I went for a fashion show audition in my college but got rejected. Why? For them, I didn't fit in the standard size chart that every model should abide. I was plus-size. I always thought I looked good, but...
Throughout his life, Amin Sheikh has been many things. From working on a tea stall, begging, robbing, singing in trains, selling newspapers to being a tour guide and a driver, he has done it all. But what sets him...
Where do I begin? I grew up in a boarding school called The Doon School, Dehradun. One of the most prestigious (all boys) boarding schools in our country. We lived what they called, “The Spartan Way of Life” so...
Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to dance formally and thought it’s just a part of the celebration or to express joy. As a child, I used to think dance is just for girls and not for guys. Though as...
The phase where most of the stunt-savvy engineers think to take the dare and go for entrepreneurship, this lad has already sung that ballad. At a tender age, where GTA & EA are the phenomenal crushes, TNM Jawad chose...
I have never been the one to blindly follow the ‘norms’ of the society. Now that I think of it, I have always been a rebel. And I am proud of it! Through my 31 years of life, I...
I always used to wear make-up on stage to hide my imperfection and for aesthetic reasons. My family always supported me in every choice I made. In fact, its quite unbelievable but my mum used to buy makeup for...
“I was 6 years old when it happened for the first time. I came back home from school and asked my stepfather to play with me. He readily agreed. He laid down on the bed and asked me to...
Samarpan Maiti (born on 26 September 1988) is a scientist, gay rights activist and winner of Mr. Gay India 2018 title and second runner-up for Mr. Gay World 2018 title. He now works as a model and as a...
What a different path to take. What brought you here? What is your inspiration,” asked the presenter as I concluded my talk on gender-neutral fashion at TEDxChennai in March earlier this year. Ever since the launch of my signature...

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