Friday, August 12, 2005

Hijra Matchmakers

This very interesting article appeared in my in-box this morning. It is about Auntie Noorie, she is a hijra, the third reported case of AIDS in India (according to the article), and now a matchmaker for those who hare HIV positive. The entire article is lengthy and deals more with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India, but hijra community does get a mention. Its an interesting way of seeing how the disease has brought people together in different ways.