9 episodes

Uncommon Women is a new podcast series hosted by Gayatri Rangachari Shah that brings you inspiring tales of women breaking barriers, of women creating impact. You hear from women in the news and women you haven’t heard of yet. What they have in common is that they are Uncommon. These women are trailblazers who dared to dream. Even in the toughest situations, they didn’t give up. These stories of struggle will uplift you and move you. Uncommon Women will leave you thinking “If she can do it, so can I”

Uncommon Women with Gayatri Rangachari Shah Red FM

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.1 • 170 Ratings

Uncommon Women is a new podcast series hosted by Gayatri Rangachari Shah that brings you inspiring tales of women breaking barriers, of women creating impact. You hear from women in the news and women you haven’t heard of yet. What they have in common is that they are Uncommon. These women are trailblazers who dared to dream. Even in the toughest situations, they didn’t give up. These stories of struggle will uplift you and move you. Uncommon Women will leave you thinking “If she can do it, so can I”

    Ep - 9 Farah Khan

    Ep - 9 Farah Khan

    Bollywood is always in the limelight and today more so than ever. Hear one of the industry's most well-known faces, the award winning choreographer, director and producer Farah Khan tells about the ups and downs of working there, how coming from a place of poverty and years of struggle shaped her world view , and why she likes to make feel-good films. Listen to Farah Khan on this week's episode of Uncommon Women with Gayatri Rangachari Shah on RedFM India app.

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    • 36 min
    EP - 8 Anita Dongre

    EP - 8 Anita Dongre

    She started out with just 2 sewing machines and faced a lot of rejection in her career. But she didn’t let it get her down. Instead she channeled her fierce drive to be economically independent and worked harder. 21 years after opening her first store in Mumbai, Anita Dongre is at her professional pinnacle. Her clothes have been worn by celebrities at home and abroad, including Kate Middleton, Hillary Clinton and Ivanka Trump. Hear how she got to where she is in this week’s episode of Uncommon Women with Gayatri Rangachari Shah on the RedFM India app

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    • 38 min
    EP - 7 Aruna Roy

    EP - 7 Aruna Roy

    Hamara Paisa, Hamara Hisab. Do Indians have the right to know how money used by the government on their behalf is spent?  That was the simple premise upon which Aruna Roy and her colleagues began the movement for the Right to Information. A grassroots campaign that began in rural Rajasthan is now a powerful law used by millions around the country. Listen to activist and peaceful protestor Aruna Roy made it her life's mission to give us transparency and accountability. Listen to the RTI story on Uncommon Women with Gayatri Rangachari Shah on the RedFM India app

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    • 40 min
    EP- 6 Barkha Dutt

    EP- 6 Barkha Dutt

    Gutsy. Fiesty. Outspoken. Courageous. Brilliant. Barkha Dutt gave new meaning to the word journalist as she spent 120 days traveling across India to report on the coronavirus pandemic. She did this with a small crew, in a tiny car, where she sometimes slept and which doubled up as her studio! Barkha's stories of destitution and struggle made many Indians come forward to help fellow citizens.  She risked her own health in her pursuit of the story – hear how she re-discovered her roots as a reporter and why she feels journalism is a public service. Listen to her story on the Uncommon Women podcast with Gayatri Rangachari Shah on the Red FM India app.  

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    • 41 min
    EP - 5 Alyse Nelson

    EP - 5 Alyse Nelson

    Listen to Alyse Nelson, CEO of Vital Voices, a US based nonprofit that trains women leaders around the world effect change in their communities, whether its to combat climate change, end human trafficking and gender-based violence and to aid with the refugee crisis. Tune in to this week’s episode of Uncommon Women with Gayatri Rangachari Shah

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    • 45 min
    EP - 4 CHARU KHURANA

    EP - 4 CHARU KHURANA

    Can you believe that there was a 59 year old ban on women to work as make-up artists in the movies in India ? And this was only overturned 6 years ago! Meet the woman who made it happen – Charu Khurana. She single-handedly fought a long battle and paved the way for Indian women to work as make-up artists in the Indian film industry . Hear Charu on the podcast uncommon women with Gayatri Rangachari Shah with a tale that will leave you stunned even in the 21st century !!

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

jfbsssssss ,

Why Hindi?

For a moment I thought I had found a wonderful platform where I could strike a chord with some like-minded souls only to encounter Hindi amidst an in-depth conversation where not only did I lose track of the magnitude of the information, but provoked to an extent that it is not meant for listeners like me who are non-speakers of Hindi.
Otherwise bravo! An Incredible effort!

bhani20 ,

Inspiring...

It’s heartwarming and inspiring to hear the stories of these incredible women. They truly are the torch bearers for women all over the world proving that strong will and determination can help you achieve anything. Thank you Gayatri for bringing this to us.

GauriAimaZ ,

Uncommon women - Gayatri R Shah

Fascinating podcast . Great to learn the achievements & successes of Indian women who otherwise remain faceless & unacknowledged .

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