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Poster of the movie Nagarkirtan. A woman with short hair is leaning her chin on the shoulders of a man who is playing a flute. The name of the movie is written in Bengali, followed by its translation in English that reads “The Eunuch and The Flute Player”. Below it is the text that reads, “A Film by Kaushik Ganguly”, following which is a list of awards won by the movie at the 2018 National Awards.

Locating the ‘Nagar’ in ‘Nagarkirtan’: Identifying the feeling of socio-sexual rootlessness in the Transgender community

The plot of the movie narrates the tale of the love that grows between two people who are struggling to survive in a world of rootlessness and are continuing to make a cosy home for themselves. The love between Madhu, who works as a food delivery boy, and Puti, who survives by singing at traffic signals, blossoms while they cross paths everyday at the traffic signal and the look that they exchange appears to us as if each of them is trying to find a home in the other.
एक बच्ची (जिसकी पीठ और बाल दिख रखे है) पानी के झरने की और देख रही है, झरने क आस-पास हरियाली और पहाड़ है। बच्ची के बाल कंधे तक है और उसने हलके भूरे रंग की कमीज़ पहनी है

अरुवि: घर और ‘मासूमियत’ पर सवालात

समय के साथ-साथ अब मैं जान चुकी हूँ कि उनके इस उलाहने में ‘घर’ का मतलब सिर्फ वो जगह नहीं है जहां मेरे माता-पिता रहते हैं, बल्कि इसका मतलब उन सभी व्यवहारों और मान्यताओं से है जिनकी अक्सर माता-पिता अपने बच्चों से उम्मीद करते हैं।
A still from the Netflix series Jeffery Epstein – Filthy Rich

Dismantling a sex-trafficking pyramid

Every Friday my organisation Red Dot Foundation hosts a SafeCircle, an online space for listening and for sharing experiences of sexual violence. Last Friday, as we were sharing stories, it suddenly dawned on me that many of us were still traumatised by some of the relationships and experiences we had when we were between 16…
A still from the film What Will People Say?

Shame, shame!

I discovered the movie What Will People Say? while browsing Netflix. Growing up in a society in which people are obsessed with everyone else’s opinion (except their own, perhaps), the name of the film caught my attention. Directed by Iram Haq and set in present-day Norway and Pakistan, the film is about Nisha, the teenaged…

मर्दानगी के सामाजिक आधार

मर्दानगी के निर्माण में शर्मिंदगी की भूमिका, और नायक के खुद के विकास के लिए आत्मविश्वास और क्षमता पर इसका प्रभाव, विशेष रूप से उनके प्रारंभिक वर्षों में, खूबसूरती से सामने लाया गया है।
A still from the film 'portrait of a lady on fire'

Not Just A Portrait Of A Lady On Fire…

As the fire rages on and licks of flames get higher and higher, the burning desire, tension and sexual chemistry between the two rises to a crescendo. Heloise gets so consumed that a part of her dress catches fire, but it is quickly put out by the other women present there.
a still from unbelievable

Review: Unbelievable

I believe that such mini-series as “Unbelievable” will help people have a better understanding of what women go through when they experience a horrific incident like rape or sexual assault.
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