A digital magazine on sexuality 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

gender identity

An illustration of a woman walking on an empty street at night, with a backpack from which a crescent moon and stars are emerging.

The Risks and Gains of Coming In

I had risked so much already, not just by loving another woman, but by acting on my desires. By allowing myself to feel intimacy and connection with another queer person. Despite feeling guilt and shame, this risk had become increasingly vital to take.
A part of the webcomic ‘Closets’

Brushstrokes: Closets

Robot Hugs, in their insightful comic, take on closets as inherently oppressive structures built to uphold what is acceptable and what is not. They subvert the popular notion that coming to terms with and coming out with our queer identity is a one-time event as well as problematise coming out in itself as reinforcing that…
Debanuj Dasgupta sitting on a chair, speaking something. On bottom left of photo is written his name and designation "socialist and activist".

Interview: Debanuj Dasgupta on Immigration Rights

Debanuj DasGupta’s current activism and research travels take him through India, UK and the US focusing on issues of national security, migration, and embodied justice. In this (republished) interview, he chats with TARSHI about the issues of queering immigration.
A self-conscious white woman with her arms crossed uncomfortably, wearing an Indian dress of bright orange-coloured suit with a green khadi jacket.

I Spent a Year in India and I Looked Ridiculous!

Despite the intervention of many well-meaning aunties and friends over cups of chai, I don’t think I was aware of how truly strange, let’s even say ridiculous, I looked at the time. Because although I was wearing kurtis nearly every day, I didn’t really understand the ‘rules’ of wearing kurtis.
Photo of a woman in a pride parade, holding up a small queer pride flag

और जन्म हुआ गज़ल का !

तारशी की ईमैगज़ीन इन प्लेनस्पीक में हम इस महीने ‘बॉडी इमेज’ या शारीरिक छवि पर बात करेंगे। बॉडी इमेज वह है जो व्यक्ति अपने शरीर के बारे में सोचते हैं  - जो इस धारणा (अक्सर समाज द्वारा प्रेरित) पर आधारित है कि उन्हें अपने शरीर के बारे में क्या अच्छा लगता है और क्या नहीं।…