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the-south-asian.com                         January  2001

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Y2K - South Asian Women in headlines

The year 2000 was the year of headlines for south Asian women. Jhumpa Lahiri did it - by winning the Pulitzer Prize - Karnam Malleshwari and Susanthika Jayasinghe won bronze medals at the Sydney Olympics - Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Diya Mirza and Aditi Govitrikar became the beauties with brains.

 

   

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Jhumpa Lahiri's collection of short stories Interpreter of Maladies won her the Pulitzer Prize. Lives and works in Boston. Married Alberto Vourvoulias, Time magazine journalist, in Kolkata on 15 January 2001.

  

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Karnam Malleshwari became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. She won the bronze in 69 kg weightlifting category (she lifted 240 kg). Originally from Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh, Karnam now lives with her husband in Yamunanagar, Haryana. She was also the World Champion in 1994 and 1995. (PTI Photo)

 

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Susanthika Jayasinghe is the first Sri Lankan to win a track and field medal at the Olympics. Her bronze in 200m also made her the first South Asian to win a world championship medal in track and field.         (AP Photo- Gemunu Amarasinghe)

 

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Lara Dutta - the 21 year old Miss Universe, is a graduate in Economics from Mumbai. She wants to be a journalist - her role model is CNN's War Correspondent Christian Amanpour. Lara's interests range from Indian classical dance and music to para-gliding and bungee jumping. Her father, a retired Indian Air Force pilot, and mother, now live in Bangalore. (Lara's younger sister is a pilot too).                           (TOI photo)

 

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Diya Mirza, the 18 year old from Hyderabad, won the Miss Asia-Pacific title - the second Indian to win the title. Still in her final year at school, Diya plans to study psychology and law.                                     (TOI photo)

   

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Priyanka Chopra is Miss World 2000. 18 year old Priyanka is a student of psychology at Jai Hind College, Mumbai and wants to become a clinical psychologist. Her father is also a doctor in the Indian Army, and the family live in Bareilly, UP.

                                                           (TOI photo)

 

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Aditi Govitrikar, the newly crowned Mrs. World, studied medicine but opted for a career in modelling. Eldest of three children, Aditi was brought up in Mumbai. She is married to a doctor and has a four-year old daughter. She is also the first Indian title-holder.
Photo: Filmfare

 

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