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I have no story. Don’t get me wrong. My life isn’t boring at all. Forgive me if you please, but I just cannot relate.

A Love Letter (Not!)

Dear Abhopus,

Do letters always have to begin with a “Hey, How are you” ? Because right now I really can’t be bothered with pleasantries. I know this letter will …

One Last

Tonight, I am missing you. They just sang Sanda Kozhi Kozhi. They are celebrating my new job, here at home. Geet, Mints, Ami, KJ and Sumi are all here. They

Hold Me

Hold me. Stay here. I’d like to feel.

Don’t…Don’t go away for I like your smell.

Don’t step back for I feel something warm,fuzzy and comforting.

Don’t withdraw for I …

Not Anymore

A little too anxious, Heena was tossing and turning on her bed. She wanted to dig a hole and bury her face into the earth, like an ostrich. She could …

He Said

It really was ‘A Bad Day’. The script was haunting me. Backstage drama had reached its peak. I stormed out of the green room and walked. Simply walked. It was …

The Fifth Date

We were four pitchers down.

It was the fifth date.

Alcohol gave her liquid courage she said.

It was just verbal diarrhea, I thought.

She looked cute, telling me stories …

A Cup of Tea

Dear Kat,

Sometimes I wonder, what would I do without you? You are that one friend who knows me inside out. You have seen me broke, drunk, fail exams, heartbroken, …

And Then…

There we were. Sitting in a coffee shop. Talking sharing and bonding. Surprisingly I ended up sharing with her a lot of stories; I usually don’t share with strangers. And, …

It’s Not Me! It’s You!

Lord knows how many times I have used this line, but there is something about you. Really. Believe me. There is. Not that there wasn’t something about G, T, L, …

Simply Queer 1.0

Here is the idea. Plenty of times, we see things which are supposedly “straight” or “hetronormative” but they don’t seem so to us. They look, sound or feel very queer to us.
Lesbian Love

The Date That Was…

There was something about her. Something that drew me to her. The way she carried herself. Her smile. Sigh! Her smile is enticing.

Somewhere Deep Within

Somewhere deep within…

I see you cross your legs and sit right across me

I hear you smoke that cigarette

I see you fiddle with your hair

I hear your …

If You Could

If you could see what I see, you would know why I choose to sleep

If you could hear what I hear, you would know why the silence

If you …

Bangalore Pride Week 2011

The Bangalore Pride week was kickstarted on the 19th of November with a Cricket match at Hombegowda Grounds. It wasn’t advertised as much as the other events, hence the turn out wasn’t great. One of the organizers got on the mic and announced "We are gays, lesbians, hijras, kothis, transgenders... we are having a friendly cricket match today as part of pride, will you celebrate with us and play our game?” A bunch of guys who were hanging around on the grounds stayed to play.
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