What is Hijra? – Bahuchara Mata: The Principal Hijra Deity

Despite the fact that some hijras worship Lord Shiva in his Ardhanarishwara or Shiv-shakti (half man, half woman) form, the most prominent deity among them is the celibate Gujarati Goddess Bahuchara Mata, who is the daughter of a man named Bapan Dan Dehta, who is said to be a member of the Charan caste, which […]

What is Hijra? – Jogappas parading on streets, in female clothes

When foreign visitors, such as me, visit Karnataka, they usually only see Bangalore, Coorg, Mysore, the erstwhile capital of Karnataka, Belur, and Helebid, all of which are located in the Hassan district of Karnataka, and then leave. Mandya, Karvar, Shimoga, Kolar, and other areas are frequently overlooked. However, I decided to include Belgaum and Bellary […]

What is Hijra? – My First Encounter with Hijras (2)

I continued my trip and traveled to the southern states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. My first destination in South India was Bangalore, Karnataka’s cosmopolitan and urbane capital. Bangalore—Silicon India’s Valley—appeared to be one of the most sophisticated cities in the country, with its pub culture, large immigrant population, and IT companies. It was […]

What is Hijra? – My First Encounter with Hijras

I went to North India a few of years ago. It was my second visit to Rajasthan, which translates as “Land of the Kings,” and was a pleasant one. The region lived up to its moniker, as it was regarded as exotic both by the locals and by visitors from other countries. When I was […]

Minting Book Covers into NFT is Fun!

QUOTING MY POST AT MEDIUM AS FOLLOWS: I am a “seasoned” story-writer who have been publishing books since 1998 but am quite a novice in NFT — or crypto in general — as many of the people here maybe. Every time I write an e-book I must create a cover. I often use creative commons […]

Author interview on “Stranded Cruise”

Please read an “author interview” of Yulia Yu. Sakurazawa published at a friendly site. Stranded Cruise looks like a great romance book.  Any plans to turn it into a series? I don’t plan to turn Stranded Cruise into a series, because it is an independent story. Nevertheless, I found it extremely intriguing to write a time-travel romance. I wish […]

If Wishes Were Horses: A Cross-Gender Time Slip Story

A suicide attempt triggers a time slip to the world of 1935. He finds himself to be in a 16-year-old female body on a wedding day. 24-year-old Addy has a gift. He can telepathically communicate with animals. In spite of his talent, Addy isn’t a happy man. He is inundated with numerous problems. For some […]

Stranded Cruise (Author Interview)

I would like to share an author interview article posted on sharegoblin: Stranded Cruise looks like a great romance book. Any plans to turn it into a series? I don’t plan to turn Stranded Cruise into a series, because it is an independent story. Nevertheless, I found it extremely intriguing to write a time-travel romance. I wish to write […]