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Confessions of a Bisexual Woman

I am tired of being told my struggle doesn’t count, or that in fact it isn’t a struggle at all. I am tired of being told that I may be different, but not nearly different enough for it to mean anything. I hate being rejected from one community of people for not being as far separated from the other, to belong with them. I am a 19-year-old cis gender girl (or at least that’s the amount of self exploration I have achieved thus far) and these are the confessions of…

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Why is Incest a global taboo Culture Featured Society 

Why is Incest a Global Taboo?

A few years ago I came across a piece of news which disclosed the unconventional relationship between a Zimbabwean widow and her son. Apparently, after her husband’s death, the lady had been pregnant with her son’s child and the couple was planning to get married in the due course of time. Furthermore, what also did not escape my notice is the indignation on social media about the entire saga.  Social taboos have always made me question its validity. Incest happens to be one of the society’s most sacred and close-guarded…

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A step towards independence: First Queer pride walk of Lucknow

Eighteen years ago, breaking all social norms and barriers, the city of Calcutta hosted the first queer pride walk in India. To think it was almost two decades ago feels a coon’s age has passed by, but a lot has changed over these eighteen years. The society has undergone a metamorphosis of pandemic and societal characters. But now truly the libertarians of this great nation can rejoice, as the First Queer pride walk of Lucknow was taken out on Sunday. The Awadh pride parade is the first of its kind in…

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Central? Censor Board of Film Certification

“Lady-oriented” is a term that had the capacity to be India’s “nasty woman”. As a queer feminist, I delighted in the various implications the phrase has to offer, and it is a phrase with the catchy appeal that legendary taglines are made of. The irony, however, is that it was a term used to suppress, not endorse something – being one of the many objections the Central…err, rather the ” Censor Board of Film Certification ” had to lay on Prakash Jha’s “Lipstick Under My Burkha.” Other objections include “contanious…

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