The love and cheers that Charulata Patel received was not just because she was an enthusiastic cricket fan, but because she was an enthusiastic 87-year-old cricket fan. She broke through a stereotype, and India saluted her for that.
The younger generation prioritises work-life balance, they are more open to experimentation, learning and personal development even if it comes at the cost of a regular career growth path. Why should Zaira be any different?
Some of the world’s best-known faces are openly gay. By choosing to liberate themselves, they also set an example both within their communities and around the world. But India still has a long way to go.