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 |  5-minute read
Veere di wedding, Stree, Tumbbad, Me too movement

Best of 2018: The year that was, through movies

5 times Bollywood was way ahead of its time in 2018


 |  3-minute read
Triple Talaq, Adultery law, Me too movement, Section 377 verdict

Section 377 to adultery, Sabarimala to Triple Talaq — why the epic moments of 2018 seem to fade out in 2019

Are we carrying a social hangover of judging people into the new year? A hangover that will override the ground-breaking legal judgements we saw last year?


 |  6-minute read
Civil liberties, Educational Institutions, Supreme Court, Section 377 verdict

Why the Section 377 verdict is a once-in-a-lifetime teachable moment for educational institutions

It is an opportunity for students to understand three big ideas: The idea of multiple identities, the idea of law and the idea of citizenship.


 |  The Castaways  |  6-minute read
Supreme Court, Section 377 verdict, LGBTQ, Drag fashion

Beyond long lashes and luscious wigs: Drag is not only about sexuality. It's a struggle to be heard

Overlooking the imposing architecture of Lutyen's Delhi and its underlying moral codes, the Drag scene in India is a story of hope and despair and a lot of courage.


 |  3-minute read
Gay sex, Supreme Court, Lgbtq rights, Section 377 verdict

When being gay was sheer irreverent, catty fun

The SC ruling on 377 stops gays from being called criminals. But it also makes them citizens — with all the boring goodness this involves.


 |  4-minute read
Homophobia, Homosexuality, Section 377 verdict, Section 377

Why we should welcome brands to celebrations on the striking down of Section 377

The aversion we have for brands making profits in a capitalist society shows we haven't come to terms with the changes of the globalised world.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Same sex marriage, Gay sex, Supreme Court, Section 377 verdict

Can we please stop romanticising Supreme Court's Section 377 verdict?

Grant all other civil liberties to same-sex couples. Gay people are as boring and bourgeois as any other Indian heterosexual couple.


 |  7-minute read
Love, Live-in relationships, Inter-caste marriages, Section 377 verdict

Changing sex relations in India in the transitional era

India is changing at many levels and resisting change at others. New relationships between men and women in our country highlight our transitional era.