It may have well been the year of the ox, according to the Chinese calendar. But feminine power ruled the roost in its own way, especially Indian women. Be it the male-dominated South Block of the Indian Parliament or even the Armed forces of the country, women surged ahead to take over vantage positions. Whether it politics, sports, corporate, science or art, women made a quiet mark in their respective fields across the globe. In fact, 2009 marked the entry of women aboard US Navy submarines for the first time, 16 years after bringing female sailors onto surface combat ships..
Here's a quick compilation of the women newsmakers of 2009.
Text: Noaman A. Khan
(Have we missed anyone? Let us know by adding their names in the comment box.)