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Transnational South Asian Sexualities: Drag and Performance in London

I first encountered drag in Bollywood films in the late 90’s (Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Dulhan Hum Le jayenge etc). At that point I...
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Police Brutality from Margins to Centre

November 26, 2010. It was Amir’s birthday, an annual function that is celebrated by most Eunuchs. The police illegally raided the occasion based on...
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Of Balls, Testosterone and Pappus: Love in Odd Places

Education at cadet colleges often comes off as insentient and inanimate; snubbing and rebuffing all human emotions. However, standing alongside roads in apparent bliss,...
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Hero

I read the news about judgement in Mukhtaran Mai’s case with the same horror and disappointment that many in Pakistan felt and expressed. It...
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“Eunuchs” and Rights

The Petition Under the aegis of his organization the Insaan Welfare Trust, Mr. Aslam Khadi, advocate, filed a constitutional petition (Consititutional Petition no. 63/2009)...
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Broken Nets

Today I cast my net in lonely red waters. The red river looks redder today and the fish is scarce. Everyone else is fishing...
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Can We Be Sexually Diverse in Bangladesh?

Define yourself sexually. Pinpoint the first time you became aware of your sexual organs. Share when you became cognisant of being a different gender...