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एक पुराना प्रश्न जो आज भी महत्वपूर्ण है

निष्कर्ष के रूप में - आनंद और जोखिम के बारे में विचार उन तरीकों के लिए महत्वपूर्ण हैं जिनमें जेंडर और यौनिकता सार्वजनिक और निजी स्थान के बारे में विचारों के साथ अन्तःक्रिया करते हैं। हालाँकि इनमें से कुछ प्रश्न पुराने लगते हैं, सार्वजनिक स्थलों पर प्रतिस्पर्धा के दावों पर सार्वजनिक बहस में नए सिरे से जारी रहते हैं। सार्वजनिक और निजी स्थानों के बारे में विचार उन तरीकों को भी फटकारते हैं जिनमें जाति और वर्ग सम्मान के बारे में विचारों को आकार देते हैं, इस प्रकार कुछ स्थानों को 'सुरक्षित' और दूसरों को 'जोखिम भरे' के रूप में चिह्नित करते हैं।
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Loitering Online: Conditions of Possibility

To claim the public then in arbitrary, messy and oppositional ways, whether on the streets or online is to challenge the neoliberal impulse which is located in the creation of order. To create place, to stake claim, thwarts the desires for the sanitised neoliberal city and is a politics.
A ball made of delicate white threads is lightened up.
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Editorial: Freedom and Sexuality

Freedom and sexuality – it sounds so liberating to some. But to some others, freedom is the spark that can light the powder keg of sexuality. And that is why the sexual freedoms we have are so precious. In Freedom and an F word, Radhika Chandiramani brings us face to face with a thought that…
Couples sitting and kissing by a beach-side of an industrailised smoggy area, with palm trees and its' leaves waving in a strong wind.

Brushtrokes: Queering Bombay’s Public Spaces

This article/photo essay was originally published in Gaysi Family. In a society that heavily restricts expressions of sexuality, openly asserting your queerness is a difficult and important act. In an effort to push back against the erasure of queer people from Indian public spaces, photographer Sana Javeri Kadri has created a photo essay of queer…
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Loitering while Female…

When one travels as a woman or indeed as someone who is not an upper caste, middle or upper class, Hindu, heterosexual, able-bodied, young male, one has to be just that little bit more careful because one is marked, by one’s location at some margin or the other, sometime multiple margins intersecting with each other…
A woman dressed in a black sweater and a green hijab, wearing dark-rimmed glasses

Brushstrokes: Featuring Humans of New York

These are photographs from the now famous collection Humans of New York. Photographer Brandon Staunton has been navigating the city with his camera and has taken 50,000 portraits and written over 50 stories. We feature a few portraits that show children, men and women speaking of relationships, their dislocation, of sexual health, of sexuality, of…
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