A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Raj Kapoor

Poster of the film 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram', showing a man dressed in a red shirt caressing a woman dressed in a blouse and lehenga that exposes her midriff

राज कपूर की सत्यम शिवम् सुन्दरम में आकांक्षाएँ और समझौते

सयद साद अहमद द्वारा लिखित “हम क्या वास्तव में सच जानना चाहते हैं? सत्य की क्या आवश्यकता है? उसके बदले में झूठ क्यों नहीं? अनिश्चितता? अज्ञानता?...कोई वचन झूठ हो, ज़रूरी नहीं वो गलत हो...हमें ये देखना है कि वो कितनी ज़रूरी हैं हमारी ज़िन्दगी में...मनुष्यों का ऐसा झुकाव है कि बड़े से बड़ा झूठ हमारे…
A small white flower on a bottom right corner of an otherwise completely black picture with a black-background.

The Editorial: Fantasy and Sexuality

Fantasy is make-believe. We make something up and then we believe it in order to make it exist. However, in some contexts, the make-believe is relegated to the realm of mere 'play’ (as opposed to the ‘real’), but there’s no denying that make-believing is a crux of human civilisation – children naturally play make-believe games that steer them in their growth, adults use the hypothetical in their thought to make everyday decisions, and both children and adults rely on fantastical stories and myths to construct a common meaning that contributes to creating the world as we know it.
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