A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Interview

Interviews
An analytical interview with an expert on a particular topic as it relates to sexuality in the region.
Format: Q & A – written, video as well as podcasts (< 20 mins)

Pawan Dhall

Interview: Pawan Dhall on his own journey of building communities – Part 1

In this issue of In Plainspeak, we interview Pawan Dhall, Founding Trustee of Varta Trust, queer activist, writer and social researcher. He is also the editor of the Varta webzine, promoting and sustaining dialogue on gender and sexuality, across diverse groups of people. As Pawan says, “We are all strung together on a spectrum of gender and sexuality, and we don’t have to be fixed at a single point on the spectrum throughout our lives.”
A Conversation on the Personal and the Political with Queer Feminists Rituparna Borah and Jaya Sharma

Interview: A Conversation on the Personal and the Political with Queer Feminists Rituparna Borah and Jaya Sharma

Delhi-based queer feminist activists Rituparna Borah and Jaya Sharma recorded a conversation they had about their views around marriage. While both women maintain their stances of critique towards the institution of marriage, what they agree upon and investigate as their chat progresses is that marriage has a pull that even its staunchest opponents will have to acknowledge and attempt to understand.
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