New lesbian e-magazine launched in India

Jiah unveiled its first online issue on Sunday.

The new issue, due in April, is published from the Indian city Pune, near Mumbai in central India. Lesley Esteves, a New Delhi-based journalist, is the magazine's cover woman.

She narrates her experience of going public about her sexuality 20 years ago in a talk show on Indian national television. The magazine is free for the first year and will be charged afterwards. It is likely to start a print version next year.

Jiah editor Apphia K said that readers living in countries with internet censorship will be emailed a copy of the magazine if they send a request.