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Painting of crows attacking red-coloured grass.

Bandar Aur Insaan Reloaded

Last year, I received a research fellowship from the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) and the Ford Foundation. Through this fellowship, I conducted a yearlong qualitative study of the experiences of queer students during their school life in India. The word ‘queer’ as you may know, includes but is…
A black-and-white photo of a hand resting by an elbow, holding a cigarette. The nails are painted in a dark solid colour.

Voices: Unscripted

She leans over casually, across me, and rummages in her bag for a moment. I push away the spark of hope that had crept over me when she turned towards me. My heart sinks even further when I realise what she's pulled out - a cigarette. As she casually holds one end to her lips…
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