Archive for the month August 2011

Khush Nights @ Zenzi Bar

Its TIME TO GLOW PINK ONCE AGAIN AT SALVATION STAR's KHUSH NIGHT, first Friday of every month with great music,live acts,visiting DJ's,movie screenings,flea bazzars,book readings,art melas and most of all the fantastic food and drinks that makes Zenzi one of the hippest bars in Mumbai.

Nothing in Between

My first lover was a woman who identified as butch. She spent a lot of time, or so I felt, in trying to define me. I never found myself conforming to any identities. There were days I felt generally macho and I’d slip into a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. And there were days where I’d find feminine wiles flowing out of me in my pretty blue lucknowi kurta-salwar and dangling jaipuri jhumkas. Shortly after I came out I also shaved off my long tresses and walked around unabashedly with my shorn head.

White Sheets

This was seven years ago – in a different city, but a similar hotel room. Familiar white sheets smelling of naphthalene balls and a room with no windows. At a

Double Life : Upcoming Television Show

From the Executive Producer of the acclaimed documentary?series, “Intervention” comes a new series about people who are living?double lives. We are searching for people who are tired of keeping their secret?from their family, friends, and loved ones. We are only looking for?people who are genuinely interested in finding healing in their lives. ?

Not Your Token Puzzle Piece

My willingness to speak openly about myself has landed me spots on panels, interviews, art projects, and so on. I always approach these with an open-mind and am usually happy to have the opportunity to express myself – sometimes I even volunteer to. However, I have wondered if my body and my words are being manipulated.

Dear Devadasi : A Poem

Darling devadasi, will you not dance for me?
Damsel of temples, I have seen you dance endlessly,
I have yet to take my eyes off you,
I am drawn by …

You, Me & Zine (2)

Yes! Circle of pinkness enveloping our lives. We all noticed it. We noticed it because we asked for it. And because we asked – we got!

Cruising!

You bump into a hot item on the train/bus/sidewalk. You look, item looks back, both of your Gaydar worked this time ! Yay! What would you do?

After All Both The Boys “Love Beads”

Mrs. Keya Ghosh is a lawyer with the High Court at Calcutta. She has been a professor of English Literature at various colleges, as well as a lecturer in law. She is also a LGBTQI Rights Activist, and is one of the petitioners in the Parents' petition against Section 377,presented at the Supreme Court of India.

Facade

What did I love about you? Was it love?  I thought I loved you. But maybe, I loved who I thought you were. Not who you really are. As much …

Like A Jungle

I’ll admit, up until more recent times, I didn’t worry so much about the downstairs maintenance. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a relatively hippie city, in a relatively hippie state, but I always felt like my pubes weren’t really anybody’s business but my own. That being said, I wasn’t going to make anyone go extreme trekking to get to the goodies, but I was always a little creeped out by the idea of intense hair removal. Then I got to college.

Interview Aam Gaysi : This Is DJ, He Is Gay & A Lawyer

Debjyoti Ghosh is a Human Rights Lawyer, who has been into Marginalized people's Rights Activism for the last five years. He has just completed his LLM in Human Rights with an International Justice Specialization, and is looking forward to plunging back into activism.

Longing

I want to see you

standing in the doorway
the sun lost in your hair
and hear you speak to me softly
with your eyes

to feel the warmth of …

Our Own People

Breaking news – I have officially joined the ranks of the employed! Realizing that I don’t want to spend my post-undergrad gap year living with my parents was pretty good incentive to intensify the job search. And I landed one that I really love!
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