Banning India’s Daughter

The 16th of December 2012 has left an indelible mark in the Indian Psyche for one reason – The rape and murder of Jyothi Singh, a medical student who was six months away from graduating as a Doctor.Her parents had sold their ancestral land to send their only daughter to medical college. It was still…

The dreams I dream

Dreams are inexplicable animals. They have a way of affecting us, like few things can. They make sense only to us. Asleep, we are defenseless. The normal barriers that we erect around us, the rationalizations that keep us sane, collapse, come nightfall. Being a part of civilization requires compromises on a daily basis. We play…

Homosexuality banned in India – Paradoxical judgment from the land of Kamasutra

विकृतिः एवम्‌ प्रकृतिः (What is unnatural is also natural) Scultptures in a temple in Khajuraho. Notice the depictions of lesbian encounters? In a verdict that had the potential to send the right message to the world at large, High Court in India passed a law in 2009 that decriminalized homosexuality. Sex between consenting homosexual partners…