Reena Rai’s life was its lowest point when an unusual friendship roused her to launch India’s first transgender beauty pageant. Overcoming insurmountable personal and professional hurdles, she has given the community a new chance at proving their worth.
With the scrapping of Section 377 that outlawed consensual gay sex, LGBTQ people are coming out with a confident new voice. In our two-part feature ‘It’s Only Love’, we feature individuals and organisations working to ensure dignity in life and love for the gay and trans communities.
It’s that time of the year when we celebrate fashion – the beautiful and the fearless! Meet conceptual jewellery designer Eina Ahluwalia, and artist-designer Payal Khandwala. Plus of course profiles of amazing women, relationships, spirituality, healthy recipes, authors and books! Start reading!
The southern Indian state of Kerala is under our spotlight this month, as pioneering Malayalam filmmaker Anjali Menon shares why we need more sensitivity in cinema, and a family shares their traumatic experience of surviving the Kerala floods. Plus a debate on ‘menstrual leave’ for working women, a report on the ‘tiger widows’ of the Sundarbans, fashion, travel, recipes and more! Start reading now.