Can Hijras live happily and easily now that the third gender is officially recognized? Not at all. The life is not easy. Majority of people don’t want to employ hijras. When Indians find somebody who is a little different in daily behavior (and especially when the difference is gender-related) they tend to discriminate not only the “somebody” but also his/her family.
As a result Hijras usually suffer economic difficulties. They can’t easily find jobs, and their families do not want to help them, so they are in many cases forced to prostitution.