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Reporte UK: Zun Zun Egui

[:en][caption id="attachment_2747" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Zun Zun Egui, Leicester, The Musician, 11 March 2015 Zun Zun Egui, Leicester, The Musician, 11 March 2015.[/caption]Last Wednesday, we went to The Musician to see Zun Zun Egui. I had written about them as part of a Reporte UK for La Pop Life a few months ago, and I was more than excited to see them. [Click on title to read more…]

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Transindia: A Documentary

[:en]Transindia, by Meera DarjiMeera Darji wants to make a documentary about the hijras, the term used in South Asia for people who don’t consider themselves men nor women but contain features of both genders. Usually assigned male at birth, hijras have effeminate traits and present themselves in femme outfits. In Indian culture, they are/were seen as holy human representations of Ardhanari, the composite of Lord Siva and his partner Parvati. Blessed by Rama in the Ramayana, they to go to weddings, childbirth and celebrations to dance and bring fortune and fertility. They were featured in the Kama Sutra, although a vast percentage of them renounce to sexuality and channel their sexual energy into other sacred activities. [Click on title to read more…]