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The Queen of the Skies - A Tribute to Neerja Bhanot

Not only did she battle the demons of terrorism at her work, but she also fought the demons of toxic patriarchy at her home. She has been awarded many gallantry awards, including the Ashok Chakra, but no piece of silverware could ever encapsulate the bravery and love she had inside her.She was Neerja Bhanot. Her life is a great inspiration to all of us and is an example of what we are capable of doing when backed into a corner. The scientists say that such people have an “Adrenaline Rush.” I prefer to say that they are ‘bravehearts.’ Neerja had a good life until the point she got married, but then it took a real sour turn for her. After...

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