Student from Delhi's Vasant Valley School, Naina (aka Krishna), has broken new ground by coming out as a gay and a transgender. Her journey included depression and suicidal tendencies till she found her own voice, which is now supported by family and acquaintances. Naina says, "my sex is MALE, but my gender is FEMALE". She will soon be going in for her Hormone-Replacement Therapy, which is supposed to help her get the female figure.
Lt Gen (retd) Jack Jacob
Military mastermind & fmr Governor, Punjab & Goa
Lt Gen. (Retd) Jacob had a brilliant career in the Indian Army. As Chief of Staff Eastern Command, he was entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with the Naxalite insurgency in West Bengal by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. While chief of staff here, in 1971, he was responsible for the planning, logistics and the conduct of the operations for the liberation of Bangladesh. Lt Gen. Jacob was born in Calcutta and educated in the Darjeeling Hills. He later attended St Xavier's College, Calcutta. He joined the Indian Army in October 1941, and was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery in June 1942. As Army Commander at Fort William, Calcutta, he reoriented counter-insurgency operations in Nagaland and Mizoram. He retired from the Indian Army in 1978.