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India’s LGBT community hail Bollywood lesbian romance as a milestone in country’s filmmaking

This is How I Felt When I Saw that Girl, starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Regina Cassandra as a lesbian couple, is being heralded by India’s LGBTQ community as a milestone in the country’s filmmaking.

18 Feb 2019 - 12:26PM
India’s LGBT community hail Bollywood lesbian romance  as a milestone in country’s filmmaking

This is How I Felt When I Saw that Girl, starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Regina Cassandra as a lesbian couple, is being heralded by India’s LGBTQ community as a milestone in the country’s filmmaking.

Mumbai’s Slumdog Millionaire location offers poor Indian kids hope in form of hip hop, acting and coding

Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, where Slumdog Millionaire was partly filmed, is home to a growing number of hip hop, acting and coding classes for disadvantaged children from the area.

21 Jan 2019 - 10:18AM
Mumbai’s Slumdog Millionaire location offers poor Indian kids hope in form of hip hop, acting and coding

Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, where Slumdog Millionaire was partly filmed, is home to a growing number of hip hop, acting and coding classes for disadvantaged children from the area.

Businesses in India see benefits of hiring staff with speech and hearing impairments

Restaurant owners say staff who cannot hear or speak are less easily distracted and smile more than non-disabled staff; some businesses now make their hiring of disabled staff a selling point.

14 Nov 2018 - 2:15PM
Businesses in India see benefits of hiring staff with speech and hearing impairments

Restaurant owners say staff who cannot hear or speak are less easily distracted and smile more than non-disabled staff; some businesses now make their hiring of disabled staff a selling point.

‘How can you be raped?’ Doctor’s words to transgender in India an example of the ‘transphobia’ that stops many getting health care

Health staff show hatred, fear or ignorance of patients who are transgender, despite it being officially recognised as India’s third gender. Many self-medicate rather than seeking health care, and suicide rates are high.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
‘How can you be raped?’ Doctor’s words to transgender in India an example of the ‘transphobia’ that stops many getting health care

Health staff show hatred, fear or ignorance of patients who are transgender, despite it being officially recognised as India’s third gender. Many self-medicate rather than seeking health care, and suicide rates are high.

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