India's Giant Leap For Womankind
4, Oct 2019, 4:50 PM IST
16 years ago, India lost one of its most talented children, Kalpana Chawla – the first Indian-born woman to go to space, and a role model for all those young Indian girls who dreamt of making it big in the field of science. 11 years ago, when Chandrayaan 1 was launched, one would have needed a telescope to locate a woman in a sea of male scientists in starchy white lab coats. In 2016, ISRO shared details of women scientists who were actually instrumental in Mangalyan's success.
The message sent – Space is no longer a man’s domain.
In this episode of Not For Women Only, we kick off World Space Week by taking a look at how the empowerment of Indian women scientists over the last 5 years has shown that times are changing.