Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicQueer

Topic: Queer

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.

Educational qualification of Indian politicians should matter, not sexual orientation

The only thing that will help our society accept a queer politician is awareness and time.

Selfies are all well, but the pride parade means so much more

The pride parade is not a place to express excesses or fantasies without understanding the context. It is not a circus displayed for pleasure.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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