The Radiance of Rohan!

THE RADIANCE OF ROHAN

Imagine a 20 ft X 10 ft billboard hanging right outside your
bedroom window. Imagine a 5-foot-7-inch tall guy on that
billboard, looking directly into eyes. Imagine him with a
rainbow colored dotted condom in his hand, asking you to play
safe. This is something our Man of the Moment, imagines and hopes and
prays will be a reality someday.

Giving words to his imagination and flesh to yours, Men Of India brings you

“The radiance of Rohan Pujari.”
Sharp eyes, shaped beard, shy Adam’s apple, strong arms and his
slim toned body outline meet our eyes first. But in this world
where signing petitions is the only form of protesting for some,
meet a man who is a full-time activist. Rohan works as an
internet outreach representative for The Humsafar Trust in
Mumbai, telling gay boys on dating sites to play it safe, and
where to go when they don’t. He is also active when LGBT folks
are faced with bullying and blackmailing.
An out-and-about gay man, who also became the first runner-up at
Mr. Gay India 2017, Rohan, has his struggles too, an aspiring
model looking for good work, a son wanting to be understood by
his orthodox loving parents and a queer individual fighting to
pull down section 377. And he strongly believes he is going to
achieve it all!

If your mind is still stuck at the mention of
his parents and if you must know, he is out to them but is still
helping his parents understand that a man with masculine traits
can be gay too. And once a gay man is always a gay man (well,
doesn’t hold true for everyone but for the majority).
Being closeted is tough, but being out and not understood is
tougher. We know nothing is easy in life but for some queer
folks hardships are kind of forever. When being inclined towards
people of the same sex is a natural thing, then why take pride
in being something that doesn’t make one special?
Because all our lives we are made to feel ashamed for being
whoever we are. We take Pride in surviving our true selves and
not leating embarrassment kill it. The only way hatred can go, is by
love. And we must take pride in the fact that we are able to
love.

Happy Pride to all the lovers of Men Of India.

And Rohan Pujari, more power to you.

We hope your billboard dreams come true!

For more info on the Humsafar Trust;

Visit their website.

Follow Rohan on Instagram.

Cover Photo: Andrew Adams

Hair Make-up, Stylig: Ashu Mois

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Photo: Andrew Adams

Photo: Jagtar Ubhi

Photo: Jagtar Ubhi

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May Man of the Month – Honey

It’s May and the summer season is in full gear in India.

Today we have something to sweeten your summer.

Featuring Delhi model Honey on the cover wearing the tradition Indian Langot.

Photographed by: Andrew Adams

Styled by: Arandeep Sonu Das

 

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New Delhi to New York with Fashion Blogger Aditya!

New Delhi to New York with Fashion Blogger Aditya!

Aditya is a New York based dancer and up and coming fashion blogger! We recently caught up with him for Lunch at Lodi gardens in Delhi followed by this fun photo session.

He likes to combine his eastern cultural background with his Western, casual street style.

Check out his blog for some inspiring tips for the Modern Metro Man;

www.adityamadiraju.com

Photo: Andrew Adams

Photo: Andrew Adams

Photo: Andrew Adams

Photo: Andrew Adams

Photo: Shravya Kag

Photo: Shravya Kag

Photo: Aparna Nair

Photo: Aparna Nair

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Hello 2017!

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?

We think he has great potential, dont you?

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Freelance writers needed

Men of India is expanding!

We are looking for creative freelance writers to join our editorial team.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about Indian Culture, the Arts, Men’s Fashion, and Fitness.

You should be able to work with deadlines, and have good communication skills.

Please submit your CV via email to talent@menofindia.net

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

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2016 Men of India Calendar – The Vintage Collection

2016 Men of India Calendar. The Vintage Collection.
Men of India is thrilled to announce our very first printed Calendar. It will be elegantly printed on high quality, fine art paper and will make a perfect gift for that special someone in your life!

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The 2016 Men of India Calendar will be delivered in Mid December.

 

 

 

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Happy Holi!

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!

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The Man in the Mirror – A Pictorial study on Male Vanity.

“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.”

-Yousef Karsh –

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

Man in The Mirror, Male Vanity Model Arnab

Arnab-IMG_9493x2 Arnab-IMG_9521 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/

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Man of The Year 2014

Men of India, featured model Ben cover

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.

 

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Love and Let Love!

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.

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We salute you!

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.

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Photo shoot for Men of India in Fort Kochi, with Model Sayanth.

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Photo shoot with Model Raj in Chennai for Men of India

Photo shoot in Athirappilly, Kerala for Men of India. Model: Rosshan

Photo shoot in Athirappilly, Kerala for Men of India. Model: Rosshan

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Photo shoot for Men of India in Kovalam, Kerala

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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10 000 Likes

 

Thanks to all our followers, fans, and friends, Men of India have hit a milestone today!

Ten Thousand likes on Facebook! We are so honored to have such loyal fans!

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