The Hijra of India are probably the most well known and populous third sex type in the modern world. The Humsafar Trust estimates there are between 5 and 6 million hijras in India.. Often called eunuchs in English, they may be born intersex or apparently male, dress in feminine clothes and generally see themselves as neither men nor women.

the Moghuls ruled present-day India (1526-1858), hijras were revered as confidants and private guards in royal courts across the empire.

After the British seized control of the region, the political power of hijras dramatically decreased.

Since Indian independence, hijras have been limited to working mostly as performers, commercial sex workers and panhandlers. To confront these barriers, a pro-hijra movement has emerged and sought increased civil rights. In 1994, hijras gained their right to vote. Four years later, the first Indian transgender politician, Shabnam Mausi, was elected to serve in the Madhya Pradesh state legislative assembly.

What you think a hijra is like...

Hijra: Fantasy vs Reality [30 photos]

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer,

"This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you."

The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks,

"Which do you want, son?"

The boy takes the quarters and leaves.

"What did I tell you?" said the barber.

"That kid never learns!"

Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store.

"Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?"

The boy licked his cone and replied, "Because the day I take the dollar, the game's over!"

Question of a desperate woman:

Dear PC Tech, I upgraded last year from Fiance 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and I observed that the new software started to do unexpected changes to the accounting sheets, restricted my access to the Flower and Jewelry applications, which earlier, under Fiance 5.0 worked just fine.

Furthermore, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other useful programs, like Romantic Promenade v.9.9, and installed other, annoying ones like Champions League 5.0 and Sunday in the Football field 8.0. Dialogue 1.3 is not working anymore, while the Cleanness 2.6 hangs up or crashes the system. I tried to run Grumble 5.3 but to no avail.

One desperate woman.

Magazine's reply:

Dear "desperate woman",

Keep in mind that Fiance 5.0 is an entertainment program, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Try to run the command "C: I_thought_you_loved_me" and install Tears 6.2. Normally, Husband 1.0 will launch automatically the applications Guiltiness 3.0 and Flowers 7.0.

CAUTION! Excessive use of the previous program may launch Glum Dumbness 2.5 and Beer 6.1 (this one may open WAV files of the kind "Loud Snoring").

Never ever install Mother-in-Law 1.0, and never ever think about to run the utility Extramarital Relation (it is incompatible with Husband 1.0 and may crash hard the system).

So, to resume, Husband 1.0 is a wonderful operating system, despite its limited memory management capabilities, and it needs its time to get used to some new applications.

You have to think seriously about acquiring some extra software that will help improve much its performance.

We recommend Hot Meal 3.0, Clean Clothes 5.3 and Courteous Behavior 10.1.

Sincerely, PC Tech

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