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Ayushmann Khurrana has become the face of everything 'offbeat' and that's a lot of burden for one actor to bear
Entertainment

Ayushmann Khurrana has become the face of everything 'offbeat' and that's a lot of burden for one actor to bear

Poor Ayushmann Khurrana. It’s hard work being the only woke actor being around, the one who can do no wrong.

Facing the Mirror: 20 years after the lesbian anthology was first published, it remains a riveting read
Life

Facing the Mirror: 20 years after the lesbian anthology was first published, it remains a riveting read

Facing the Mirror takes us back in time to give us an unfiltered part of lesbian history, with some of the earliest articulations of lesbian experience in independent India.

Supreme Court scraps Section 377: Verdict celebrated across India, with rainbow hues and hugs
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Supreme Court scraps Section 377: Verdict celebrated across India, with rainbow hues and hugs

Here's a look at some of the quirky ways in which queer Indians and their allies celebrated the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on Section 377

Photographer Vincent Dolman addresses rigid views of masculinity through images of Indian men holding hands
Life

Photographer Vincent Dolman addresses rigid views of masculinity through images of Indian men holding hands

The men in Dolman’s photos are largely young and exuberant, unsealed by perception around them. Also, as Dolman points out, it is starkly different from the sexual context of touch in the west.

70 years of India's Independence: Kashmir unrest, hostile neighbours, intolerance give little cause for cheer
India

70 years of India's Independence: Kashmir unrest, hostile neighbours, intolerance give little cause for cheer

The growing list of problems, despite seven decades of freedom, don't leave much to cheer about on Independence Day on 15 August

Article 377 ruling: SC agrees to hear curative plea on homosexuality
India

Article 377 ruling: SC agrees to hear curative plea on homosexuality

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear in open court curative plea of gay rights activists against its order of criminalising gay sex, giving a ray of hope to LGBT community that the controversial verdict may be reconsidered and modified.

Arrest same sex companions of US diplomats: BJP's Yashwant Sinha
India

Arrest same sex companions of US diplomats: BJP's Yashwant Sinha

Following the diplomatic row after Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was publicly arrested in New York, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday remarked that the Centre must arrest US diplomats who have same sex partners.

Supreme Court verdict on 377 violates human rights, says AAP
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Supreme Court verdict on 377 violates human rights, says AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party issued a statement today condemning the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a Delhi High Court order which had declared section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional, thereby decriminalizing homosexuality.

US opposes Supreme Court verdict criminalising gay sex
World

US opposes Supreme Court verdict criminalising gay sex

Expressing concern over the Indian Supreme Court verdict which ruled that gay sex is illegal, the US has said that it is opposed to any action that criminalise consensual same sex between two adults.

SC ruling on 377: It makes office a nightmare for queers
Life

SC ruling on 377: It makes office a nightmare for queers

It doesn't worry me that the SC verdict might see me in jail some day. It makes me angry that it asks me not to be myself for a greater part of the day, every day I live. How is that fair?

SC verdict on 377: Will government take the legislative rule?
India

SC verdict on 377: Will government take the legislative rule?

"It is the prerogative of the Supreme Court under the Constitution to test the constitutionality of a law. They are exercising their prerogative. We have the prerogative to make laws. We shall exercise our prerogative," Law Minister Kapil Sibal said.

SC ruling on Section 377: Angry petitioners call it a 'black day'
Life

SC ruling on Section 377: Angry petitioners call it a 'black day'

The Supreme Court's unexpected judgment overturning the 2009 Delhi High court verdict that de-criminalised homosexuality has led to an outburst of deeply emotional reactions from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) community.

SC says gay sex illegal, MPs across parties disagree
Politics

SC says gay sex illegal, MPs across parties disagree

"I am not in agreement with the Supreme Court decision. The HC court decision was a well thought and scientific one. The apex court can reverse lower court decision but I do not think this decision is a better one," JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said outside Parliament.

SC verdict on 377 tells gays to 'Go in a closet and die': activists
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SC verdict on 377 tells gays to 'Go in a closet and die': activists

GS Singhvi ruled that the courts do not have the the appropriate authority to strike down the section 377 which criminalises homosexual acts and that it was the parliament which has to legislate upon the matter.