She uses a seemingly small example to illustrate the other Indian male... the one whose actions and behaviors fail to make the news each and every day; and it is this Indian male that she argues, who needs to be more widely advertised in mass media.. While traveling on a flight from Kolkata to Bangalore she noticed that there was an unusually large amount of women on the flight with small children and infants. The babies were crying and the children were complaining. There were also a good number of young adult and middle aged businessmen traveling on that same flight. Instead of complaining about the noise, the men began to help the women... they held the children, helped feed them, burp them... anything they could do to make the flight easier for the women traveling alone.
Sankaran argues that far from the mass portrayal of Indian men, most are committed, cautions, intellectually curious, socially gregarious, devoted, loving family men. And the Indian female is also an image which needs updating. Indian women have been the prime ministers of the nation, they are business leaders, and organized crime lords... far from the image of a helpless female.
Oh, and on the flight Sankaran referenced for her story, the flight attendants were male, the pilot... female.