While the plane is still on the tarmac at IGI airport, one of the tour-group Indians asks for cotton to stuff in his ears.The attendant considerately produces a mini-bale of cotton from the plane’s first-aid supplies and asks the man to pinch some off.
Even those who haven’t received a rallying cry realize that something is afoot, and keen not to miss whatever it is, percolate leftwards.
I hunker down grimly in my seat in the middle block, hoping it might go some small way towards maintaining our centre of gravity.
Disaster is averted by a matronly flight attendant who soon makes her harassed way down the left aisle despatching passengers to starboard while shouting ‘Take a seat please! ’ This is only the latest (and not the last) of the flight attendant’s troubles.
It is a deeply-held assumption that every person is either male or female; but many people are now questioning whether this belief is correct.
This compelling and sensitive documentary unlocks the stories of people born neither entirely male nor female.
Conditions like these have been known as and shrouded in unnecessary shame and secrecy for decades.
It's estimated that DSDs (Disorders of Sexual Development) are, in fact, as common as twins or red hair - nearly one in 50 of us.
The programme features powerful insights from people living with these conditions, and the medical teams at the forefront of the field, including clinical psychologist Tiger Devore, whose own sex when born was ambiguous.
About halfway into the three-hour flight from Delhi to Tashkent, I fear the plane will begin to spin anti-clockwise and spiral down.