A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Video Page

Video Page – a collection of video interviews, short documentaries or thematic short films. Word Limit: The video should be accompanied by a short note of 80 – 100 words describing the context – Word document (.doc or .docx); Times New Roman 12-point, single-spaced Format: Video – mpeg/mp4 format Email: blogeditor@tarshi.net

risky business: picture of a mother with her two daughters

Video Page: Risky Business

In a society where the very pursuit of erotic pleasure is often stigmatised, when sexual desires are often seen through the narrow lenses of penetrative sex and as means for reproduction, it is considered radical for an older woman who is already the mother of adult children to seek pleasure.
A still from the video which says 'intersectionality'

Video Page: What is Intersectionality?

If feminism is about fighting for equality, then how can we ensure that our feminism is truly inclusive and equal? Does it feature only a certain kind of voice or experience, and not take into account the multiple axes of oppression that another group of people may face?
The title card of the video, "what is the point of spirituality?"

Video: What Is the Point of Spirituality?

Spirituality often means different things to different people – some may dismiss it, some may link it to faith or religion, while some may simply experience it as a personal moment of connection. And spirituality is just that, a moment in which one feels ‘beyond’ oneself.
cover image for 'moustaches unlimited'

Video Page: Moustaches Unlimited

Is a moustache synonymous with the socially established understanding of what makes a ‘man’, is it what marks the degree of manliness, or rather, the degree of male privilege, and is it something that defines the kind of relationships men share with each other?
Still from short film, "The Embrace"

Video Page: The Embrace

An Indian joint family shares spaces where lives and narratives overlap and privacy is stymied. Acts of intimacy, pleasure, and sexual exploration become difficult to pursue, and both privacy and sexual fulfillment become a much sought-after luxury.
A still from the film 'Oruvannukku Oruththi'

Short Film: Oruvannukku Oruththi? (A Man For a Woman?)

Our sexuality is often in flux – being manoeuvred (sometimes in ways we cannot control) by the crashing waves of societal expectations, circumstances, and our own choices and experiences. But the world continues to uphold a fixed, rigid idea of sexuality, and continues to confine us within this idea, and therein lies the conflict.
Still from the movie, 'Chutney'

Video Page: Chutney

What follows, in the short film Chutney, is a conversation – full of eerie, evocative storytelling – which not just sheds light on the class hierarchies in the middle to upper-middle class Indian household, but also the anxieties surrounding sexuality and sexual repression within it.
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