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Monthly hiccups

A Netflix documentary nominated for the Oscars recorded the attitudes of Hapur girls, among others, towards menstruation “We feel shy, we can’t say it.” This…

Wedded to comedy

Amit Tandon, commonly known as ‘The married guy’, gives us an insight into the comedy scene in and around India Around six years ago, Amit…

Homing in on security

Many Russian girls come to Delhi on tourist visas to earn a living, find a partner and a secure family environment. Here is a look…

Misogynist teacher

Students are protesting against Jamia’s Fine Arts Department head and demanding his removal In the session of 2016-17 when I first saw Mr Hafeez Ahmad…

In search of nirvana

The holy Kumbh Mela offers an intense experience, with sages and saints who have relinquished the world — some even clothing — in the quest…

In a Dark tunnel

Nigerians lead an oppressed life in ghetto-like hidden pockets in the city. They have strong solidarity and are fairly resilient in the face of adversity…

In search of glitter

How does one ‘look gay’ or not ‘look gay’? Can a person’s dress sense determine their sexuality? “But you don’t look gay, dude” or “I…

Rural playboys

Folks of Prempura village discuss their sex life and sexuality. There seems to be an air of denial, for they call homosexuality a ‘playful act’…