn still seem to have patented the peroxide that they've passed along?

For over forty years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries, the bravest soldier of the first war of independence in our country. Even the enemy praised her indomitable spirit of fight for her country against Britishers. i cannot forget that halo around her while she visited my school while I was barely 10 years of age.She is known as Mother Teressa.

Who knew that that a lady Kalpana Chawla an Indian-American astronaut and space shuttle mission specialist will ever go in space. She was one of seven crewmembers killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

Can we envisage courageous lady film stars in real life like? Pretty Zinta a criminal psychology graduate in addition to acting is a columnist, having written columns for BBC News Online South Asia, and a regular stage performer. She is known in the Indian media for publicly speaking her mind and openly expressing her of the controversies include most notably her being the only witness not to retract in court her earlier statements against the Indian underworld during the Bharat Shah case, for which she won the Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Award..

No body knew fitness till the time Jane Fonda came with videocassettes of healthy living. Jane Fonda is two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. Fonda has served as an activist for many political causes, one of the most notable and controversial of which was her opposition to the Vietnam War. She has also protested the Iraq War and violence against women.

Can we forget queen of Indian track and field, P.T. Usha. At a time when 'athletics was very much a male sport in India, and track-suited women a rarity'. Her debut in the 1980 Moscow Olympics was lacklustre in spite of an injury which was never diagnosed. She suffered in her career due to negligence of the sports authority, but decided to start an academy in Kerala to train the girls who would not lack facilities and training she was ignored of.

I also remember reading about Martina Navartilova, the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived and who spoke for Gay and Lesbian Rights in 1992 in washington. Tennis writer Steve Flink, in his book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century, named her as the second best female player of the 20th century, directly behind Steffi Graf. In 2000, she was the recipient of National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay and lesbian activist/lobbying group. She has also spoken out on a number of volatile political issues, including tort/litigation reform, but perhaps her most consistent theme — aside from gay and lesbian rights — has been her unstinting opposition to Communism, and unrepentant opposition to the former Eastern Bloc power structure that she believes compelled her to flee her native Czechoslovakia.She went on to an extent to say that athletes have a responsibility to speak out when things aren't right.

Our babe Sania Mirza the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India holds the distinction of being the first Indian woman to be seeded in a Grand Slam tennis tournament when she was seeded 26th in the 2007 U.S. Open. In 2005, she had become the first Indian woman to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2005 U.S inspite of the criticism raised in some Islamist quarters supposedly due to her attire but was unfaced by the fatwa she is doing what she wants. on January 2008 she considered quitting the sport because of undue controversy surrounding her actions. Sheretaliated by deciding not to play in India after a PIL.

Even Shahnaz Hussain never knew that one day she will be recognised as the maker of the beauty. Shahnaz Husain belongs to a royal Muslim family which migrated from Samarkhand to India and held high positions in the princely kingdoms of Bhopal and Hyderabad before India's independence. She loves poetry and English Literature. married at the age of 15 and a mother by 16 she developed an interest in beauty treatments and decided to study cosmetology in Iran. To support the expenses of the training financially, she wrote articles for the Iran Tribune on various topics under different names. In the course of her studies, she learnt of the harmful effects of chemicals on the human body and she turned her attention to Ayurveda and believed as an ideal alternative to chemical cosmetics, which not only harmed the human system but also led to the deterioration of the environment in the long run.

Very few women would know about the dynamic Lady Chanel who revolutionized haute couture fashion by replacing the traditional corseted silhouette with the comfort of simple suits and long, lean dresses. Self motivated she introduced to the world her signature cardigan jacket in 1925. The House of Chanel became an icon of elegance and from then on, the name “Chanel” became synonymous with elegance, wealth, and elitism, as well as the ultimate sign of high class. Coco Chanel, founder of the House of Chanel, began her fashion career in 1910 with major ups and down. She heralded new designs and revolutionized the fashion industry by going “back to basics,” incorporating elegance, class, and originality. Coco Chanel held the title as ‘Chief Designer’ until her death. In 1957 at her spring collection received the Fashion Oscar. The fashion world applauded her as the ‘most influential designer of the twentieth century.’On January 10, 1971, Coco Chanel died, ending an era of revolutionary fashion that would still be the classic model fashion designers today find inspiration in.However, her influence did not pass with her death. Other posthumous projects came to light a few years later. In 1974, the House of Chanel launched Cristalle eau de toilette, which was in the workings when Coco Chanel was alive. 1978 saw the launch of the first non-couture, prêt-à-porter line and worldwide distribution of accessories. In 1981, Chanel launched a new eau de toilette for men, Antaeus. Chanel, one of the most prestigious luxury brands for fashion, fragrances, beauty and PRÉCISION skincare line.

Can we ignore the voice of the millennium star Lata Mangeshakar. She has done playback singing for over 980 Bollywood movies, and has sung songs in over twenty Indian languages. Mangeshkar was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974 to 1991 for "most recordings" in the world. On June 27, 1963, Lata Mangeshkar sang the patriotic song Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon in presence of Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India. The song, composed by C. Ramchandra and written by Pradeep, brought tears to Nehru's eyes

Will the gorgeousness of Maharani Jaipur “Gayatri Devi” be stopped in discussion? The Ever Beautiful Maharani Gayatri Devi- The Maharaj Kumari of Cooch-Behar, Granddaughter of the House of Gaekwad of Baroda, and Maharani of Jaipur is now a widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur. She shot her first panther when she was twelve. After she won a seat in the Parliament of India, President John F. Kennedy introduced her as "the woman with most staggering majority that anyone has ever earned in an election." She has appeared on the lists of the world's most beautiful women. He had a six year secret courtship with internationally renowned polo player Jai, the Maharaja of Jaipur. When she married the Maharaja she entered the glittering life of the City Palace of the pink city, and had to adjust to the unfamiliar customs and to life with Jai's two other wives. The Maharaja's liberating influence, combined with Gayatri Devi's own strong character, took her well beyond the traditionally limited activities of a Maharani. She founded several progressive schools and won unprecedented success in the political arena. In recent years the Maharani has had to face tragedies as great as her former be continued......

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