Archive for the month July 2011

Bombay Dost Presents Sunday Highs “A Yaariyan Presentation”

For those of you, who missed out on some great cinema during Kashish week or if you just want to catch these masterpieces one more time, Bombay Dost - Sunday Highs brings to you KASHISH 2011 Winners all through July and August! This time we're showing two extremely riveting and heart-wrenching tearjerkers. Bring a lotta tissues cause the tears won't stop coming - we guarantee it! Two movies, which are extremely beautiful and very insightful. Check out the trailers for some foreplay... (not that kind!)

Event Review : Desiring Indians

The event Desiring Indians was a screening of the provocative film Cain/Cane (2011) followed by a panel discussion on sexuality, intimacy, and desire among Indian South Africans, chaired by Prof. …

Nothing Happened

Back then I was fascinated with car rides. She had a white santro. I would rush out of work to ask her for a lift, even if it meant changing in two minutes and running down five floors in twenty seconds. I did it every day. And on the days I missed her I hated myself. I was enamored by her.

MTV Splitsvilla : Where Love Can Be Queer Too

MTV Splitsvilla is a show where larke and larkiyaan fight for love in, of course, Goa. This not so classy article discusses the supposed plans for the fifth season. Unfortunately a google search yielded no other articles. Despite the lack of quality sources on this I decided to go ahead and write about it anyway because it’s too intriguing.

Uncertainty

There are times when I look at my girlfriend and realize…I could marry this girl. Not just because I adore weddings. Not just because we’re still in what could be considered the early U-Haul stage of our relationship. But just because she feels so incredibly right. We’ve been through our rough patches – hell, I thought for sure that we weren’t going to make it as little as 2 or 3 months ago – but every time we’ve hit a set-back, we’ve somehow come out stronger.

Worth

Amidst all the noise, all the crowd and all that hypocrisy, I saw you and I saw a cigarette fall.

Boys getting drunk, dirty dancing, sex on the floor.

Fake …

A Craigslist Conundrum

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo from Gawker]

 

I came across an article on Gawker regarding the strange ban of queer, undocumented, and Muslim people from a garage sale …

Play Reading “Ek Madhav Baug”

“Ek Madhav Baug,” a Hindi play by the late celebrated playwright Chetan Datar. “Ek Madhav Baug” is a pioneering Marathi language play about homosexuality and acceptance of the gay community.

Gaysi Census : What’s Your Number?

The Sexuality Rating Scale, aka “Kinsey Scale,” was developed by Alfred Kinsey and his colleagues in 1948. The most commonly known heterosexuality is rated at zero and homosexuality (same sex …

Femme + Butch = Futch

See, it’s not like I wanted a cozy little box with a clearly defined label that I could comfortably fold myself into. I’ve always disliked labels. But nevertheless, I was curious. Curious to know which category or stereotype I fall under simply because they exist and they seem to be reference points for our community. But the problem was, the conventional ones made me extremely uncomfortable.

Trans Folks & Women-Only Spaces

One can never come with just one factor to differentiate Gender. Gender-only spaces should be inclusive and let people self-identify rather than pushing their idea of someone else down the throats. Isn't feminism all about an individual choice of determination rather than the patriarchal world telling women how to behave, dress, act, work, etc.? Then why the hypocrisy?

Interview : Andy Silveira (Aks, Reflections of Queer Hyderabad)

Undeterred by media misrepresentation and pressure from the so-called moral police, a group of young individuals are getting ready to showcase Queer Lifestyle by exploring multiple mediums of Art (photography, painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video, etc.) Aks – Reflections of Queer Hyderabad is first of it’s kind in the city and one hope’s it would inspire many more to embrace their sexuality without fear and hesitation. Here’s a quick chat with Andy Silveira, one of the key role player behind upcoming show.
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