A digital magazine on sexuality, based in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame

Author: Deepa Ranganathan

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Caring and care-giving

Just as capitalism has learned how to co-opt feminism into its model, it has done the same to ‘wellness’, so much so it has become an industry of its own. Mental wellbeing, no matter how necessary and important it is, remains a luxury with more than half of our country either unaware of available mental health resources or not in a position to even afford therapy.
एक झील के किनारे हरे रंग की घास पर भूरे सफ़ेद रंग की चार बत्तके है जिनमे से तीन बत्तके अपनी चोंच से खुद को सेहला रही है

खुद से मोहब्बत करो

यह सही है कि खुद के व्यक्तित्व को सँवारने के लिए हम जो कुछ भी कोशिशें करते हैं, उन पर बहुत हद तक हमारे सामाजिक वर्ग, जाति, धर्म, यौनिकता के रुझानों और दूसरे कई कारक प्रभाव डालते हैं।

खुद से तो रोमांस कर लो

पिछले कुछ समय से, मैं स्वयं की देखभाल के बारे में बहुत नियमित और अनुशासित रही हूँ और यह सुनिश्चित कर रही हूँ कि मैं अपनी दिनचर्या में इसके लिए अलग से समय रखूँ। मेरे कैलेंडर पर अलग-अलग तरीकों से खुद का ख्याल रखने का रिमाइंडर मुझे इसकी याद दिलाता रहता है। कभी-कभी, यह मुझे…
Romance Yourself

Romance Your Damn Self*

An experimental haircut, trying on a new pair of earrings, a bright lip colour, or even wearing a skirt when your legs aren't waxed and walking confidently down the street: these are revolutionary acts of self-care and self-love.
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अविवाहित महिला के अनेक संघर्ष

दीपा रंगनाथन द्वारा मैं एक २६ वर्षीय महिला हूँ। क्या इसमें कुछ भी अद्भुत है? शायद नहीं। पर २६ वर्ष की परिपक्व उम्र में एक महिला के रूप में एकल एवं अविवाहित होना निश्चित रूप से एक अद्भुत बात है। यह वो उम्र है जहाँ महिला अपने 'उत्कृष्ट समय' को पीछे छोड़ चुकी होती हैं।…
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The struggles of being an unmarried woman

I am a 26-year-old woman. Is there anything extraordinary about it? Maybe not. But there is certainly something extraordinary in being single and unmarried as a woman at the ‘ripe age’ of 26. It is an age where a woman is way ‘past her prime’. An age when her biological clock (read:a socially constructed, metaphysical,…
Book cover. Painting of the back of a woman, naked. Over it is written in blue and cursive, "blue". Below it in white, "the tranquebar book of erotic stories from Sri Lanka".

Hunting and Devouring Erotica

When I was working on finalising my dissertation topic during my Masters, I was quite apprehensive about what I would choose. I knew that the topic I was about to choose would eventually be something that I would be voluntarily giving two years of my life to. It had to be exciting, interesting, and maybe…