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Gender

Picture of a girl stuck thinking

Confined in a dream

The narrow black box confined her body like a coffin. She had been inside this for hours now. She felt breathless. The box was clearly not made for her body measurements. It…

All gender toilets

ADD THIRD GENDER even in The Office Loos!

Transgenders will be given a 1% reservation for government services in Karnataka. This is a great move in inclusiveness. I do think that as we progress, education of inclusivity must be incorporated…

Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen remains an extended crush since childhood. It is an unending fascination for the woman she is and her contribution to the Bengal film industry. I used to cut and glue…

The Cursed Widows of India

She stood bent over her years. Long hair, large eyes,and lips that constantly sang her every-morning hymn for Krishna. Her prayers to the lord were to pass her over to the other…

My Baba

You can listen to the podcast version of this article by clicking the green play button below. Those who prefer to read, please read on! He is the feisty activist sort you…

“का” की मोहब्बत – A Poem by “kyakarogeyjaankar”

कुछ प्रेम कहानियां बहुत ही अलग होती हैं। जैसे की हमने हीर और रांझा , रोमियो और जूलिएट आदि के किस्से ज़रूर सुने होंगे — अब “का” की मोहब्बत की भी जाने। ❧ एक…

Pray the Gay Will Stay

It has never been a bed of roses for the ones who choose to change the narrative. All the notable artists who have pushed themselves beyond their limitations and stayed courageously true…

The Goddess Wears White, The Devil Wears Black

I watched her shameful bosom silently heave a heavy sigh, as she heard and cringed when friends told her “this colour won’t suit you. It’s not for your skin tone”. She knew…

Norma Jeane Mortenson

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans”– Marilyn Monroe Hugh Hefner launched his ground-breaking first edition of Playboy magazine that sold millions of copies with the famous cover shot of a nude Marilyn…

From The Broken Mirror Of Hope

What is your identity? What is your eyesight, is it male or female? What is your heart? Do you refer to it as he or she? What is the colour of your…

Kumari That Was Not Killed

As the winter sets in on the fading sunlight against the Ganges Ghats. West Bengal worships the pre puberty girl child as an reincarnation of the divine Goddess. It’s celebrated as Kumari…

Acid On My Face But Not My Spirit

Unresolved issues are the most gnawing space in our heads and hearts forever. When I sit back and recall the memories that haunt me. They are the hurt that I didn’t resolve…

Faith Knows No Gender

The world is moving forward in tech, healthcare and an increasing sense of entitlement among people. Yet, in the margins of society lies the transgender community, still seeking dignity and acceptance among…