After the Section 377 Judgment in December 2013, there has been a drastic change in India. Questions raised, equality compromised and entire nation in a flux. A lot of changes are in store and the voices need to be heard.
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The 7th edition of QFest on 12th April opened with a screening of the Marathi movie Jayjaykar at 1:00pm, at The Hive, in Khar (W). Jayjaykar won multiple awards at different film festivals, including the Maharashtra State Film Awards for the Best Film and Direction. The screening began with an introduction to the movie by Aditya […]READ MORE
KASHISH 2015 looks at crowdfunding to raise funds for LGBT film festival.READ MORE
It was a pleasant winter morning; I walked out of a friend’s house, who had helped me in draping my saree. Those were the initial days I started wearing saree and going out. My friend walked with me till the cab to see me off. There was an hour-long drive to reach my destination. Throughout […]READ MORE
The whole discourse about Gender and body is no more a new thing for the academia, at least. Though the whole dialogue of gender has been growing vast and occupying social and political spaces, the constant conventional process of “Gendering” (Making of the MAN and the WOMAN on the grounds of biological sex MALE, FEMALE and […]READ MORE
Yamini explores cultural documentation of Q Fest #6 on March 8, 2015READ MORE
Qissa – The tale of a lonely Ghost ***spoiler alert*** I gave a miss to Badlapur and instead went and watched Qissa The tale of a Lonely Ghost and I am glad that I did it as I was mesmerized by the simplicity of story presentation along with the complexity of the characters. I […]READ MORE
Transgender is a broad term for all people who do not identify with or choose not to conform to the gender roles assigned to them by society based on their biological sex/at birth. Transgender persons are those who transgress the social gender norms of the society they belong to. This includes a wide range of […]READ MORE
Steps Towards Transitioning: It is important to find others who share similar experiences and emotions. Finding a community of peers can help to feel less alone and can answer questions about the way forward. Begin sessions with a therapist who has experience dealing with transgender people. It can take anywhere from a few months to […]READ MORE
A QISSA* FROM EACH OF OUR LIVES Patriarchy has no gender and yet peace in patriarchy is always a war against women. Qissa, a film in Punjabi, narrates a tale we’ve all heard in whispers — the tale of a female child, brought up to be a male child for reasons all rooted in a […]READ MORE
Queen(r) – A queer reading of Queen (2014) re-published with permission of Author. Cast: Kangna Ranaut, Raj Kummar Rao, Lisa Haydon Director: Vikas Bahl Vikas Bahl’s Queen won the most prestigious Best Film award at most award functions this year. Why would it not? It was a light-hearted family film […]READ MORE
Nagrik Nukkad/Citizen Café is a facilitated space for dialogue to engage citizens of this country from across socio-economic or regional segments.READ MORE
An anthology is a collection of works compiled by theme, genre, etc. In Our Lives, we encourage you to tell your story visually. Compose your story in images (moving or static), text and symbols to convey your intent. Your intent could be a short story, a poem, a play or a collection of ideas, comments, […]READ MORE
‘Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re […]READ MORE
The Constitution of India contains 395 articles in Part I to XXII and 12 schedules.READ MORE
The Fundamental Duties in the Indian Constitution enlists certain core duties that every citizen is expected to perform.READ MORE
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