A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Vani Viswanathan

A photograph of Kaathala Kaathala , where the man wearing a heavily dressed head gearis trying to grope a woman from behond, while the woman is trying to get rid of his hold. She is also dressed in saree and a heavy head gear. Screen reader support enabled. A photograph of Kaathala Kaathala , where the man wearing a heavily dressed head gearis trying to grope a woman from behond, while the woman is trying to get rid of his hold. She is also dressed in saree and a heavy head gear.

Issue in Focus: Money, Money, Money – Must be Funny

A few days ago, we were doing a self-reflective exercise at work on what gives us power, how we demonstrate power, and what (or who) has power over us. Surprisingly, but not much, I found money featuring across the board for me: be it through financial independence or financial constraints. Power, as exercised by me or as exercised over me, has been intricately tied with my sexuality – ranging from job options to travel decisions to reproductive choices – and money seemed to lord over it all. It wasn’t the only lord, but it was quite a powerful lord.
Selfie by a woman showing her striped, bright-coloured top, blue capri, and black and white sneakers.

Ah, the Seductive Lure of Instagram! #OutfitOfTheDay

Personally, I don’t know if it’s because of how Instagram has evolved, or the people using it, or, well, me. Among its most wonderful sights – jaw-dropping beautiful travel destinations; delicious-looking home-cooked South Indian food neatly arranged on a stainless steel plate; doodles and handicraft – what I love about the platform is watching people, mostly women, dressed up.
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