Published on March 13th, 2014 | by Jehan Raffiuddin
FAB WOMEN: Shaista Ambar
‘Shaista’ which means well bred, well mannered and in Pushto language it means “Beautiful”. True to her name, she proved utmost loyalty to the qualities ascribed with it and today she’s ranked 44th by India Today for being one of the most powerful Women in India. She continues to fight for justice for women & helped countless number of poor, read on to find out how:
Good in her academics, extraordinary in sports and excellent in her religious studies, Shaista is the proud daughter of her parents. Her consciousness was always deeply affected by the injustices done by society particularly to the daughters of eve. She was always encouraged by her husband to research on topics that interested her, so she did her research and then wrote short stories and articles which later got published in many magazines in and outside the country. Her short stories are widely appreciated because they focus on the female child who is ill treated by society.
Parting Shot: To dedicate your life for the happiness of others, is the bravest thing we as humans can do. Shaista has done exactly that. She’s among those women who treats the world as her family. In a country like ours where poverty and injustice to girl child is of utmost concern, it’s people like her that bring change and make a difference. We truly admire her guts and her will to fight against some of the most powerful men and stand for what’s right. To all those reading this, we have one message, “Selfish or Selfless is a question we each must ask our self at least once a day“
The *FAB* Women initiative by FabBag.com celebrates the occasion of Women’s Day all through the month of March with an aim to inspire women across the country by sharing stories of ordinary women with extraordinary lives. If you liked reading Shaista’s story, please leave a comment below and share this article. It’s now your turn to spread the inspiration.