Happy New Year

He stood at the entrance of his room in the hallway, leaning on the door. He looked beautiful. “What are you doing here?” I asked as I walked towards him. My voice echoed in the winter stillness. I enjoy Delhi’s…

Diego

I threw up in the toilet. My heart beat was rising every minute and my stomach was empty. “Not another attack”; I said to myself. I sat in-front of the toilet for the next five minutes. I felt like throwing up…

Aside

Till date, the Indian parliament has passed 15 Private Member’s Bill. The Transgender’s rights bill introduced by MP Trichy Shiva hasn’t made much improvement in the lives of transgender individuals.

On December 18th 2015, Congress MP Dr. Sashi Tharoor tried to introduce a Private Member’s bill to amend Section 377. There was a massive opposition for the bill and many rightfully thought that it was not worthy enough to even discuss about the issue.

Twenty four MPs voted ‘yes’ for the bill, 74 MPs voted ‘no’ and one abstained from voting. Given the current political scenario, one must not be shocked to hear that the bill was not passed.

News is that none of the queer activists in the country have been consulted before drafting the bill. The bill itself was sloppy and had multiple issues. That is a different story. So what we can do now is to engage with Dr. Sashi Tharoor and maybe help him draft a better bill. Also, it is important to identify the other MPs who voted yes and engage with them. These tactical political moves would help us to take the queer movement in India to next level.

Queer and casteist – a follow-up

To take forward the discussion on Queer and Casteist panel discussion that was organised by Queer individuals as part of Chennai Pride month on 27th June 2015, I followed-up with one of our panelists – Christina Thomas Dhanaraj. These questions are based…

someday

someday; years from today on an afternoon; perhaps a dry humid afternoon a busy afternoon you may remember me from nowhere the stark curve on your presentation may remind you of me  

another drunk night

i am here, smoking the brand you smoked to get your scent   i am here, listening to morcheeba hoping that rome will be built someday   i am here, lying on my bed, dreaming dreaming of your kiss that…

i see him in me

i see me in him i tear him as i was torn i use him as i was used i talk no lies, but i hide the truth i see me in him i see him in me, torn and…

A note to Facebook

I notice a few of my friends are forced by Facebook to use their names as in official documents and few of their accounts are temporarily suspended pending verification. I do not use my full name on Facebook for the…

no alcohol 

the shrink said; “no alcohol”. i nodded ~~~ i popped-in a pill, when i started palpitating i popped-in a pill, when i bumped into him in the party i popped-in a pill, when the help didn’t turn up i popped-in…