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A NEW PAKISTANI TV-HOST

 
 
Reply Mon 6 Nov, 2006 03:05 pm
it looks like pakistan TV is more "with it" than TV in any other nation .
the BBC reports that a transvestite has become a hostess of a new pakistan TV show !
hbg

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Pakistan's ground-breaking transvestite
By Syed Shoaib Hasan
BBC News, Karachi

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/south_asia_enl_1162490849/img/laun.jpg

"Darling, you are sooo naughty," purrs an elegant sari-clad woman glowing out of primetime television . Going by the name of Begum (Lady) Nawazish Ali, she hosts an eponymous talk show that has taken Pakistan by storm.

Flirting and skirting her way through politics, society gossip and plain old sexual chemistry, Begum has become the most popular icon to inundate Pakistani fantasy in a while.

How is this possible in Pakistan where what is acceptable behaviour from female actors is still largely determined conservative Islamic values?

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Reply Mon 13 Nov, 2006 09:31 am
Basically Pakistan, India, Nepal (countries that share Indus Culture) has always given transvestites (commonly called Hijras), a position in the society, by considering them special and divine.

There are plenty of transvestites as politicians, artists or actors in India too.
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Reply Mon 13 Nov, 2006 11:30 am
vinsan wrote :
"Basically Pakistan, India, Nepal (countries that share Indus Culture) has always given transvestites (commonly called Hijras), a position in the society, by considering them special and divine.

There are plenty of transvestites as politicians, artists or actors in India too."

i appreciate your comments .
it's quite clear to me that eastern societies are ahead of many western societies when it comes to recognizing different forms of sexuality .
hbg
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vinsan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Nov, 2006 04:02 am
Its tradtionally accepted but again Indian modern society fails to give them full rights \ recognition.

Still Homosexuality / Sexual Relationship with Transgendered person is banned in India where kamasutra does not ban it, nor even old mythological Indian culture.

Its just that our awkwardness to accept special people among ourselves causes them to be ignored.
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