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In Sharanya Ramprakash's Kannada play Nava, a guide for greater transgender presence in Indian theatre
Lifestyle

In Sharanya Ramprakash's Kannada play Nava, a guide for greater transgender presence in Indian theatre

Nava has been put together by its team using collaborative devising methods, selecting precious moments from personal stories to create a mélange of nuanced offerings that piece together the obliterated contemporary history of urban trans women.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Trans community's lives come to standstill, but hope presents itself through welfare initiatives
Lifestyle

Coronavirus Outbreak: Trans community's lives come to standstill, but hope presents itself through welfare initiatives

Many individuals in the trans community, such as the hijras, have lost all sources of income due to the nation-wide lockdown. Social stigma makes it difficult for them to access essential items like food, and many are struggling to pay rent

Transgender bill awaits presidential nod to become law but betrays the very community it aims to protect
India

Transgender bill awaits presidential nod to become law but betrays the very community it aims to protect

There is an inadequate representation of transgender persons in the proposed National Council for Transgender Persons since only five members will be from the community.

Bill defining identity and rights of transgenders in order to prevent discrimination introduced in Lok Sabha
India

Bill defining identity and rights of transgenders in order to prevent discrimination introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill which defines the identity and rights of Transgenders to prohibit discrimination against them was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday

Transgender rights Bill sent to Cabinet after social justice ministry incorporates Parliamentary panel recommendations
India

Transgender rights Bill sent to Cabinet after social justice ministry incorporates Parliamentary panel recommendations

The Social Justice ministry has sent a Bill on transgender rights to the Cabinet after finalising nine amendments, including those in the definition of the term 'transgender', keeping with the recommendations of a Parliamentary panel

Transgender persons need to be recognised as human beings; not deified or demonised
Life

Transgender persons need to be recognised as human beings; not deified or demonised

On the one hand, our culture deifies transgender people — on the other, it demonises them for who they are. What if we just learned to look at them as 'people' instead?

Modi govt's move to oppose SC's development plan for transgenders is wrong
Politics

Modi govt's move to oppose SC's development plan for transgenders is wrong

The Modi government's move to oppose SC's recognition of transgenders is regressive.

Khurshid's jibe on Modi: A political history of the term 'napunsak'
Politics

Khurshid's jibe on Modi: A political history of the term 'napunsak'

In our strictly gender coded hierarchy of political insults calling a male politician a woman is a slap in the face. But calling him a napunsak is way below the belt. Salman Khurshid was following in a hoary political tradition here.

Transgenders officially a 'third gender' in Bangladesh
World

Transgenders officially a 'third gender' in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi government on Monday approved 'transgender' as an official third gender, which will lead to the recognition of the rights of around 10,000 individuals who had previously been marginalised.