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  • 15 May 2019, Mid Day

Wednesday Dossier

Dragging Kids To A Better Future

After years of persecution, things seem to be slowly looking up for the LGBT community in India, especially after the landmark Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized consensual sex between a homosexual couple. But we are still far from becoming a non-discriminatory society when it comes to the different genders. And the conversation around this subject needs to be sustained before we get there.

Mumbai Diary: Wednesday Dossier

That's why a new concept announced at a city five-star comes as encouraging news. It's called The Drag Queen Story Hour, and the first edition involves Rani-Ko-He-Nur — Sushant Divgikar's drag queen persona — narrating stories to a bunch of children that are meant to educate them about inclusivity and diversity. The event will also feature the launch of Elphie Books, a series that's based on Elphie, the hotel's gender-sensitive mascot. We hope that other establishments, too, take a leaf out of this book.

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.

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