Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Transgender

Pakistan assembly just got its first lesson on pronouns

Trans woman Bubbli Malik requested the Speaker to address by saying the words ‘Hazreen-e-Mehfil’, meaning ‘people present at the gathering’, rather than ‘Ladies & Gentlemen’.

How a brutal murder in 1852 convinced the British to make India’s Hijra community ‘extinct’

In ‘Governing Gender and Sexuality in Colonial India’, Jessica Hinchy writes the first book-length history of the Hijra community.

‘She’s not always a woman to me’: Court cases on ‘gender-deception’ highlight true cost of stigma

The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Hariom, who claims he was cheated into marrying “a kind of transgender”. But, men are not the only victims in such cases.

Apple, Google & Microsoft oppose Texas anti-transgender order

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said Thursday that he was 'deeply concerned' about laws being enacted across the US that affect members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Noida has a Pride Station, but India still isn’t ready for transgender colleagues

The transgender community in India doesn’t get many job offers. When they do, it lacks pay, benefits, and sometimes even leave.

Govt panel for transgender persons suggests medical curriculum be revised, doctors sensitised

National Council for Transgender Persons has also told Modi government that proposed revisions in NCERT textbooks to bring sensitivity be completed expeditiously.

DMRC allows separate toilets for transgenders at Delhi Metro Stations

DMRC said to provide safe space & prevent discrimination, Delhi Metro has designated its existing toilets meant only for 'Divyangjans' so far, to be accessible for transgenders too.

How Indore transgenders are helping govt tackle vaccine hesitancy, one door at a time

It all began in May, when Sandhya Gharvi, an Indore-based transgender activist, began noticing that not many members of the community had been vaccinated yet.

Why Nigerian author Adichie’s essay attacking woke and cancel culture has courted controversy

Adichie's essay written in response to a social media trial that called her a 'transphobe' and 'trans exclusionary radical feminist' has been redacted, but it drew widespread attention.

Narthaki Nataraj, transgender artiste — ‘Disowned’ at 11, Padma Shri in 2019, now role in TN govt

The transgender Bharatnatyam dancer has received many honours in the past. Now, as member of the TN State Development Policy Council, she wants to focus on healthcare & jobs for transwomen.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.