They used to beg on India's train network, but this month, for the first time, transgender women will have proper jobs, serving passengers and selling tickets in the south Indian city of Kochi.
This signal of change was also spotted by Justin Matthews:
"Cochi metro employed transpersons on its staff"
The Kochi Metro is physically and metaphorically breaking new ground: When construction wrapped up, the labourers were thanked with a heartwarming gesture. And now the Metro has more women and transpersons on its staff than any other in the country.