Heena is a Hijda or Indian transgender prostitute.
She works at the Mumbai cages , a section facing the Falkland road that is the Hijda cages too.
I had met her while climbing a seedy building from where I shot my Cages pictures.She had accosted me as she knew my escorts, my escorts were from the underbelly of a trade remotely connected to this lane.
Heena had invited me to her room downstair, behind the Hijda cages , that was very spacious, huge and with all modern amenities.She introduced me to her Amma or Guru, was forthcoming in her hospitality, her girls were not willing to be photographed, but she gave in , thinking Iwas a fashion photographer too.
She was as plain as as a Hijda is , not yet decked up for the night..
She thought I was from some generous NGO offering financial aid.
I gave her my visiting card she was not sure I would remember her if she called me up.
But luckily they all knew my Hijda Guru Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.