Enamored of the Doordarshan drama series called Udaan about a small-town girl feathered in aspiration, I would pin that label onto women who have been enterprising and savvy of their needs and orientation in life. Rising above their modest ground, soaring in learning, these unfettered minds create a personal niche for themselves that resists comparison. They take flight in their own planning. I have always been challenged in expressing that wilful ascension, not the commonly identified theory of prosperity, not characteristic of social status, nothing to do with popularity, yet a mark of intellectual rectitude. You know that bird when you interact. They don't strive to be the most popular because their depth is not populism, nor can they always be agreeable because they defy gratification. Rewarded women? May be. Knowledgeable women? Could be. Intrepid women? Definitely. So? It's still ineffable because 'udaan' is a notion more than a measure to me...there's something udaan about that woman. That notion is interchanged with only one member here. There's something Gauri about her. I don't know when udaan and gauri blended in my construct of uninhibited women whose presence in forums assures me that a woman could dream, accomplish, and dream some more in that flight.