In the Rigveda, while talking about the Samsara, it says 'Vikruti Evam Prakriti', which means what seems un-natural is also natural.
The Pregnant King is story of men and women who are oppressed by a society founded on an unbending code of ethics, something that is extremely relevant even today.
It is so exciting to see the kink space finally gaining visibility in India, irrespective of these events been seen as “underground”.
Normativity here is not simply about whom you are having sex with (man, woman, genderqueer, trans*, etc) but how you are having sex.
A clichéd plot with a wonderful presentation
It was a pleasant surprise to sit through Ladies Sangeet at NCPA (Mumbai) for this play took me by surprise.
Dear Dad brings in other issues faced by the married gay men in India.
Can we be in the mood for love and develop a ‘doordarshan’ (farsightedness) towards ideas of romance, coupledom and sexualities?
Good, bad or grey, it seems to have struck a chord with viewers globally.
I like the idea that the film is not positioned as a "gay" film. Clever move, I say!
I don't like to be greedy between two books. I try to remain enveloped in the after mist for at least some time before picking up a new book.
Time Out takes the giant leap of faith in Indian cinema.
About a year ago, I was surfing for the movie adaptations of the book Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu and I stumbled across this wonderful web series called Carmilla.
Who doesn’t love graphic stories? There is an immense richness and prolificacy in visual stories which enables the flat words come to life and appear grand and renders the imaginative ideas: a reality.
ILA tells a powerful story and does succeed in bringing highly discussed relevant issues to the fore in a manner that was not overbearing.
Qissa, a masterful indictment of patriarchy, plays with complex notions of displacement and loss of identity.
Nil Nirjane (or Vacation Blues) is set in a resort on the outskirts of Kolkata. Six individuals – Aman and Jaya (a couple), Mou and her father and Reshmi and her mother are vacationing in the resort.
For a very long time, the genre of romance did not exist for me. Then about three months ago, I came across Radclyffe's book.
Adolescence especially needs such references where everything around seems idiosyncratic and painful.
MJ sent me this video yesterday, and I am still trying to make sense of it.