Mala Vijaykumar, a grandmother of four from Chennai, believes in staying fit by running marathons and trekking in the Himalayas. Photo: Handout
Mala Vijaykumar, a grandmother of four from Chennai, believes in staying fit by running marathons and trekking in the Himalayas. Photo: Handout
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‘Age is only a number’: the Indian women defying old-age stereotypes to live life to its fullest

  • From snorkelling in the tropics to running multiple marathons, a generation of older Indian women are redefining what it means to be in their age group
  • They include Bollywood legend Waheeda Rehman and 81-year-old fitness guru Usha Soman – but less well-known names are helping drive the change too

Mala Vijaykumar, a grandmother of four from Chennai, believes in staying fit by running marathons and trekking in the Himalayas. Photo: Handout
Mala Vijaykumar, a grandmother of four from Chennai, believes in staying fit by running marathons and trekking in the Himalayas. Photo: Handout
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