The Genderless Heart

In the background of the contentious Brett Kavanaugh confirmation and #metoo storm which swept through India’s media and entertainment circles, I became despondent. Now, more than ever, healthy conversation was needed around the topics of male privilege and entitlement, consent, the negative impact of patriarchy, gender sensitivity and the collective fight against sexism. But the climate … Continue reading The Genderless Heart

Through the Looking Glass of the 8th Amendment: A Historical Analysis of its Conception, Gestation and Birth

Ireland has a shameful history of its treatment of women. From the Magdalene laundries, to Mother and Baby homes, to the Tuam baby scandal and black markets for adopted babies, Ireland has done its best to sweep the lingering dirt of its past under the rug. Somehow, this image does not fit with the carefully … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass of the 8th Amendment: A Historical Analysis of its Conception, Gestation and Birth

When Surya Broke the Internet and Section 377

*As of 6 September 2018, the section which criminalised certain forms of sex between consenting adults has been struck down by the Indian Supreme Court. You can read the full judgment here.* 12 November 2017 marked the celebration of the 10th Delhi Queer Pride festival, where thousands took to the streets to march, dance and - protest. No matter … Continue reading When Surya Broke the Internet and Section 377