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Manish Arora’s Roaring Tribute To Drag

Text by Megha Shah. Photographed by Mallika Chandra.

The couture maximalist made a powerful statement using just 7 models and no runway on Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week
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Puja Sarup, Actor, Pulkit Mogha, Photographer

All The (Drag) King’s Men

Text by Megha Shah. Photographed by Pulkit Mogha. Styling by Ojas Kolvankar. Assisted by Aishwaryashree Verma. Hair and Make-Up: Josie Paris Renthlei

In a compelling collaboration arranged by Verve, Puja Sarup, an actor pushing the boundaries of Indian mainstream theatre with her portrayal of a drag king, plays muse to Pulkit Mogha, a photographer who uses Instagram’s shiny grids as windows into stirring queer stories. Megha Shah discovers a common heart that beats in anticipation of a more accepting audience
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique
September 28, 2018

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique
September 27, 2018

Being A Drag Queen In India: Maya

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique
September 26, 2018

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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