This graphic narrative is inspired by Ruth Vanita’s essay, “Born to Two Mothers, The Hero Bhagiratha,” and has adopted a version of the story from the same essay.
Representation is not merely about putting a couple of queer people together, it is about how their narratives unfold, and whether these writers and actors are given the agency to be able to tell their own stories.
Does sand-in-your-toes or the sound of the washing of the waves nearby or the sunsets or meeting new people or simply singing karaoke to the cute one sitting across makes you happy?
A lot of these organisations offer professional counselling, family counselling and helpline services.
You never know what can inspire you to stop being a lost, lonely soul, bogged down by the bad, bad world.
Always comforted by binaries
So used to divisions of only Two
I found myself baffled when I
Entered the Ladies’ Room
And found a bunch of men
The 27 films selected for this year, from nearly 70 submissions, include shorts, documentaries and feature length films from 12 countries.
Queer activists have not only used “queer” as a self-referential label, but have also endeavored to make it part of the national dialog about sexual preference.
This Pride month, we’ve found gold at the end of the rainbow—desi queer Instagrammers and their brilliant posts.
Here are a few accounts from our readers of what their pets mean to them and how they have transformed their lives for the better.
In conversation with Maaria Sayed, film-maker of Chudala; Karishma Dube, film-maker of Devi; and Rajesh James, film-maker of Naked Wheels.
We promise you an evening of sweetness, laughter, certain mad cocktails, bad dance moves and (guaranteed to make you chuckle) games. You bring the conversations!
People continue to remain in the closet because the media industry has limited opportunities for those who have honestly shared their sexual orientation with the world.
Founded in 2010, Yaariyan is among the first platforms for LGBTQ youth in Mumbai and is an active part of the collective that organizes Mumbai Pride.
The following are a few movies made in India and abroad to aid children and young adults on that journey of self-acceptance, coming out and feeling at ease with their identity.
No one should have to deal with sexism, homophobia and of course prejudices against mental illness all at once.
The boldly performed scene might have raised many eyebrows but it looks like the audience has enjoyed this honest, bare attempt by these two actresses.
At thirty, I realise that these borrowed worlds not only helped me through some of my toughest times as a teen, but also influenced me as a feminist, queer creator years later.
The telegram: Nilla dead. Hit by earthquake while travelling. Was happy. Did not die of heart-break. No need to reply.
Mental illness of an individual SHALL NOT be determined by moral, social, cultural, work or political values or religious beliefs prevailing in an individual’s community.