Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pushing the Envelope

Talk about pushing the envelope / boundaries. This program in Vijay TV is going to do it. Vijay TV's இப்படிக்கு ரோஸ் (Ippadikku Rose) talk show program will be hosted by a transgender, a first of its kind in India and possibly world.

The main attraction will be Rose herself, who now goes by only one name. A poised, 28-year-old, American-educated former Web site designer with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, she started wearing women’s clothes full time four years ago and is still waiting for acceptance from her family and society at large.

I am kind of surprised to see such a program coming from conversative Chennai, but then it also explains why I picked up this story in NYTimes and not in any local media.

Going to kind of interesting..