Delhi boy Aarnav Arora Singhal, 5, loves to wear dresses and organise princess parties with his female cousin.
“I buy most of his shoes and bags from the ‘girls’’ sections of department stores, because he loves the bright colours,” says his mother Madhu, 35, a marketing executive. “My husband and I would never try and discourage him from wearing what he likes, but people’s reactions amuse me. There was a time when he refused to cut his hair and even family members and teachers would call him a girl — derisively.”
Similarly, six-year-old Rehaan Iyer Agarwal from Mumbai has about a dozen dolls, including three Disney princesses and four Barbies, and loves turning his mother’s dupattas into ball gowns, stringing beads into accessories and making Playdoh dresses for his dolls.
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