Rupa Chowdhury has become Kolkata's first food delivery girl but she had to overcome a plethora of challenges to accomplish this.
Her parents and her sister expired a few years ago. Her marriage is on the rocks. Her husband currently stays at Barasat which is approximately 30 kms from Kolkata. They haven't been divorced yet. To make the matters worse, her only son lives with her husband.
Rupa decided not to be bogged down by these adversities and gathered the courage to become the first woman to enter the food delivery business. She is also an ardent believer of the fact that her step will inspire the company to employ more women from Kolkata.
Rupa was also the first woman in Kolkata who joined Ola as a bike taxi rider back in February. There is more, she recently joined the bike-taxi app Rapido as another driver.
You will be fascinated to know that Rupa was also the first woman in Kolkata who joined Ola as a bike taxi rider back in February. There is more, she recently joined the bike-taxi app Rapido as another driver.
This is not the first time that Kolkata is in news for its stories of women empowerment. The first squad of women traffic cops took the onus of securing Kolkata’s streets in December last year. The initiative was aimed to make women feel safe when they are commuting in the City of Joy.
Kolkata-based Taniya Sanyal scripted history by becoming the first ever woman fire-fighter appointed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).
Finally, the first fleet of pink autos will hit the roads of Kolkata from today. The pink autos are exclusively run by women for women commuters who live in the southern part of the city. This initiative aims to make women feel safe when they are travelling in Kolkata. The women drivers’ dress code too is pink.
Finally, the first fleet of pink autos will hit the roads of Kolkata from today. The pink autos are exclusively run by women for women commuters who live in the southern part of the city.
Other women who have done Kolkata Proud
Tanushree Shankar is one such woman from Kolkata who has managed to make it right to the top. Being one of the best dancers, she has proven that even if you have a lineage, you can stand out and not always be under their shadow.
Anamika Khanna is India’s leading fashion designers. She was the first female Indian fashion designer to show her work at the Paris Fashion Week in the year 2011.
Dola Banerjee is an Olympic level archer from Kolkata. She has been participating in international championships from the year 1996.
So, these are women who are making Kolkata proud. One can hope that many people get inspired by them and follow their heart and their dreams. Breaking stereotypes is what women have to do these days, and it is safe to say that they are. Rupa Chowdhury is an example of how people fight against the odds, and are able to bring in a change into not only their own lives, but of those around them.
Kavya Shah is an intern at SheThePeople.Tv