A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Oishik Sircar

poster that says, 'just had my first legal sex'

इच्छाओं की विरोधी, इच्छाएँ

वापस फिर एक बार, पोस्टर पर लिखी गयी घोषणा पर लौटते हुए - पहली बार ‘कानूनन’ सेक्स कर पाने के अपने अनुभव को ज़ाहिर करने की इस घोषणा में एक बहुत ही शक्तिशाली सांकेतिक संदेश निहित है जो हमें सेक्स में ज़्यादा चरम आनंद लेने में भले ही मदद न करे लेकिन मुक्ति के चिन्ह हमेशा धनी लोगों द्वारा किए जा रहे दिखावे की तरह नहीं होते, उनमें एक प्रभावी संदेश निहित होता है।
Photo of a female protester holdingup the sign, "just had my first legal sex"

DESIRE AGAINST DESIRE

Post the historic Naz Foundation judgment of the Delhi High Court in July 2009, a prominent English news magazine carried a photograph my friend and activist Anindya Hajra celebrating the decision carrying a placard which read: ‘Just had my first legal sex.’ Needless to say, the placard was being displayed with specific regard to a…
picture of man dressed as superman lying down on a sofa, against a green background

Superman and Blackman: Two Queer Indulgences

#1 My computer desktop features one of the most recognizable icons of 21st century (Western) popular culture: Superman, in his Christopher Reeve avatar. I found it randomly surfing through the Internet and can’t figure out which film this screen-shot is from. What is distinctive about this particular image of the icon of benevolent super-masculinity, is…

Desire Against Desire

Post the historic Naz Foundation judgment of the Delhi High Court in July 2009, a prominent English news magazine carried a photograph my friend and activist Anindya Hajra celebrating the decision carrying a placard which read: ‘Just had my first legal sex.’ Needless to say, the placard was being displayed with specific regard to a…
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