It is Time To Stand Up and Stand Tall for the Indian LGBT Community

In 2008 I wrote for then popular collaborative blog,, that the only way for LGBT community to assert their identity and gain recognition is by coming out in large number, show their strength. In July 2009 in an historic judgment Delhi High Court struck down Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, known as the [...]


Feminist Film Review – Tanu Weds Manu Returns

I am here with another review in my series of Feminist Film Reviews. A shorter and proofread version of this review was first published on Women's Web. Besides the feminist perspective there were a few other interesting observations about the film, which I didn't include in the former are given here. People ask me are [...]

Pre marital sex with promise of marriage – Delhi high court calls it rape

DNA Reports: The Delhi high court on Monday held that sex without marriage amounted to rape The court rejected pre-arrest bail to a man who repeatedly had sex with a woman but refused to marry her even after their engagement. The woman stayed with her fiancé, Nikhil Prasar, in Mumbai for a few days, “where [...]

Nationwide Queer Pride March: An Historical event

Last week I wrote a piece on how its time for the queer people to stand up, stand tall and assert their rights. In this context the queer activism in India just witnessed a landmark event, the first ever nation wide Queer Pride March was concluded on Sunday, 29th June 2008. Thousands of gay, lesbians, [...]

Good truth v Bad truth: A case of incestuous relationship between Josef Fritzl and his daughter

A horror house, a dungeon with secret chambers, where lived in captivity a family for 24 long years. A tender girl child of 18 year was lured in there on a casual pretext of carrying some stuff, then she was imprisoned leashed, handcuffed, raped and impregnated for 6 times over a period of 24 years. [...]