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Let’s Talk About 377 | Popular Culture is Changing How India Views Homosexuality

When Deepa Mehta’s Fire came out in 1996, violent protests roiled India over the depiction of romance between two female leads. There is no homosexuality in India, demonstrators declared while burning effigies in the Capital. In contrast, when Margarita With A Straw came out in 2014, it received accolades for its sensitive portrayal of queer desire in a woman with disability.
a bunch of women stand defiantly

हँसे या न हँसे?

"अगर आप उसपर हँस सकते हैं तो सब कुछ मज़ाकिया है।" - लुईस कैरोल लुईस कैरोल को अधिकार-आधारित परिप्रेक्ष्य वाला माना जा सकता है क्योंकि वह हर किसी की हँसने की ताकत (एजेंसी) की पुष्टि करते हैं। लेकिन, हर किसी को हर बात मज़ाकिया नहीं लगती है, और ये हमें मानहानि के दावों की बढ़ती…
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