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March 28, 2022

Who’s Afraid of Vrinda Woolwalla?

Text by Harsh Aditya Images by Naveed Hussain

The ever-present questions about love and heartbreak confront three college-age friends catching up in a Kolkata cafe as the presence of Virginia Woolf looms large in this semi-autobiographical vignette
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March 17, 2022

Badhaai Do has brought up a familiar discourse around non-heterosexual narratives in mainstream Hindi cinema with its portrayal of a lavender marriage between a gay cop and a lesbian PT Teacher. Madhavi Menon, professor of English at Ashoka University and author of The Law of Desire: Rulings on Sex and Sexuality in India, speaks to J. Shruti about reading queerness into Indian films, and why she is suspicious of mainstream queer representation
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Douglas Stuart, mother-son relationship, Online Exclusive, parental love, poverty, queerness, Read. Review. Repeat, Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart’s Booker-shortlisted debut novel tells a heart-aching story about the search for sexual identity amid parental dysfunction
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