Archive for the year 2011

An Apology

First of all, before I say anything else, I want to apologise. Unconditionally. Unequivocally.

Let’s Play Long Distance-Long Distance.

Long distance relationships are hard. People have told me that before. But fuck, I never knew how hard till a few months back. Great conversations and intellectual stimulation keep you going. But there’s only so far you can use those two to prod your relationship along. But what comes after you’ve pushed it as far as it can go?

What You NEVER Say To A Lesbian!

Let me make this clear. This is not to express any form of hatred towards men. I don’t hate you. This is just a quick guide to things you should never say to your lesbian friends or any lesbian. NEVER.

Regional Consultation (Nov 2011) : AMEND 377

Amaltas and Humsafar Trust are organizing 3 consultations in November 2011 in Chennai, Baroda and Bhubaneshwar. We would like to invite the LGBT community to participate in this one day consultation. Your insights and advice would be very valuable.

That One Kiss

My life was perfect. A kiss ruined it. Just one kiss and I haven’t slept in three nights. Why?

My friends and colleagues are jealous of me. I work with …

The Break-Up

I tried to think of a more subtle title, but couldn’t. There’s nothing subtle or artful or profound in the end of what was once a beautiful relationship. And I’ll be honest – it was the best relationship I’ve ever been in, to date.

Non-hijra Transgenders Struggle For Identity

Hijra isn’t the only transgender identity. There are others, such as female-to-male transgenders, who don’t draw attention to themselves, and struggle to find recognition as anything but a ‘deviant’ community, …

Bengaluru Pride 2011 is Here!

Bengaluru is getting ready to celebrate it's annual Pride in November this year. If you are from Bengaluru, here is a chance for you to share your memorable moments from previous pride celebrations.

Queer Time Machine

If you could go back in time with a Queer Time Machine, that would take your out and proud self, back in time, What would you do? What parts of your life would you go back to? What things would you do differently?

And Then You Went Away (Part 1)

Fireworks. Bright beautiful fireworks. A reflected harlequin from the surrounding skyscrapers glazed my irises. I eyed the spectacle warily.

Fireworks I liked. The spot I stood on I didn’t like. …

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