Meena Kandasamy: Her bio reads 'My Kali kills. My Draupadi strips. My Sita climbs on a stranger's lap. All my women militate. They brave bombs, belittle kings, take on the sun, take after me.' Need we say more? Her handle is @meenakandasamy.
Nandita Iyer: Her bio reads 'Writer (Food, health and lifestyle), food blogger and nutrition doctor.' Not many know that she is also a great singer. She is always courteous and tweets on music and food. Her handle is @saffrontrail
Padma Lakshmi: Padma Parvati Lakshmi is an author, chef, actress, model and television host. Her bio reads 'Ramblin' like a gypsy, savoring all the juice I can squeeze out of life...'. She's thrown her weight and celebrity status behind the ailment that plagues women the most the world over - Endometriosis - and has spoken about the disease at prominent forums to raise awareness. Her handle is @PadmaLakshmi.
Rupa Subramanya: The co-author of 'Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India' is an enormously talented writer with deep knowledge of her field. She's a lauded journalist who is worth following on Twitter simply because of her informed opinions on a vast array of subjects. Her handle is @RupaSubramanya.
Shaili Chopra: Her bio reads 'Award winning journalist, author of 'Birdies in Business', columnist for Tehelka, high on biz news and golf, tweets own, 50 Indian women to follow by WowFactorAsia'. Yes, she's not new to lists on popular women. Her handle is @shailichopra.
Shoma Chaudhury: She's the managing editor of Tehelka Magazine. Her bio reads 'Easy self description would be left of centre, more accurate would be just pro justice. Besotted mother of two boys.' She's easygoing and rewarding to follow. Her handle is @ShomaChaudhury.
Sucheta Dalal: She's a journalist and writer and the Managing Editor of Moneylife - a foundation into advocacy, financial literacy and right protection. Don't get daunted by her towering personality. She's is a fountain of knowledge and exudes confidence gained over years of experience. Her handle is @suchetadalal.
Shweta Pandit: Musician. Bollywood Soundtrack Princess. Actor (new addition). Lead Vocalist with AR Rahman. Composer. Photo Freak. Gypsy Queen. In her own words. She left out talented. Her handle is @ShwetaPandit7.
Anna MM Vetticad: The author of 'The Adventures of an Intrepid Film Critic', Anna is a journalist, teacher, social media consultant and to quote her - the 'World's most committed feminist'. She is opinionated, passionate about her work and always fun to interact with on Twitter. Her handle is @annavetticad.
Khushbu Sundar: Her bio reads 'actor, producer, politician, a proud DMKian..live n let live'. Anyone who has interacted with her knows that she is a feminist and a liberal. She always stands up for women's rights, sometimes even at the cost of her personal safety. Her handle is @khushsundar.
Gul Panag: She's an actor, activist, aviator, animal lover, adrenalin junkie, adventurer, avid traveller, automobile and fitness enthusiast and biker, as per her bio on Twitter. But she's also honest in her opinion about issues that affect women and straightforward in her interactions with tweeps. Her handle is @GulPanag.
Kalki Koechlin: The talented and intelligent actor is an independent spirit. She is slowly but steadily making her mark in Bollywood in offbeat films. She's known to be straightforward with her views and is great to interact with if you are looking for intellectually stimulating conversation. Her handle is @kalkikanmani.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: She is the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, India's largest Biotechnology company. She's a role model for thousands of women who want to make a name in the cutthroat world of business. She's extremely articulate in her tweets. Her handle is @kiranshaw.
Aditi Mittal: Her bio on Twitter reads 'A-blah Nari. Run Time: 26 years Genre: Comedy Warning: Some scenes may be unsuitable for minors'. She's our favourite stand-up comic. If you have ever sweated in front of a room full of people while giving a speech, you would know how difficult it is to address and be judged by a live audience. She does it effortlessly. Daily. Her handle is @awryaditi.
Nishtha Gautam: She teaches at Delhi's Lady Sri Ram College and is the Editor of The Alpha Stories. Her bio reads 'Thanks to free verse, I call myself a wannabe poet.' She's known to voice concern on abuse of women and has written for media houses. Her handle is @TedhiLakeer.
Huma Qureshi: Her bio reads 'actor, writer, traveller, foodie, passionate, foolish, all heart leonine'. Huma is immensely talented and is only going from strength to strength every day. Even with a cracking cast, the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' star made everyone sit up and take note of her. Her handle is @humasqureshi.
Juhi Chaturvedi: The award-winning scriptwriter is the brain behind the hilarious 'Vicky Donor'. She is enormously talented and has already proved her worth in an industry that badly needs good writers. Her handle is @writeonj.
Kiran Manral: Her bio reads 'Author of The Reluctant Detective. The Brat's Mom. The Queen of Undomestic in Suburbia.' Kiran is witty and unrestrained in her effort to raise awareness about the rights of women. Her tweets about her young son have a popular following. She's generous in her responses to those who reach out to her on Twitter. But trolls, beware, her words can sting! Her handle is @kiranmanral.
Mandira Bedi: Her bio reads 'shanti, ashanti, actor, anchor..!' A fitness enthusiast and sports fan, she encourages women to conquer fields previously unaccessible to them. Her handle is @mandybedi.
Naomi Datta: TV Presenter, producer, author of the '6 PM Slot', a satire on television. Her bio reads 'Whatever I say or do here or otherwise - has nothing to do with anyone but me!' She has strong views in matters that interest her and is witty and intelligent. Her handle is @nowme_datta.
Namrata Rao: Her bio reads 'love to hear, overhear and tell stories. Want to be the proverbial fly on the wall'. She's a talented film editor, whose portfolio includes fantastic films such as Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Ishqiya, Band Baaja Baaraat and Kahaani. Her handle is @aliceinandheri.
Padmasree: Her bio reads 'Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Cisco. Investments and M&A. Love art, photography, Haiku and food.' As you get to know her, you will realise that she is an inspiration for women in tech. Her handle is @Padmasree.
Maria Goretti: 'Being super girl, friend, mum, hug giver, star gazer, dragon slayer, muffin maker Mary Poppins is a tough job, but someones gotta.' That bio is enough to follow her, unconditionally. But the actress and rock climber is also someone who is sensitive about matters of women and is free spirited enough to champion their cause unequivocally. Her handle is @mariagorettiz.
Harini Calamur: Her bio reads 'media entrepreneur, film maker, columnist, writer, blogger, teacher and the main slave to an imperious hound(ess)'. Her handle is @calamur. If you are looking for deep insight on daily news, she's your go to person.
Malini Agarwal: Ultimate celebrity blogger whose bio reads 'He who controls the spice, controls the universe. Bollywood, Fashion and Lifestyle with a Desi Girl Twist!' She's your connection to Bollywood's gossip and all things entertainment. She's also fun to follow on Twitter. Her handle is @MissMalini
Monica Dogra: The talented actor is extremely articulate and intelligent. She is well versed on a broad variety of subjects and always speaks her mind. Her bio reads 'Mind, Voice, Collaborator of The Dewarists. Seed Planter. Music Maker.' Her handle is Her handle is @Shaair.
Namita Bhandare: She calls herself 'Mother, wife, journalist, friend' on Twitter. She is knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects and is vocal on violence against women. Her handle is @namitabhandare.
Meera Damji: In her own words, Meera is a 'fully whacked out potty-in-the-head loon. Life and window seat enthusiast. Imli ki goli fan. Maths Geek. Also happen to be on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM between 5-9pm.' Her staggering knowledge about music is unmatched. Great fun to follow on Twitter. Her handle is @MeeMeera.
Nilanjana Roy: Her bio reads 'Writer, cat herder, recovered bibliophagist'. The journalist and literary critic is also the author of 'The Wildings'. Versatile, articulate and opinionated, Nilanjana is simply terrific to interact with on Twitter because of her sharp views on most things. Her handle is @nilanjanaroy.
Rajyasree Sen: Her bio reads 'Founder - erstwhile Brown Sahib restaurant/Food for Thought, Columnist, Senior editor. Allergic to dour people. Views my own.' If you've read any of her column you will know at once that she writes beautifully and inspires many women aspiring to be journalists. Her handle is @Rajyasree.
This Women's Day we celebrate 30, among hundreds of women on Twitter, who are known for their opinions, spirit, courage and talent. You interact with them daily and they respond to you with their characteristic charm - they are writers, artistes, journalists, business professionals and homemakers. We doff our hats to them for making Twitter an interesting place to share opinions and thoughts among the like-minded. But they are mostly women we look up to as role models in their respective fields.