articles by Harish Iyer

Life

Letter to the Subalterns: From one survivor of child sexual abuse to another

This is what every survivor of child sexual abuse wants you to know

Bollywood

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and erectile dysfunction: Why should masculinity be defined by libido?

It is estimated that 320 million men in India could be dealing with erectile dysfunction | Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Life

On Teachers' Day, a thank you note from a gay professor to his students

It's because of my students that I've passed with grace marks in the examination called life, writes Harish Iyer, on Teachers' Day

Life

Toxic parenting: Beating up your child in the name of 'discipline' is not okay

Hey parents, how about using the old art of conversation instead?

Life

My sister's a bi**h, and I love her: Harish Iyer on the bond he shares with his sister

On Raksha Bandhan, Harish Iyer writes of the bond he shares with his sister

Life

Friendship Day: The need to offer a friendly hand to young boys and oppose toxic masculinity

In a world ridden with machismo, it is boys who need a friend to tell them that it is okay to be weak, writes Harish Iyer.

Entertainment

13 Reasons Why has a message about suicide we need to pay attention to

13 Reasons Why shows that people who attempt suicide are sometimes from families like yours and mine

Life

World Environment Day: The need for real change in the age of keyboard warriors and hashtag activism

"Only if we, the keyboard warriors also knew, that posting and hash-tagging is important, but it is only a catalyst to change. Real change is brought about on ground."

Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra meets Narendra Modi: What 'sanskaari' trolls tell us of battle over women's bodies

Priyanka Chopra is the nation's pride. But Priyanka’s body is not national property. Priyanka Chopra’s legs are her legs. Not yours or mine or the nation’s.

Entertainment

Kashish Queer Film Festival 2017: Jim Sarbh, Swara Bhaskar attend closing night; RJ Rohini owns the stage

The closing night of Kashish was attended by Jim Sarbh, Swara Bhaskar, Asif Ali Beg and RJ Rohini.

Entertainment

Kashish Queer Film Festival 2017: Panel of parents discusses acceptance, inclusion and activism

This year's Kashish Queer Film Festival featured a discussion where parents spoke about the need for families to support their LGBTIQ children.

Entertainment

Kashish Queer Film Festival 2017: Day 3 was filled with intrigue and glamour

Here's what happened on the Day 3 of the Kashish Queer Film Festival.

Life

Kashish Queer Film Festival 2017: On Day 2, the hope that love will be put ahead of law

Here are highlights from day two of the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2017

Life

Kashish Queer Film Festival 2017: On opening night, compelling stories and humour

Kashish will more seriously and primarily be seen as a socially conscious film festival rather than one of the tools for community mobilisation and advocacy

World

Chechnya is persecuting its gays: Here's what we can do to rise up against it

"Let’s work on something more constructive, like freeing those who are tangled in the web of deceit in Chechnya." - Harish Iyer

Bollywood

Ram Gopal Varma, your calling Tiger Shroff 'transgender' is a compliment of the highest sort

Dear Ram Gopal Varma, I am writing to appreciate you in calling Tiger Shroff a transgender: Read equal rights activist Harish Iyer's open letter

Politics

Expect the unexpected post UP elections: What BJP got right, Congress-SP-BSP got wrong

We are all learning the hard way that when it comes to politics one must expect the unexpected.

Entertainment

Badrinath Ki Dulhania: Alia Bhatt, how could you laugh at a male molestation scene?

Why is it so difficult for you to fathom, Alia Bhatt, that it is not okay to laugh at a man who has been molested?

Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut takes on the world; will she rise to Meryl Streep's level one day?

Let’s celebrate the fact that a girl from the valley can rule the most celebrated industry in the world.

Bollywood

Karan Johar, why blame Kangana Ranaut? Haven't you also played the 'victim card' often?

Dear Karan Johar, this letter is going to be long and sour. Hope you read it.