Yathartha Pictures

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Yathartha Pictures
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Years active2015 - present
GenreComedy, Music, Activism

Yathartha Pictures, also abbreviated as About this soundयP or YaPi, is a YouTube channel launched in 2015. A video featuring 7 Hijras (trans women) singing the National Anthem of India created by this channel went viral in August, 2015.[1]


YaPi published their first YouTube video "Can you tear up the Tricolour for 1000 INR" on 24 January 2015 to celebrate the 66th Republic Day of India which was shared by many e-papers and blogs.[2][3][4][5][6] They created another video titled 'Bharatiya... Hum Bhi Hai' in August, 2015 to celebrate the 69th Independence Day of India as well as the NALSA Judgement of 2014.[7] The video showed 7 Hijras dressed in outfits or uniforms of various professions and singing the National Anthem of India.[8] The Hijras featured in the video were brought together by the Humsafar Trust, a Mumbai-based NGO which promotes LGBT rights.[9][10] The video went viral in no time and was featured in all leading news papers, e-papers and blogs in India for being the first National Anthem video sung by Hijras as well as for showing how Hijras would look if they get the chance to take up any dignified career.[11][12][13][14]


  1. ^ "Viral video: National Anthem sung by 'hijras' will move you". ABP LIVE. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Watch: Can you tear up the Tricolour for Rs 1,000?". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ "वीडियो: क्या आप 1000 रुपये के लिए तिरंगे को फाड़ सकते हो?". India.com Hindi. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Watch: Are a thousand bucks enough to make someone tear the national flag?". IBN LIVE. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Happy Republic Day: These Guys Were Asked To Tear The Indian National Flag In Exchange Of 1000 Rupees, Did They Do It?". MissMalini. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  6. ^ "On The 68th Anniversary Of The Tricolour, Tell Us Would You Tear Our National Flag For Rs 1000?". Indiatimes. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  7. ^ "WATCH: This Video Of Transgender People Singing The National Anthem Will Give You Goosebumps". The Huffington Post India. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Transgenders Singing Jana Gana Mana Remind us What it Means to be Free". NDTV. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Calling It Early: These Hijras Singing "Jana Gana Mana" Is 2015's Best Independence Day Video". BuzzFeed India. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Mumbai's transgenders show the true meaning of freedom". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  11. ^ "वायरल हुआ किन्नरों की आवाज में गाया गया राष्ट्रगान का वीडियो". Aaj Tak Hindi. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  12. ^ "राष्ट्र और राष्ट्रगान तो सभी का होता है". BBC Hindi. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Watch video: Transgenders singing 'Jana Gana Mana' will give you goosebumps". India TV. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  14. ^ "This Video Of Hijras Singing Jana Gana Mana Is Definitely The Most Impactful Independence Day Video This Year". MissMalini. Retrieved 13 August 2015.