Saree Swag: Meet These Badass Women Who Broke Norms in 9 Yards
Shital Mahajan Rane, an Indian woman in extreme sports took to skydiving and created a record. On Sunday, Mahajan, 35, jumped from a height of 13 thousand feet in Thailand wearing traditional Maharashtrian saree and we can’t stop gushing over her bold spirit.
Wooww..I must say Sheetal left no excuse for women in Saree.
— Ankita Chaurasia?? (@Ankita84sia) February 13, 2018
She now is the first Indian woman to do such a stunt.
The Padma Shri awardee experimented on her first-ever parachute jump without having any training, making this a unique record. Pattaya clouds witnessed this extraordinary performance when Mahajan succeeded in jumping twice from a plain from a height of 13 thousand feet. Shital is a national and international acclaimed sportswoman.
Speaking to the Mirror, Shital Mahajan shared, “I have always wanted to do something different with skydiving. I have 17 national and 6 world records to my name. I keep doing different and exceptional things in skydiving sport. And I want to promote what Indian women are capable of doing on the world forum if given a chance. When I did it on the North Pole, I just wanted to prove to the world that Indian women can do anything.”
"I wanted to prove that #IndianWomen can not only carry off the #saree graciously in their routine lives but can also use it for a high adventure like #skydiving." Shital Rane-Mahajan, 35-year old extreme sportswoman.https://t.co/pPUuP9OI6N
— Indian Women Blog (@indianwomenblog) February 13, 2018
— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2018
Here is a woman’s reply to those who consider sarees a symbol of clumsiness.
While we all agree that this elegant piece of clothing is adorable and every woman, once in a while, should flaunt the garment, there are such cases which totally blown our mind away in the past.
Here are some instances where badass women tried showing us wearing a saree is cool and who cares about pallu as well-loved the act more.
Milind Soman and his 75-year-old (then) mother high-fived each other and ran on Ahmedabad-Mumbai Run. She was barefoot and yeah in a sari.
Or, again Usha Soman pulled off push-ups in saree.
— Pratik Mohapatra (@I_praYtik) June 19, 2017
When Kolkata homemaker Pooja Jain got ready to compete a Marathon in a saree
.@sachin_rt met Pooja Jain today who will be running the @IDBIFed #KolkataFullMarathon in a saree tomorrow. This is her way of busting the myth that women (especially who wear sarees) cannot take up running. We wish her all the luck for tomorrow! #RunKolkata pic.twitter.com/esPMdPnYvs
— Kolkata FullMarathon (@KolFullMarathon) February 3, 2018
Recently Mandira Bedi gave us inspiration by doing push-ups in a saree. In her own words: “When the attire didn’t matter.”
When about 120 women in Bangalore recently ran a marathon in saree.
A few months back, some "modern" Indian women were writing on social media that wearing saree is "tough" in today's work conditions.
Forget work.. Bengaluru women show us that you can even run a road race in saree. Some even did that carrying infants, while saree clad 🙂 pic.twitter.com/XlfrDEsZ4d
— Kiran Kumar S (@KiranKS) February 12, 2018
— Running Newz (@Runners_Newz) February 13, 2018
Or, when this sword-fighting granny shows us how it’s done
India: 72-year-old sari sword fighter https://t.co/JUwNeLhmvd via
Nothing can be more mesmerizing than a women with a sword in a saree!
— Tushar (@imbenzene) October 18, 2016
Jayanthi Sampathkumar, IT manager from Hyderabad, named in Guinness World Record after she ran a full marathon wearing a saree
— Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) January 18, 2018
61 yr old women wins Marathon wearing a saree & lady in d video can't even work in office wearing a saree.It's ur fault lady & not of saree. pic.twitter.com/2abEqNxJ6M
— Kung Fu Yogi (@KungFuYogii) October 28, 2017
Breaking regularity, these 50 women sparkle India’s first saree Flash Mob
— FOX29WFLX (@FOX29WFLX) November 4, 2015
When Neetu Singh, a Yoga Instructor and founder of Total Yoga made a Diwali Special street yoga show in Bangalore.
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