4 years ago (gosh, where did the years go?) I took part in a blogger’s meet in Goa where I met lots of fab youngsters.
In the intervening years, I’ve kept in touch with a group of these talented young people through social media, and so am sort-of up to date with their formidable achievements.
One of these young ladies is on Insta and Twitter as “Caramelwings,” and I clearly remember asking Ashrrita in Goa “Why caramel wings?”
She laughed and said that it was because she loves baking and is a pilot 🙂
So it is with great joy – and yes, a touch of pride in a cyber-friend – that I’m sharing with you this lovely story.
Yesterday, Ashritta’s mother retired after 38 years as a stewardess with Air India, and guess who was in the cockpit, flying the plane on her last flight?
First officer Ashritta Chinchankar!
How wonderful is this?
I read Ashrrita’s tweet on Monday:
And then yesterday – this!
How fabulous a story is this?
The story went pretty viral – as well it might, because we all love a happy story, and one that involves a young female pilot – well, what’s not to love?
Please give my wishes for a happy retirement to Mum, Ashrrita – and I can’t wait for the day you are my pilot on an Air India flight.
Well done @caramelwings 🙂