Power Women 2017 | Verve Magazine - Part 3
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Power Women 2017

Sania Mirza, Tennis Player, multiple Grand Slam winner, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Bhushan

Inspirational Icons: Sania Mirza

Text by Zaral Shah. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

"I wish many more girls would break out of their shells so that we will have more athletes coming out of the country"
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Squash Player

Inspirational Icons: Dipika Pallikal Karthik

Text by Zaral Shah. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

"When I was 13, I had no place to train at in India and had to go to Egypt for the same"
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Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, Boxer

Inspirational Icons: Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom

Text by Zaral Shah. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

"Discrimination, insults, being talked down to and opposition from my family - I overcame it all"
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Arunima Sinha, Mountaineer

Winners’ Circle: Arunima Sinha

Text by Huzan Tata. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

For being the first woman amputee in the world to climb Mount Everest, and for scaling Indonesia’s highest peak last July
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Aditi Ashok, Golfer, Ladies European Tour

Winners’ Circle: Aditi Ashok

Text by Huzan Tata. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

For being the first Indian woman to win two tournaments on the Ladies European Tour — the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open after the Hero Women’s Indian Open — last year
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Deepa Malik, Paralympian Athlete

Winners’ Circle: Deepa Malik

Text by Huzan Tata. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

For bagging a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, the first Indian woman to do so
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