Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicQueer

Topic: Queer

Grindr’s faceless queer profiles are sporting a new DP—nude Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh's devil-may-care attitude towards all actions challenging heteronormativity might explain his popularity among gay men, many from small towns.

Jamali Kamali, hijron ka khanqah, Sarmad’s tomb — Delhi history’s safe spaces for LGBTQ

Delhi's Mehrauli houses several tombs and monuments that are silent sentinels of queer love.

‘Why is your dad wearing a sari?’ South Indian films handle queer with care, unlike Bollywood

Compared to Bollywood’s brash, tone-deaf and stereotypical offerings, South India is producing more nuanced queer films. But it is not enough, say critics.

Badhaai Do is only a glimpse of what queerness is. It’s a Bollywood token for ‘hatke’ topic

The film had a queer script consultant, and it shows. But in 2022, it's not enough to show a glimpse of a pride walk to show ‘aal izz well’.

Kingfisher, Dabboo Ratnani calendars set beauty stereotypes that Oddity 2022 wants to defy

Digitisation and phones might have made physical calendars obsolete, but Delhi photographer Rishab Dahiya is helping it make a comeback with a new message.

New OTT rules won’t stop Bollywood’s queer stories – Geeli Pucchi to The Married Women

From ALTBalaji’s The Married Women, Neeraj Ghawyan’s Geeli Pucchi on Netflix, to Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming His Storyy, there’s a new wave of queer storylines.

Modi govt releasing draft rules on Transgender Persons Act in lockdown a blow to community

During the lockdown, it is impossible for members of India’s transgender and intersex community to be a part of the consultative process on the Transgender Persons Act draft rules.

Om Shanti Om to Helen: TikTok users are taking ‘man-woman’ Bollywood songs & going queer

From stolen kisses to doing drag, India’s TikTok users are showing how to be queer openly. Because when the times are a changin’, you will see it on TikTok.

Section 377 verdict: Can we start calling the CJI the CEO of India?

After the 377 verdict, the inability of our political leadership to take an effective stand on decriminalising gay sex will not be forgotten.

Pre-modern, pre-Section 377 Queer Ramayana shows sages desiring Rama’s body

Odia poet Upendra Bhanja’s retelling was cast aside by the middle class who grew up with the same morality that made Section 377 possible.

On Camera

YourTurn

The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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