Freedom to Love

Do you see this advertisement? How do you feel? Feeling weird? Well, I did too. However when I dug deeper, I found out this is not that unusual in India. Parents resort to “Corrective rapes” “Conversion Therapy” 1 to “Straighten” their gay kids. Even honor killing at times. In the movie “UNFREEDOM” directed by Raj Amit Kumar, a similar sequence …

Let’s Open the Doors: Sexuality and Disability

Attending the panel discussion on “disability and sexuality” was an eye opener for me. I am really thankful to TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues – www.tarshi.net ) for organizing this seminar and Beyond Eye for giving me an opportunity to attend this seminar. The speakers Nandini Rao, Renu Addhlakha and Merry Barua shared their personal stories which …

Gender Roles in Indian Education System

Teacher, Engineer, Chef, Doctor, Inspector. What image comes to your mind first when you hear these words? Hearing a teacher, probably the first image that comes to your mind would be a FEMALE standing near a blackboard, or for engineer, a MAN standing near a construction site. Our primary socialization is guilty of shaping such views. Education and learning are …