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"Consent is" and then an illustrated white key on a black background. The message is "consent is key".

काश उसने मेरी ‘ना’ का मान रखा होता

यह लेख तारशी के #TalkSexuality अभियान का हिस्सा है गुमनाम लेखक द्वारा प्रस्तुत मैं एक दोस्त के ज़रिए इस लड़के से मिली और हमारे बीच अच्छी जमने लगी। हमने एक दूसरे के फ़ोन नंबर लिए और अगले कुछ दिनों तक बातें करते रहे और इश्कबाज़ी (फ़्लर्ट) करते रहे। अगली बार हम एक क्लब में एक…
In Plainspeak English Audit In Plainspeak English Audit 100% 10 Posters reading "Teach safe touch" in black, bold, and caps. Screen reader support enabled. Posters reading "Teach safe touch" in black, bold, and caps.

एक परिवार में सालों तक चलता यौन शोषण, सामूहिक असहजता, और एक अंत: यही है मेरी कहानी

यह लेख तारशी के #TalkSexuality अभियान का हिस्सा है पिछले साल अगस्त में मेरे दादाजी का निधन हो गया। इस संभावित परिणाम के आखिरकार वास्तविकता में बदलने पर अचंभित सी हो गई थी मैं; एक अंत, जिसका इंतज़ार मेरे परिवार का हर एक सदस्य कर रहा था। नवम्बर २०१३ में, आखिरकार मैं दिल्ली पुलिस को…
A fogged glass window with the word 'Delhi' outlined in it

Sex, the City and Hypocrisy

India is home to a whopping 17.5% of the total world population. Half of this population is its women. No, correction, less than half, courtesy the disproportionate sex ratio. There are many factors that bring so many different people together but it is shameful that of all these things, it is hypocrisy and generalised misogyny that…
Representation of "Consent is key". The words "consent is" are written, followed by an image of a key. The words and the image is in white on a black background.

I Wish He Had Respected My ‘No’ In The First Place

This post is part of TARSHI's #TalkSexuality campaign on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz. The author chose to remain anonymous. I met this guy through a friend and we hit it off well. Numbers were exchanged and we chatted and flirted for the next few days. Next we met at a party in a club. I was drinking,…
An illustration of two hands holding each other

यौनिक सम्बन्धों में चयन का अधिकार

आली द्वारा प्रकाशित आली द्वारा 6 राज्यों में (जिसमें उ.प्र., म.प्र., हरियाणा, महाराष्ट्र, पश्चिम बंगाल व केरल शामिल हैं) इस विषय पर किए गए एक अध्ययन , से यह निकल कर आया कि इन सभी राज्यों की क्षेत्रीय एवं सांस्कृतिक विविधताओं के बावजूद इन सभी राज्यों में औरतों के यौनिक रिश्तों में चयन के अधिकार का…
A drop of water falls on a water body. A silhoutted figure in black-and-white is seen in the background.

Consent and violation

I was in standard 9th. She was our new Political Science teacher. Our entire class adored her; after all, she was one of the most frank teachers we had. I and two of my female friends were quite close to her. We would make sure we occupied the first bench. Our teacher exchanged numbers with…
A photo of a landscape, with a river floating by and mountains in the background. The clouds overhead are clear against the blue sky, and a flock of birds are seen flying, one of them ducking down close to the water.

I Column: I Can See Clearly Now

I knew that I was gay since time knows when. The society made me know. Be it my friend's snarky remarks or my family’s excessive 'concern.' Everyone had their own way of amplifying my ambiguity. Being born and brought up in the city of Delhi, had its pros but cons as well. It wasn’t until…
A still from the song "Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai" - a person wearing white bangles and an orange lehenga is dancing, with background dancers wearing brown lehengas in the back. An orange dupatta covers the person's head.

Choli Ke Peeche

Introduction: In 1993, a huge debate was triggered by the song 'choli ke peechhe kya hai' from the film Khalnayak. The controversy around the central lyrics of the song translating to ‘what’s behind the blouse'  throws light on the ways in which censorship works to curtail the scope for sexual rights. While for many the…
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