Say hello to Vishnu! Our first Man of the Month for 2017!
Vishnu is an aspiring fitness model from Kerala!
This was his first photo shoot!
What could be better after a long workout than soaking up some rays on the beach?
2016 Men of India Calendar. The Vintage Collection.
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Continuing the theme from our shoot with Bhumanyu, we wanted to also give some airtime to the other two B’s. Bunty and Birender. We had a great time shooting the three Amigo’s in this quary outside Bangalore.
Special thanks to:
Photography: Andrew Adams
Styling: Tsohil Bhatia
Lungi’s Provided by: Arup Nanjappa (Lungi’s with a twist)
The Holi festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. Holi got its name as the Festival of Color from Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the village girls by drenching them in water and colors. We had good fun doing this shoot, we hope you all enjoy a safe and festive Holi!
“If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by ‘vanity’ only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with vanity alone, of course, a man is nothing.”
Here is the third and final shoot from our series in Kolkata. The Man in the Mirror – A Pictorial study on Male Vanity. Shot on site at our Stylist’s Kiro’s beautiful Men’s Boutique showroom. 100 park St.
Photography: Andrew Adams
Model: Arnab Biswas
Styling: Kiro Chowdhury
Make-up and Hair – Bony Chakraborty
In case you missed the first two editorial Shoots of Arnab – last week we featured Arnab – The Artisan in an editorial spread we shot in Kumortuli (a potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata.) where hindu Gods are made, and prior to that was his editorial Cover shoot in a beautiful Old British Era cemetery.
*Yousef Karsh is an Iconic Armenian Born Canadian Portrait Photographer, Famous for his black and white portraits of World leaders, Celebrities, and Celebrated Artists, He was also an early inspiration of our own Photographer Andrew Adams. To see more of his work please visit http://www.karsh.org/
Men of India’s Man of the Year 2014! We asked our readers on our facebook page to vote for your favorite Man of the Month. The votes are in, and it’s quite clear that Ben was our most popular model! Congratulations Ben, we wish you continued success and will be following your career! All the best! And a big thank you to all our Models!
If you would like to see more pics from our editorial shoots with Ben in Mumbai click here.
We are celebrating Proud Indian Men this month at Men of India. If you have not seen our featured Man of the Month Shazad. You can read about his inspiring work in the South Asian LGBT community here.
This weekend Toronto is hosting the World Pride event and Human Rights Conference. While it is a time to celebrate freedom for some, for many other LGBT men and women are not granted the same rights. As many of you know in India this year they passed a law that criminalises any sexual behaviour against the”Order of Nature” , Bill 377. An archaic law from the British Rule Era, set back in 1861. A lot has changed since then in society. We believe two consenting adults should be free to express their love for each other and be who they really are and love and be with whom ever they want, and enjoy the same rights as the rest of society, Government institutions have no business in these private matters, Don’t you agree? If so we urge you to sign a petition to the Indian government to remove Section 377 through a legislative process to give LGBT in India their right to privacy, equality and dignity. Please sign the petition!
We leave you with some beautiful photos taken recently in Toronto. Munir is from Bangladesh, Jesus is from Venezuela. They have both come to Canada to live a happy, free life! We wish them well, and we hope and pray that these same rights will be granted to LGBT Men and women in India and all over the world soon! Remember, you are not alone!
Please also watch the beautiful video below produced for the United Nations free and equal Campaign.
This month Men of India is celebrating Proud Indian Men who make a difference in their Communities.
Sunil Menon has been a trail blazer when it comes to fighting for equality within the LGBT community in India. He is also an accomplished Fashion Choreographer and Stylist.
A Kerala native, now based in Chennai. Sunil started working with Bollywood Actress Achla Sachdev (a great Mentor to him early in his career) He later moved on to work with one of India’s top fashion Guru’s Prasad Bidapa, and soon after went off on his own. He has now trained many models for beauty pageants, and fashion shows. Many have gone on to win prominent titles. He has also styled several photo shoots, including a few for us here at Men of India!
But it is his work within the South Asian LGBT community that we are most proud of!
In 1998 Sunil Founded Sahodaran. A non-profit voluntary based community organization in Chennai. Sahodaran‘s work was acknowledged by UNAIDS India in 2006 through a red ribbon award in the “best civil society organization” Category. Sunil was the first to present a paper at the International AIDS conference in Berlin 1993 – HIV risk amongst MSM in Chennai. He then went on to present his research papers at International conferences at Copenhagen, Geneva, Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, Washington, and San Francisco.
Sunil also produces a beautiful Men’s Calendar each year with all profits going to Sahodaran. If you would like to learn more about Sahodaran and the work they are doing in South India please visit their website. or connect on Facebook.
Below are a few photos Sunil has styled for shoots for Men of India.
Men of India is also interested in featuring other role models who work behind the scenes or in the field of Social Causes, Fashion, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Fitness, and Men’s health. If you or someone you know might like to be featured on our site. Please do send us a message. We would love to hear from you!
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