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Pride month: Can 'pink money' take off in India?

Big businesses are eager to tap into the spending power of India's LGBTQ+ community.
India's LGBTQ+ community is believed to be more than 100 million strong, and is openly celebrating pride month. Last year, India decriminalised gay sex, but deep-rooted social stigma remains. 

As more people come out and the community becomes more vocal about its preferences, entrepreneurs and big businesses are eager to tap into its spending power. New ventures targeting queer consumers are springing up in tourism, hospitality, fashion, healthcare and dating.

But there are also concerns that an exclusive 'pink economy' might isolate the community.

In this episode of WorklifeIndia, we ask a prominent transgender rights activist, an award winning fashion designer and LGBTQ+ rights activist, and the founder of a dating and community app for the LGBTQ+ community whether 'pink money' can take off in India.

Presenter: Devina Gupta

Contributors: Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, transgender rights activist; Wendell Rodricks, fashion designer and LGBTQ+ rights activist; Ishaan Sethi, founder, Delta App.
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Is technology changing the way we love?

Dating apps have taken the world by storm, but they may also affect our self esteem.
Technology has changed the way the world looks at love and relationships.

Paromita Vohra, filmmaker and educator on love and relationships, certainly agrees. But she admits it’s not that simple.

Dating apps have taken the world by storm, but the culture of swiping right or left to like or reject potential matches may also affect a person's self esteem.

Hear more on the WorklifeIndia podcast.

Illustrations by Indu Harikumar