EUNUCHS

  • Eunuchs dance in protest of denial of voting rights 2 days ago

    Eunuchs dance outside a polling station in Dhanbad, Jharkhand during the 4th phase of polling. Many of these eunuchs were denied their voting rights as their names were struck off from the voter list. Taking help of what they are known for, these innovative, creative souls stared this unique musical...
  • Eunuchs contribute constructively to 'Swachh Abhiyan' in Madhya Pradesh 4 days ago

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava on Saturday said roping in of eunuchs into the cleanliness drive under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' across the state has yielded encouraging results. "We have roped in more than 200 members of the third gender including a former mayor and ex-MLA...
  • Delhi: 23yearold who posed as eunuch rapes woman July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A 23yearold youth, who used to cheat people by posing as a eunuch, has been arrested after he allegedly raped a woman in Nabi Karim area of central Delhi, police said. Based on the 22yearold victim's complaint, an FIR was registered against Sonu, of West Bengal, and he was...
  • Over 8000 eunuchs received Aadhaar numbers in 2012 February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: 8,805 eunuchs living across the country were issued Aadhaar numbers in 2012 by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Only 96 Aadhaar numbers were issued to eunuchs in 2010. The figure rose to 12,554 in 2011, the UIDAI said in reply to an RTI query. Over ten crore...
  • Jharkhand: Eunuch mothers 13 orphans without donations November 16, 2012

    Bokaro: A eunuch in Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, is toiling hard to bring up destitute and orphan kids. She takes care of them till they are married off. Mother to 13 kids so far, she doesn't believe in any grants or awards. Some would say God hasn't been kind to her,...
  • Eunuch's election nullified on gender basis June 29, 2012

    Bhopal: The election of eunuchs to senior posts has been nullified by courts for the lack of clarity on their gender. Kamla Bua, a eunuch, had won the Sagar mayoral polls in 2009 by a handsome margin of over 43,000 votes from the seat reserved for SC category women. Her...
  • Eunuchs hitch a ride with NRI, thrash and rob him April 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Lulled by an evening of revelry, a 26yearold NRI was on his way home to Andheri on Friday night when his heroic and charitable instincts were aroused by the sight of two helpless women, desperately waving for a lift on the auto he had flagged. Little did he know...
  • East Delhi fire: Row over compensation November 23, 2011

    New Delhi: After the massive tragedy in East Delhi on Sunday night that killed 15 people, the Delhi Government is still busy trying to identify the deceased. Authorities also have another problem at hand and that is to find out who to provide compensation to as most of the eunuchs who...
  • Eunuchs in India: the untold story July 3, 2010

    Know more about the euphoria behind the life and times of eunuchs. ...
  • Arunachal minister wants eunuchs for security May 9, 2010

    Itanagar: Arunchal Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi has suggested raising a regiment of eunuchs for VIP security "because of their integrity". "Even during the Moghul period, Emperor Shah Jahan had relied on eunuchs for palace security for their integrity," said Dabu. Dabi, who had raised eyebrows earlier by defending drinking by...
  • Watch: Fashion show for third sex January 19, 2010

    The nation wide hunt for the 'Indian Super Queen' started in Bangalore. ...
  • Delhi writer Mridula Koshy wins literary prize December 7, 2009

    Delhi: Delhibased Mridula Koshys remarkable collection of short stories If It is Sweet (WestlandTranquebar) is the winner of the 2009 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. Author Mridula will receive a prize money of Rs 1 lakh and a trophy which will be presented by authortelevision anchor Sagarika Ghose in New...
  • EC gives 'other' identity rights to transsexuals November 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday decided to allow eunuchs and transsexuals to indicate their sex as 'Other' in the electoral roll. "Enumerators and Booth Level Officers (BLOs) shall be instructed to indicate the sex of eunuchs/transsexuals etc. as 'O' if they so desire, while undertaking any housetohouse enumeration/verification of...
  • A writer with a difference, meet Palash Mehrotra September 14, 2009

    Writer Palash Mehrotra writes gritty stories of "love and destruction", in his short story collection Eunuch Park....
  • Eunuch seeks right to vote in Maharashtra polls September 13, 2009

    Mumbai: An eunuch has moved the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) seeking the right to vote for his community and transgenders in the forthcoming state Assembly polls. In the fourpage complaint, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi termed the denial of Right to vote as gross violation of Human Rights in the state....
  • Bihar govt to train eunuchs to work as drivers, guards July 13, 2009

    Patna: They come gaudily dressed and dance at weddings and other auspicious occasions. Next time, don't be surprised if you see the eunuchs also educate people about women and child healthcare. The Bihar government is trying out innovative ways to involve the eunuchs in socially useful work. It has successfully used the...
  • Poll rivals of the third kind: It's eunuchs vs Orissa CM March 18, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik and Congress veteran Janaki Ballav Patnaik will face unusual rivals in this year's Assembly election in Orissa. The eunuchs' association will field candidates against these leaders in order to embarrass them for their "apathy" towards the common man. "We are set to field...
  • A first in Bihar: Third sex gets second chance at life April 23, 2008

    Patna: After centuries of struggling with discrimination, members of the third sex in Bihar finally have a chance to find regular employment. Taking a lesson from the past, the state government has decided to employ members of the Kinnar community (eunuchs) as security guards at remand homes for women and...
  • Eunuch files nomination in Guj, livens up poll race November 28, 2007

    Ahmedabad: If there was one element missing in the Gujarat elections, it was the element of colour. But one candidate has surely livened things up. Decked up and riding a horse driven chariot, eunuch Sonia De arrived at the Collectorate in Ahmedabad. With several eunuchs dancing to the beat of...
  • Awardwinning eunuch dancer captivates Chennai August 20, 2007

    Chennai: Narthaki, a eunuch from Madurai, is an artiste who has overcome opposition from family and ridicule from society to achieve her ambition of performing and popularising Bharatanatyam. And now Narthaki has been rewarded for her efforts. The dancer, who had earlier won a Sangeet Natak Academy fellowship from the...
  • Eunuchs cash in on India's WC loss March 28, 2007

    Muzaffarpur (Bihar): Eunuchs in Bihar have joined the wave of angry cricket fans looking for creative ways to express their disappointment with the Indian team after their loss in the World Cup. They are out onto the streets and come up with an innovative way of making money. We are collecting this...
  • Patna eunuchs turn tax collectors November 9, 2006

    Patna: Eunuchs dancing on the streets of Patna is nothing new, but this time they are not just dancing. They have donned a new avataar. They are the new tax collectors for the Patna Municipal Corporation collecting overdue holding tax from long defaulters. And for their new job, the...
  • Special: Alternate sexuality in India September 21, 2006

    Once condemned to silence and secrecy, homosexual and eunuch community is far more visible today than it ever was. ...
  • Eunuchs celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi August 29, 2006

    Mumbai: Pomp and gaiety, song and dance, colourful clothes and big smiles all the makings of a Ganesh Chaturthi procession. As thousands of Ganesh idols made their way to pandals (tents) all over Mumbai on Ganesh Chaturthi, this was one particular procession that evoked much interest. A closer look,...