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MAKERS: Women Who Make India

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    Pooja Vastrakar: Skillful Young Player

    Initially, a less enthusiastic cricket-playing child, Pooja was spotted while practising in her local nets by a coach. Hailing from Madhya Pradesh, Pooja started playing cricket as a batswoman. But her coach noticed her medium pace and then helped in honing her bowling skills. She made her debut for the senior women’s team in February 2018 in South Africa. (Produced by Apurva P; video edited by Dhruv Sharma)

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    PV Sindhu: I Don't Fear Anyone. I Just Concentrate On Giving My Best

    Today we look at some words by the ace badminton player PV Sindhu. She says, “the greatest asset is a strong mind. If I know someone is training harder than I am, I have no excuses.” (Video by Venkatesh. S)

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    How Do We Navigate The Collective Trauma Of COVID-19? Grief Counsellors Weigh In

    Amid the helplessness, many who have the access and can afford it are turning to counsellors to better navigate the passage of immense grief and confusion that accompanies such a traumatic occurrence.

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    From Gully Cricket To International Icon: The Story Of Radha Yadav

    21-year-old Radha Yadav admits that she didn’t know much about women’s cricket. At the age of 12, she was noticed by her coach Praful Naik while playing cricket with kids from her compound. Under his tutelage, she made her moves to where she is today. A well-rounded leader, Yadav led West Zone to the 2016-17 BCCI U-19 inter-zonal championship. She later went on to serve as captain of the Baroda U-23 side in 2017, and of the Baroda senior side in 2018. Yadav made her T20 international debut in 2018 and in January 2020, she was named in India's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. (Produced by Sherina Poyyail; edited by Dhruv Sharma)

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    Patlolla Sabitha Indra Reddy: First Female Minister of Telangana

    Patlolla Sabitha Indra Reddy is an Indian politician from the state of Telangana, currently holds the portfolio of Minister of Education. She’s the first female Minister of State in the government of Telangana. In 2019, Reddy became India’s first female Home Minister of any Indian government. Earlier She held portfolios of Minister of Home, Jail and Disaster Management (2009-2013) in the government of undivided Andhra Pradesh, as well as Minister of Mines and Geology (2008–2009). Reddy won four times as a Member of Legislative Assembly from the state.  On the occasion of her birthday, we bring to you some facts on her journey. Watch the video for more. (Video produced and edited by Nang Tanvi)

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    Pumping Through The Pandemic: Lactating Women Donate Breast Milk For COVID Orphans

    There is an increasing plea for breast milk donors for newborns — whose mothers have contracted the virus or have succumbed to it — are also slowly making their way onto our timelines.

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    Amala Akkineni: There Is A Fine Line Between Living One’s Truth And Looking Good. I Hope I Never Choose To Cross Over

    In todays’ thought of the day, we look at the words of Amala Akkineni, an actor, animal welfare activist and Founder of Blue Cross, Hyderabad. She says, “I have never looked back on what I have done. Instead I am looking for new things to do.” (Video by Venkatesh.S)

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    Meet Sheila Devi, The 92-Year-Old Woman From Kota Who Battled COVID-19 In 12 Days

    As India reels under the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, there is a tale of hope. A 92-year-old woman — Sheila Devi — has recovered from the infection in just 12 days.

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    BJP’s Chandana Bauri, A Daily Wage Labourer’s Wife, Scripts History in Bengal’s Saltora

    In a historic win, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Chandana Bauri (30) — wife of a daily wage earner — defeated Sontosh Kumar Mondal of Trinamool Congress (TMC) by over 4,000 votes and gained a foothold in West Bengal’s Saltora constituency. Her win in the Bengal Assembly elections 2021 is noteworthy as Bauri belongs to a humble background.

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    Riders In The Storm: Aakanksha Sadekar Is Helping COVID-19 Warriors One Meal At A Time

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought the whole world to a complete halt in 2020. In the face of the ‘new normal’ and the worst economic recession of recent times, doctors, health workers and paramedics continued to serve the nation with selfless dedication for the cause of duty and humanity. Fast forward to the year 2021 and we are already battling Lockdown 2.0. In this special series, we spoke to some remarkable women who made notable contributions in wake of the pandemic and stood in solidarity with others. In our third episode, meet Aakanksha Sadekar. What started out as a small gesture of appreciation for a young doctor soon snowballed into a larger initiative for this Pune-based woman. Today, Sadekar provides around 350 tiffins a day. Watch her story to know more about this initiative. (Interviewed and produced by Manasi Phadnis; video edited by Nang Tanvi)