Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Power Woman Quiz

March 08th is International Women's day.The Indian woman, with her resilience and intellect, balances her family and career judiciously.As a tribute to Indian women ,presenting below a short informative quiz about the women who have become role models and inspired many souls.Answers are provided below

1.She is known for her philanthropic work and has initiated a move to provide all government schools in Karnataka with
computer and library facilities. She also teaches computer science and writes fiction. She completed her M.Tech. in Computer
Science in 1974 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, stood first in her class and received a gold medal from the
Indian Institute of Engineers. She was also the first woman engineer to be selected in Telco (now Tata Motors), Pune. In
2006, the Padma Shri, a civilian award from the Government of India was conferred on her.Who?

2.It was not easy for her. She founded a company with a capital of Rs. 10,000/- in her garage in 1978.The initial operation
was to extract an enzyme from papaya. Her application for loans was turned down by banks on three counts – biotechnology was
a new word yet; the company lacked assets and most importantly, women entrepreneurs were still a rarity. But this did not let
her down. She worked hard and over the years, the company grew under her stewardship and is today the biggest
biopharmaceutical firm in India. Termed as “India’s mother of invention " by the New York Times, she is also India's first
woman Brew master and has authored 'Ale and Arty,' a Coffee table book about brewing beer . Who are we talking about ?

3.The lady is one of India's prominent woman entrepreneurs and has over 40,000 franchise clinics across the world covering
over 138 countries. She captured the markets around the world and now wants to conquer space. In an innovative move, she
has started work on formulations that astronauts could carry with them in their extraterrestrial sojourns to protect their
skin from the ravages of space travel and slow down the ageing process .The free samples have already been sent to NASA.
Known all over the world as the queen of herbal care products, she once remarked "I do not sell products. I sell an entire
civilization in a jar." Who ?

4.One word to describe the lady -Excellence. The daughter of one of the country's best-known Urdu-language poet, she took up
acting almost three decades ago and has delivered award winning performances. But it's not her movie roles that have made her
a hero for modern India. She has consistently—and loudly—railed against real-world injustice. Her passion is
incontrovertible. Always in the news, once asked why, she said “The trouble is that I can never keep quiet." Who ?

5.In her early days, she borrowed money from her father in Delhi to come to Mumbai and take part in the Miss India contest in
1998.She told herself that she wouldn’t return home until she paid him back. She worked at McDonald’s as a waitress for Rs
1,500 and also auditioned for roles while working. The role of an ideal daughter-in-law made her a towering figure on the
Indian television circuit .Life has never been the same since then for this lady. She balances a political career, a family
with three children, produces and acts in plays and also manages a jet-setting acting schedule. Who ?

6.She has a bachelor's in English literature from St. Stephen's College, Delhi; a master's in mass communications from Jamia
Milia Islamia's Mass Communications Research Center, Delhi; and a master's in journalism from Columbia University, New York.
She was a 1997 winner of the Inlaks Scholarship, which sends six Indians abroad annually for graduate work . She was the
journalistic face of the Kargil war . Who ?

7.Growing up in Karnal, Haryana she always knew she was going to do something with her life. She was a tomboy who chopped off
her own hair and learnt Karate. She loved the idea of flying and had JRD Tata as her role model. She dared to dream and
worked very hard to make that dream a reality by qualifying over 2692 applicants at NASA to earn herself a place in space
shuttle Columbia. She died aboard STS-107 (Space Shuttle Columbia) when it disintegrated during reentry into the Earth's
atmosphere. A few days after her death, the Indian Prime Minister announced that the meteorological series of satellites,
"METSAT" be named after her. She was a star and continues to be a role model for millions of people all across the globe.
Amar Chitra Katha released a comic book biography on her life.Who.?

8.She can be described as India's unofficial ambassador of the world of fashion. She graduated from the National Institute of
Fashion Technology, New Delhi. She became the first Asian designer to head a French Fashion brand, Scherrer. Her esteemed
client list includes Bill Clinton,Nicole Kidman and M.F Hussain.She recently released a book written by her titled 'Firefly'
that is on sale for a whooping Rs 1 lakh. When asked what inspires her, she says ""My Inspiration comes from what makes my
generation tick".Who?

9.She is often referred to as the 'Model Maker' thanks to her extraordinary ability to pick up winners in the modelling world. Think John Abraham, Lara Dutta, Diana Hayden and you'll know whom we are talking about. She heads the Gladrags Magazine and is one of the forces behind the Miss India beauty pageant. Her success as a wife and mother are partly the reason why she launched India’s first Indian beauty pageant for married women -Mrs. India contest. A constant advice that she gives to aspiring models- "Beauty fades. So have have something to fall back on. A real career".Who?

10.It all began with a dream. A dream to help people regain their self-confidence by creating awareness about their appearance, awakening a desire among people to feel good about themselves.This passion set the pace for her professional training in cosmetology in Germany. She also undertook tours in Europe to learn the latest technologies used in slimming. Assimilating this knowledge, she utilised the latest techniques and set up her first slimming and beauty centre in 1989. Subsequently, she set up more centres all over India and since then there has been no looking back.
Stay Beautiful is what she believes in.Who?

1.Sudha Murthy
2.Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
3.Shahnaz Hussain
4.Shabana Azmi
5.Smriti Irani
6.Barkha Dutt
7.Kalpana Chawla
8.Ritu Beri
9.Maureen Wadia
10.Vandana Luthra


At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

was able to guess all except the first one...
- SG (queens)

At 1:35 AM, Blogger Minal said...

Nice quiz. Got 8 out of the 10. The last two escaped me!
Happy Women's day!

At 5:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good set of questions..
Silly question to ask, are you a regular quizzer??? (can't help it)..
-a novice

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Nancy Martin said...

Thanks for sharing your post, this is really informative for me. It will help me in future, i appreciate your blog!!
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