Living in The Abyss As A Transgender In India

KAMYA GUPTA

The members of the ‘official’ trans community in India, known as hijras, are an interesting case. On one hand, they belong to the lowest socio-economic class. On the other, they are sought after during events such as weddings and childbirth because their unique biological status makes them revered to people who think hijras are closer to God. Kamya Gupta delves into their fashion scenario to see where they stand.

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Over The Skin

RONITA BOSE

Looking at a pantsuit, many wonder if it was meant for a man or a woman. Despite efforts to create androgynous clothes, companies are still struggling to create a trend that will not be pushed to either menswear or womenswear section. Ronita Bose discusses why androgynous fashion is a distinct trend.

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Flow

ESHA NARA

Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between opposites, it is simply flowing between them. Androgyny refers to a specific way of joining the ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ aspects of all human beings.

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Breaking Barriers: Game On

RADHARANI MITRA

Radharani Mitra is Global Creative Advisor at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international NGO that uses media and communication for development.With three decades of experience, Radharani mines insights, formulates strategies and tells stories using new and legacy media to bring about social and behaviour change.

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Fashion Education and Gender-The Pearl Point Of View

NANDITA ABRAHAM

Pearl Academy is re-elected as a member of the executive committee of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) for a third time. Nandita Abraham discusses what it means for the institution and how it guides the pedagogy, learning environment and research at Pearl Academy.

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Unbound

ABHIJIT GOHAIN

Neither this, nor that. A sense that fills your sense according to your mood. Unbound offers you a collection of images to reflect upon genderless emotions, and evoke a sense of belonging without the baggage. Seek out the images that resonate with you and surprise yourself with a raw, unconventional attraction to break the bonds.

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