6 Fierce Women You Absolutely Need to Know Right Now!

September 27, 2016 0 Comments

Sangita Iyer, Film/Journalism: Sangita is the kind of idealistic journalist who only exists in our imaginations these days. I’m so inspired by her relentless passion and honest voice in saving temple elephants through her brilliant 2016 documentary ‘Gods In Shackles’.


Rytasha Rathore, Acting: She’s punching all those stale ‘man’-made stereotypes in the balls. She’s a body-positive baller who’s also bad-ass, beautiful, brash and super-bitchy. I love her so much, I even watch her new Haryanvi TV show ‘Badho Bahu’.



Mallika Dua, Comedy: I can’t get enough of her Snapchat-filtered Komal-Kanchan and Make up Didi videos. She’s spot on with her Hinglish. My favorite line is her ‘lingri Nahin longri hota hain’ from the Sarojini Market video. Hilarious!


Santoshi Shetty, Fashion/Fitness: I generally tend to steer clear of anyone/anything trying to lure me into a mall or online shopping. And, most wannabe fashion bloggers are just whoring hyperlinked wares in the hope of freebies. Santoshi on the other hand is on top of her game style-wise and attitude-wise. I love her body language too – she just oozes positivity in whatever she wears or doesn’t sometimes.


Teyana Taylor, Music/Dance: Haven’t you seen Kanye’s ‘Fade’ video yet? It’s not difficult to see why she’s Kanye’s muse is it? Move along KimK – make way for the real woman from Harlem, singing talent coupled with mean dancing chops ya’ll. Guess watching ‘how to highlight your face videos’ day after day is rather uninspiring, even for Kanye.


Mia Khalifa, Porno: The thing that puzzles people in India is how and why Sunny Leone is so unapologetic about her porn past. Wake up people – time to take off your grandfather’s thick bifocals and view the world with a freshly repaired pair of LASIK eyes. Mia is in porn and Muslim – two words you never thought could be used in the same sentence. Right? I particularly loved seeing her twerking to the Timeflies’ song they dedicated to her called ‘Mia Khalifa’.


What are your views on media/cultural stereotyping of women? On thinness, idea of beauty, right and wrong ways for women to speak, behave, dress, love, live and more. We’ve all tried to conform but have you ever challenged it and felt good about it?¬†Lets hear it!