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Poster for the movie "The Sessions". Rectangluar photos of different characters from the movie are arranged against a background of varying shades of blue rectangles. Source: Creative Commons

Reel Review: Of Sex and Desire: What Mark O’Brien Taught Me

“Today I ask if I’ve found a place among the rest, who studied, read, wrote and passed the test in cap and gown. Today I hope you see a man upon this stage.” In his opening monologue in the film ‘The Sessions’ (2012), Mark O’Brien encapsulates in a single sentence his anxieties, insecurities and latent…
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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