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Nitasha Biswas: India Crowns its First Transqueen from Kolkata

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India Crowns its First Transqueen Nitasha Biswas from Kolkata. Facebook
  • Nitasha Biswas was crowned The first Transqueen India
  • She was presented the crown by Miss Transsexual Australia 2017 Laeticia Phylliscia Raveena
  • Nitasha will represent India at Miss International Queen in Thailand in 2018

New Delhi, August 31, 2017: The first Transqueen India, Nitasha Biswas, was crowned in Gurgaon on Sunday. The transwoman is presently studying Business Management in Kolkata.

Manipur’s Loiloi Haorongbam stood as the first runner-up, whereas Ragasiya from Tamil Nadu stood as the second runner-up in the beauty pageant.

The 26-year-old was presented the crown by Miss Transsexual Australia 2017 Laeticia Phylliscia Raveena.

Among 1500 trans women who had applied for the contest in India, 16 were shortlisted for the final show.

Nitasha said, “My journey was not easy. I feel very privileged to be where I am today and knowing so much of struggles and hardships that I’ve gone through”, mentioned Daily Bhaskar.

Also Read: Manipur’s Transgender model Bishesh Huirem all set to represent India at 2016 Miss International Queen

“This is a very big responsibility and I would like to focus on transgender women rather than focusing on rights. I never wanted rights. I always wanted to empower our system and our community because that’s what is needed, Natasha was quoted by a leading English daily saying.”

She says many transwomen have to face umpteen hurdles owing rejection of society and lack of family support. Some of them also become a victim of molestation and pain.

“They are getting into sex work. So, it is the time that every sector of the society needs to come out and help this community for its betterment”, Biswas adds,

In March 2018, Biswas is likely to represent India at Miss International Queen in Thailand, whereas the first runner-up will compete for the title, Miss Transsexual Australia.

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Kolkata Showcases in Top 100 Global Travel Destinations

Whiteways and Laidlaw Building in Kolkata. Wikimedia

Oct 2, 2017: Kolkata is featured in the top 100 travel destinations globally alongside other Indian cities namely, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, and Bengaluru, as indicated by Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017.

Chennai stands out in India, other than emerging among the top 10 destinations in Asia Pacific when it comes to overnight visitor arrivals.

Travel and tourism in India is on the rise, an authority of a main travel house in the city told PTI.

Durga Puja festival in Kolkata is a major attraction for foreigners with at least two- to three-day stay, he said.

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According to the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index 2017, there are no indications of the slowdown in travel and tourism in Asia Pacific with the region dominating visitor arrivals.

This is additionally affirmed with the main 10 cities in Asia Pacific destinations tracking the most noteworthy amount of global overnight visitor spending. Bringing USD 91.16 billion in travel use in 2016, Asia Pacific outpaced Europe (USD74.74 billion USD) and North America (USD55.02 billion), MasterCard said in an announcement.

Prepared by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter @Nainamishr94