North East  /  Published 14.06.19

Family cut-off hinders transgenders’ NRC inclusion

Joanna (name changed) is a transgender from Guwahati. She recently attended an NRC hearing and submitted all documents though the papers corroborated her previous identity. She had no problem as her c...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Up close with transgender life

It was getting late in the evening and the audience was worrying about getting home. But no one was ready to leave Rabindra Okakura Bhavan just yet. They all wanted to watch Megh Sayantani dance. A fe...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.20

Segregation disguised as empowerment

Lofty claims of inclusion and the uplift of marginalized communities mean little when the latter are separated from the mainstream. And yet, this is what is set to happen when the nation’s first uni...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.19

Out in the open

Ever since the Supreme Court declared Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional insofar as consensual sex between adult persons of the same sex was concerned, it was as if a veil was lifte...
By Soumitra Das

Sports  /  Published 30.12.19

Margaret courts controversy

Australian tennis great Margaret Court has again condemned transgender athletes, while claiming the devil controlled the media and government, in fiery comments just weeks before she is honoured at th...
By Agencies in Melbourne


North East  /  Published 13.03.19

Rise in third gender voters in Assam

The All Assam Transgender Association on Wednesday said there could be nearly 10,000 to 12,000 transgender voters who may be enrolled in the final voter list.The association is gearing up to enrol vot...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 11.03.19

503 transgender people in Assam voter list

A total of 503 voters have been enrolled in the electoral rolls of Assam as transgenders and will be eligible to vote in the three-phase Lok Sabha elections in the state next month.Compared to 2014, t...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.20

Citizenship as new identity

The question of the nation-state, and who belongs, and more importantly, how, has made a resurgence across the globe. The recent three-prong legal apparatus initiated by the government of India — th...
By Simanti Dasgupta, Smarajit Jana and Tripti Tandon

West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.19

Transgender admission

Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed Calcutta University to state by Friday whether it was ready to admit transgender candidates seeking admission to MPhil courses as part of the quota for other ...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.19

Gender diversity in the workplace

You are known as a champion of workplace inclusivity. For anyone who still needs to be convinced, why is it so important?This is something I’ve always been passionate about as an individual, even wh...
By Karen Christensen


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