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Travel and Sexuality

Wall graffiti showing a plus-sized woman dressed in a lehenga on a motorbike

शहरी सार्वजनिक स्थानों में आनंद के लिए विवाद – भाग २ II

शहरों में सार्वजनिक स्थानों पर अपनी मौजूदगी दर्ज करने के नारीवादी प्रयासों में वर्ग के आधार पर विभाजन को समझने के लिए हमें पहले यह जानना होगा कि किस तरह शहरों में सार्वजनिक स्थान लगातार कम हो रहे हैं और इनके लिए प्रतिस्पर्धा बढ़ती जा रही है।

Editorial: Travel and Sexuality

Travel for those who have been deprived of freedom means even more. These are the ones you find in Antarctica. – Werner Herzog Just like sexuality and its manifestations, travel can be construed in so many ways – from one part of the world to another, from sky to ocean, from room to room, travel within a city, between point and point, states…
Feminism in India founder Japleen Pasricha lying under the sun on grass. She is smiling, wearing goggles, earrings, necklace, and a tank top.

TRAVELLING SOLO IN INDIA

They say the world is a book and those who do not travel only read a page. I had a very un-travel-ish childhood. Like every other middle-class Indian family, my parents did not believe in travelling or even holidaying for that matter. The only vacation we used to take as an annual trip was to visit my maternal grandparents who thankfully lived in Dehradun – away from bad and polluted Delhi (my hometown).
Painting of a woman standing free and elegantly on top of a moving bus, at sunset. Her hair flows back and one arm and leg are raised up in a graceful motion. From her hair flows bright pink and white glitter,

Issue In Focus: A Travelling Sexuality

Travel and sexuality throws up different thoughts and feelings for us all. For me, it threw up the term travelling sexuality. I like it. Travelling sexuality. It sounds exotic or intellectual, adventurous, dangerous, depending on who you are and how you live life. A travelling sexuality could describe the way we evolve as sexual beings, shifting and changing identities.
A diagram of the female reproductive organs against a blue backdrop

Abortion ‘Vacations’ and Other Complications – I

If I had a dollar every time I heard an opponent of abortion rights say something like “If you remove the option for abortions, women will stop getting them,” it’s safe to say I would go up a tax bracket or two. In many places today, Global South or North, I would need all of those dollars in order to travel a considerable distance for an abortion that may neither be legal nor safe.
The staging of a Ramleela performance, with actors dressed in costumes representing mythological figures

The Magic of Travel

When the opportunity to work on a documentary film shoot about mapping Ramleela (a dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Ram(a), an avatar of Hindu god Vishnu, and his wife Sita, an avatar of goddess Lakshmi) performance traditions across the state of Orissa presented itself, I had three thoughts in my head.
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