- Media Coverage
- 9 Sep 2018, The New Indian Express
Dawn of a New Journey for those Torn Between Identities
Anshuman Singh has made peace with the fact that social acceptance will not happen overnight. Back at his village in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad district, Supreme Court’s landmark judgement on the dilution of Section 377 may have little relevance.
The 27-year-old who works at The LaLiT as a human resource trainee narrates his transition from Shwetanjali to Anshuman.
Born to a farmer and a homemaker, Anshuman narrates how there was no “overreaction” when he broke the news to his parents that he would want to transition to a man. Even though he felt “trapped in a wrong body”, he was certain to not go ahead with sex reassignment till his family came on board. Chopping hair short, permanently donning “only shirt pants”, battling the confused stares of neighbours was only the beginning of his battle to negotiate the gender identity in society.
“I waited for my sister’s consent and she would not budge. Finally when she gave in, I went ahead with the process.”
Even though Anshuman did not fight discrimination in the private space for being a transsexual person, he battled it at his workplaces. At The LaLiT it is different, he points out.
About The LaLiT Hotels
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited is India’s largest and the fastest growing privately owned Hotel Company. The company offers Seventeen luxury hotels, with 3600 rooms in the five-star deluxe segment with eleven operational hotels and six under development/restoration (including three overseas). The operational hotels include The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Mumbai, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal (Kerala), The Lalit Jaipur, The Lalit Chandigarh & The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. The Group has also forayed into mid-segment hotels under the brand – ‘The Lalit Traveller’. The first two hotels under this brand opened in Jaipur and Khajuraho with 25 more hotels planned in the next five years.