#WomenAtWork – A captain

I am a captain. 

Flying from one destination to the other, 

the best life lessons came from my father and mother.

When studying psychology, I found my passion. 

One day like a light fills the heart, I knew I was meant to be in aviation. 

A flight school in Florida taught me my lessons

and steered my career into the right direction. 

I went up the air first with GoAir

and now in IndiGo, in the cockpit is my chair. 

Supportive family and friends are my strength, 

with their support I can go any length. 

If I take a break from flying, like my mother I will be a teacher, 

nothing else but a Simulator Instructor. 

There is no substitute for hard work and following our goals, 

that’s the thing making happy souls. 

I am Akriti Sharan and I am a captain. 

I am a captain..

I am a captain..

Today is edition #9 of #WomenAtWork, a regular photo feature on this blog. If you are interested in participating, please read the inaugural post and join by adding your linky below. I would love to see your take on the tag. 

When I was flying to Chennai in July, Akriti was leading us to our destination. Though I was too shy to meet her and say hello, she was friendly enough to share her mail id. Since then, we have been in touch and I am happy to have her on this blog today. 

How to link?

  • You can only join with a blog post.
  • It would be great to see a picture of a woman at work and a few words about her. If you cannot share a picture, you can share a picture of her workspace. With a real picture, I would still be able to call this a photo post. 
  • Use the linky to add your post. 
  • Visit others and show some love.

28 Responses

  1. ShethP says:

    Great write-up and an inspiring story. 🙂 I’ve also learned that strangers can teach us loads if we only talk to them!
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  2. Debadyuti says:

    Wonderful article Parul! As they say “Do what you like, like what you do”. Captain Akriti Sharan is an inspiration for all youngsters regardless of gender. To have accomplished so much in presumably a short span of time speaks volumes about her hard work and determination. I recently had the privilege of flying with Captain Sharan in the control, needless to say she is a fine pilot.

  3. Lovely and a wonderful blog, wonder how do you manage it with your travel, well done and keep flying high always 🙂

  4. Aseem says:

    Didn’t know you write such lovely poems Parul. I guess it’s been quite a long while since I have been absent from your blog ;). Would love to read more of your poems :).

    And yeah, more power to women like Akriti who go up and above the rest to follow their dreams and inspire millions of others :D.

  5. Rachna says:

    You know, Parul, I have experienced first hand how Indigo has so many lady captains. I feel so proud everytime I see a lady captain. So lovely that you featured one of them in your stories.

  6. Geets says:

    Such a beautiful poem you have weaved Parul! You should write poems more often!


  7. Divsi says:

    So inspirational! Love this! More power to her:)

  8. Love it! Certainly going to join in this time.

  9. Abha Dayal Prasad says:

    Indeed proud of your rise , deserve every bit of praise, with grit and determination nothing is impossible.keep soaring.

  10. Alana says:

    In a small way, this reminds me of the “Humans of New York” blog. This has the seeds of greatness, and I enjoyed reading your story, Captain.

  11. Love these posts of yours.. Maybe one day you can make a book out of these?

  12. Vidya Sury says:

    How lovely and inspiring, Parul! I am glad you met her and are in touch with her.
    Happy to join you for the bloghop! Thank you for hosting it. Have a wonderful week ahead!
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  13. Obsessivemom says:

    She looks so happy and confident. I like the diversity of professions of the women you feature here.

  14. Rajlakshmi says:

    Awww so incredibly inspiring !! And the picture makes it perfect. Thank you for sharing this 😀 I will dream of flying planes today.
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  15. Anonymous says:

    Great! Keep it up and fly higher…..


  16. Bikram says:

    Good luck to her.. and well done tooooo. .😀😀

  17. Dashy says:

    Teacher when not a captain? How nice. Kudos to her, she’s an inspiration to us all! 😀
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