A 'Happy' song in India has a complicated backstory

India now allows people to self-identify as "third gender" on official forms. But Hijras, a quasi-religious order of transgender women, remain a stigmatized group on the whole. A new all-Hijra band is setting out to change that with two highly-produced singles.


She could have been a child bride like her sisters. But she became a coach instead.

Parvati Pujari is the first member of her Mumbai family to get a college degree. She's also the first of her sisters not to be married off young. And she played on India's national women's rugby team. By working with other women to coach sports in this poor part of the city, she's passing on the attributes that helped her overcome her obstacles and achieve her dream.