Why the proposed new 'Gay Swayamvar' reality show is a terrible idea
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Why the proposed new 'Gay Swayamvar' reality show is a terrible idea

Poulomi Ghosh | September 12,2018

Do you really want to find a partner? Or, do you just want to capitalise on the present mood, to ride on the TRP charts?

What was absolutely unnecessary to celebrate the Supreme Court judgment of striking down Section 377 has just happened. A few reports have surfaced on how a first-ever gay swayamwar show on Indian television is being planned following the verdict. Many may find the concept ‘coming of age’ and may label any criticism ‘puritan’, but truly, the proposition has nothing hopeful in it, given our previous encounters with fictional gay characters, pathetically portrayed by Indian television, under the garb of ‘being progressive’.

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