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For the dawn of dignity

The term ‘third gender’ finds a place in too many areas of life, despite active opposition from the transgender community

Published on 31st March 2022
Komaligal by Theatre Akku

Chennai-based Theatre Akku’s latest play Komaligal talks about gender-based violence across society, culture and demography

Directed by Vetri MV, the narrative is partly fiction inspired by several real-life stories

Published on 18th March 2022
The club has around 20 trans members so far

Rotary Club of Madras Elite has only transmen/transwomen members, becoming the first Rotary club in India to do so!

“It is our parent club that took the initiative to make this happen and we thank them for it,” says Arun Karthick, charter president

Published on 1st March 2022
Customer footfall has increased at Transgender Tasty Hut. (Photo| Ashwin Prasath, EPS)

Transgender Tasty Hut: Social media saves Chennai transwoman Shaina Banu from third gender stigma

After enduring years of emotional turmoil and economic hardships, Shaina had found her life's purpose in March 2021 with her entrepreneurial venture - Transgender Tasty Hut.

Published on 20th January 2022
English playwright and director Mahesh Dattani

Interview: Mahesh Dattani on inclusivity and gender equality in theatre and the evolution of teleplays

The English playwright has directed his first Hindi play Hasmukh Saab ki Wasihat, streaming on Zee Theatre

Published on 21st January 2022
Actress Mj Rodriguez creates history by becoming the first Black trasngender woman to bag a Golden Globe award

Actress Mj Rodriguez creates history, becomes first Black transgender woman to win Golden Globe

The 31-year-old actress earned the title of Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the hit show Pose, which revolves around the drag culture of the 1980s

Published on 10th January 2022
Photos of participants that were on display during the exhibition, Truth Dream | Javed Iqbal
Executive Chef Yogender Pal, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty's new restaurant Colony Clubhouse 

Executive Chef Yogender Pal on how Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty's new restaurant Colony Clubhouse reinvents fine dining for Kochi

Executive Chef Yogender Pal talks about how he curated the extensive new menu at Colony Clubhouse

Published on 2nd December 2021
Still from short play The Last Song

Erotica by Chennai Art Theatre furthers the conversation of carnal desires, gender discrimination and erotic experiences

Four short plays, Erotica by Chennai Art Theatre highlights how intimate encounters lead to emotional trajectories of sorts

Published on 19th November 2021
Suta's Anaar Nar edit

Suta's debut menswear Anaar Nar is relaxed and chic and breaks gender-based stereotypes

The pomegranate motifs in Anaar Nar edit symbolise the co-existence of contrasts

Published on 19th November 2021
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Kunal Rawal's Vision Quest

Celebrated couturier Kunal Rawal’s festive edit is a statement in gender-fluid fashion

Kunal Rawal has tried to dissect, disrupt and work around the set fashion norms

Published on 5th November 2021
Queeriously Tamil

Queeriously Tamil

Queer terms or rather having terms to express queerness in Tamil is important to communicate ones experience to others, in a language they are comfortable with

Published on 7th October 2021
Tamil Twitter Spaces for Queer Chennai Chronicles’ (QCC) Queer LitFest

Claim, carve and create

We are still in a hostile situation...

Published on 24th September 2021
Raja Kumari releases her new song Rani Cypher

Indian-American rapper Raja Kumari's new song Rani Cypher depicts a progressive narrative around gender stereotypes

The Grammy Award nominee and recipient of the BMI Pop Award for songwriting, Raja Kumari chats with us about her objective behind Rani Cypher, inclusivity, gender equality and women empowerment

Published on 23rd July 2021

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