Saturday, August 21, 2010

Women I Would Like To Meet

This is a list of women I'd like to meet. It's been inspired by the list of book characters that I wrote and then realised that I had to cut out Hermione Granger because I did want to meet Emma Watson and not Ms. Granger. So here goes.

  • Mother Theresa who has been on the list for the longest time for having that incredible capacity to love
  • Meryl Streep who is simply awesome in whatever she does from 'Falling in Love' to 'Bridges of Madison County' to 'Mama Mia'
  • Mallika Sarabhai who does things so differently and does so many things
  • Ayn Rand for her firebrand, immensely original and powerful writing
  • Agatha Christie for creating a wonderful world of mystery books and Hercule Poirot
  • Arundhati Roy of the pre-activism days, the 'In which Annie gives it those ones' days
  • Merlene Ottey the famous Jamaican sprinter
  • Yelena Isinbayeva the pole vault champion for setting new bench marks and breaking her own records
  • Madonna for reinventing herself so often and in so many ways
  • Sue Townsend for creating Adrian Mole
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Winnie Mandela
  • Princess Diana
  • Kate Winslet who is simply superb and someone in the Meryl Streep mould
  • Emma Watson who plays Hermione Grange
  • Audrey Hepburn who was simply lovely in all the movies that I saw of hers
  • Enid Blyton who gave me so many hours of reading pleasure with her books
  • Gina Lollobrigida of Come September fame
  • Nadia Comaneci the Romanian gymnast
  • Priyanka Gandhi who seems to do things in her own manner, whether its political campaigning or meeting Nalini in jail
  • Serena Williams for her incredible capacity to fight herself out of deep holes in her matches
  • Louise Hay for making such a difference to the world with her simple philosophies
  • Konkona Sen for being such a brilliant actor
  • Billie Jean King for her famous 3 set victory in the battle of sexes match against Bobby Riggs
  • Tabu who does everything differently again and is a superb actor

Anita Nair, the famous Indian novelist, would be on the list too but I met her. I will review the list of course and add some more.

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