Women Fighter Pilots Inspire Indian Women

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Women in India are coming out of the shell and booming like never before. In a country like India where women had fewer roles in society, they are reaching for the stars today–literally. Women and shedding old clichés of working behind closed doors and they are taking steps to conquer male bastions. With so much in their armour, they are inspiring a number of Indian girls too. Bhawna Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh are creating history as India’s first women fighter pilots as they will be inducted into the IAF fighter stream in June 2016. They are currently under training and who will make the final cut depends on them clearing the advanced stage training. This was announced by Chief of the Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Arup Raha. While there are many women pilots serving the IAF as transport and helicopter pilots, this comes as a [+more]

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Edward Snowden Joins Twitter; 1 Million Followers In 24 Hours

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Twitter has found a way with Edward Snowden—the man of the moment who doubles as a fugitive and is best known as an erstwhile National Security Agency contractor. He opened an account on the micro blogging site on Tuesday from Russia, where he is currently on exile. Within 24 hours, he has reached 1 million followers. Best known for leaking massive surveillance secrets of the US government, Snowden is clearly not just a speck in the digital world anymore. And his handle seems to be as uptight as he is @snowden. His Twitter bio says: I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. The whopping followers’ saga Right after he opened an account, Snowden attracted 171,000 followers—all within one hour and by the time the day was half way through, this followers’ list grew to 740,000. That speaks a lot about the fan-dom this man [+more]

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