ILA tells a powerful story and does succeed in bringing highly discussed relevant issues to the fore in a manner that was not overbearing.
Because two brides are better than one. Here is a small tete-a-tete with Priya and Paula, lovely newly married women.
Labels are something performer D’Lo cannot quite escape from.
Come with bagful of stories that have left you mesmerised, or better still take some home with you! *Strictly Queer Mythological Content*
Ila had premiered at the NCPA’s Centrestage Festival in December, and simply on the strength of that single staging, made it to quite a few ‘best of the year’ lists.
Jayjaykar is about an old man, Retd. Maj. Akhand, who meets a group of Hijras in a funny situation and helps them to achieve self respect.
The week was created with the stated purpose of "promoting increased health awareness and outcomes in the LGBT community".
What I discovered while exploring the gay community at that time was that my gay identity and South Asian identity were mutually exclusive.
One warm spring afternoon, Gaysi ended up in a room with the two phenomenal women from the movie Qissa - Tillotama Shome and Raskia Duggal.
Today you fought your last fight against a brutal disease. Given how this country and its justice system have treated you, I personally believe that you are in a better place.
A short email interview with Vinay Chandran, festival director of the recently concluded Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF).
Qissa, a masterful indictment of patriarchy, plays with complex notions of displacement and loss of identity.
How I longed to have the guts to ask her for her number. But all I manage to say is, “I’ll see you around sometime”.
My deepest thoughts and strongest desires
My heartfelt wishes and passionate fires
Come in and sit down, feel welcome and stay
I’m not complaining of a heartache today.
A single’s guide to Valentines Day It’s that time of the year again where roses, red hearts and squishy stuff toys take over everything.
I love my intuitions, love impulsions, and also thrive on it. I owe the most beautiful experiences of my life to my emotional self.
Unseen forces behind Mumbai Queer Pride.
I wonder if I will ever wear beautiful dress or suit,
I wonder if my family will ever be there,
I wonder if their eyes would be filled with love or disappointment,
I wonder, if I ever say 'I do' will anyone be there?
Five years of denial. Five years of confusion. Five years of analysing my feelings and myself to death.
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.