Yet another year is set to pass. 2017 is gearing up to bid a happy goodbye. But sorting through the best moments of the year, we realized there was a lot happening in terms of women breaking societal norms and showing the middle finger to the so-called sanskari standard.

2017 can be defined as the year when women truly empowered themselves. Take a look at these awesome women who went non-sanskari and had a blast.

When a Bride ditched her Lehenga for Gym Shorts

When a Dalit Bride from Rajasthan rode A Horse to her own Wedding

Rajasthani Bride takes 'Baraat' To The Groom's Door
Rajasthani Bride takes ‘Baraat’ To The Groom’s Door (Picture Credit: InUth.com)

When an 80-year-old sold her goats to gift a toilet to her 102-year-old mother-in-law

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A bride who decided to dance to “Cheap Thrills” while her groom was on the way?

When 9-year-old Ridhima Pandey sued the government for failing to implement green laws

52-Yr-Old Granny became Uber’s First Female Bike Taxi Driver in Punjab

Uber's First Female Driver In Punjab
Photo Credit: Hindustan Times

When Sari-clad, young female skateboarders in a music video “Alpha Female” broke the internet

Artist Annushka Hardikar’s project Oh Nari, So Sanskari! reveals issues modern women face

When Sunny Leone adopted a kid

When this acid attack survivor’s wedding made us go aweee! She met her husband via a wrong number

When women with Down Syndrome were beautifully captured on film to challenge beauty norms

women with Down Syndrom
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When a transgender woman mothered an adopted kid

 

When a few women wore cow masks to question if cows are safer than women in India

When Mona Varonica Campbell become the first trans plus-size model at Lakmé Fashion Week

And, this 21-year-old’s artwork fights Censorship through Temple Art

Akshita Chandra -- Being Censitive art
Akshita Chandra’s Being Censitive art

When this Hijab-Clad Bike enthusiast rode an orange-red-and-black Honda CBR Repsol

Roshni Misbah - Delhi's fierce 22-year-old 'Hijabi Biker'
Roshni Misbah – Delhi’s fierce 22-year-old ‘Hijabi Biker’ (Pic Credit: Facebook)

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When Kochi Metro appointed transgender people at work

When three Muslim hijab-clad girls from Kerala’s Malappuram took part in a flash mob on World AIDS Day

When India saw the first openly transgender wedding in Mumbai

First open transgender wedding in Mumbai
Madhuri and Jay’s Wedding. Pic Credit: Facebook/Aher Abheena

When Aligarh Girls Challenged Discrimination, Roared Into AMU Campus On Bikes

When 30-year-old Stephanie Góngora (@casa_colibri) took social media by storm by Instagramming a video of her in a yoga pose while she bled through a pair of white yoga pants.
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From the wedding straight to the polling booth, Tamil Nadu bride casts vote
Tamil nadu bride casts vote
Picture Credit: ANI

Sasikala, a railway keyman, conquered a men’s zone, ensuring safety of trains and goods on the tracks

G. Sasikala (34), a railway keyman
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When Six Afghan Girls Won Silver Medal at Robotics Competition
Afghan Girls Robotics team
Source: The Express Tribune

Smashing Patriarchy, these Afghan Girls are Learning Kung Fu

Afghan girls learn Kung Fu
Source: Huffington Post

When women celebrate Onam by dancing to a song about earrings, a thieving father and an alcoholic mother

When Kangana Ranaut showed nepotistic Bollywood the finger

Kangana Ranaut had the regular Indian experience as a girl child

When the Lipstick Under My Burkha women made Pahlaj Nihalani quit from what he was never good at

When Saudi Arabia finally allowed women to drive

Saudi women's video

When Punjab woman cop Manjit Kaur went to her lesbian wedding in a sherwani, pagdi and cash notes

Manjit Kaur lesbian wedding
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Or, when this Punjabi woman rode a scooter while dancing bhangra on the highway

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Feature Image Credit: Annushka Hardikar’s Oh Nari, So Sanskari! series

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