Is ‘Gay’ Okay?

Bold is Beautiful; as these last words drowned in the emptiness of the screen, I was visibly overwhelmed by a barrage of emotions that had stirred me up on watching an advertisement film to promote an ethnic wear brand and I must congratulate the brain behind it. Emotionally stirring and beautifully made, it was a […]

Is ending the Gender Binary enough?

It was forenoon.  The doorbell rang. Peeping through the window, I discovered it was a ‘hijra.’ When I announced this to my Mom, she said ‘rehne do, bahar matt jao. Darwaza band karlo.’ Showing a bit of temerity, when I went outside, following my Dad, he/she said, ‘Kyun sahib, hijre ko apne ghar ke aangan mein dekh ke […]