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Nov 13, 2019
The Queer Take: Moving past the LGBTQ community's entrenched ageism requires that we first confront itIn this week's 'The Queer Take', Joshua Muyiwa writes: Seeing older gay, bisexual and men fade away into invisiblity makes me hyper aware that there is something to the invincibility I felt in my younger days
Oct 20, 2019
My short, secret career as a writer of erotica: How writing steamy fiction helped me come to terms with my sexualityThe peak of my erotica writing journey happened to intersect with a time when I was strongly questioning my sexuality. For someone who was coming to terms with her attraction to women while still dating a man, erotica became a cathartic canvas for being able to express my desires in a healthy way.
Sep 09, 2019
The Queer Take: Questions straight folks ask LGBTQ people — and what it says of power dynamicOver these many years, as a queer femme person living in this world, I’ve come to understand that the privacy granted to me by the general public is starkly different from the kind granted to other so-called 'normal' people.
Sep 06, 2019
The End of the Affair: Of Kiran Nagarkar, memory, and separating art from the artistOn Thursday night, a little after 11 pm, a colleague texted me the news that Kiran Nagarkar had passed away. After years of this, you react instinctively: Write a short report. Tweet it out. Reach out to your roster of contributors for obituaries, tribute pieces. I did the needful. Then, once the protocol had been followed, the rituals of work completed, I wept.
Jun 08, 2019
Shouldering scars: PTSD can manifest in mystifying ways, as this writer foundMy body is the repository of trauma and pain. I have always known this. In my years of being a writer I have realised that there is nothing better than a poem to explain the role physical ailments play in bringing the residues of that trauma, the pain, into our consciousness.
Apr 02, 2019
Death, be not proud: Finding a philosophy for life in the finality of its ultimate, universal endSome of us are destined to know death more than others.
Jan 25, 2018
Snow Country: Its dazzling beauty blinds; only those who live with it know the ruthlessness of snowWinter sees people flocking to the hills, looking for snow. Lost between the negative press for the Indian summer and the picture-postcard imagery is the reality of snow's ruthlessness to those who must live with it | #FirstCulture
Jan 07, 2018
Notes from a year spent 'discovering myself'; or How much truth is too much truth?From the Buddha to that guy in Into The Wild and an animated horse who lives in Hollywoo, the search for truth has consumed many a fine individual. I was no different, writes Vignesh Raja
Dec 30, 2017
2017: A Year In MusicA soundtrack for the year gone by | #YearInReview | #FirstCulture
Dec 16, 2017
Sexual harassment and me: Reflections on the toxic lens through which men view womenIs the road to sexual harassment paved with (a lot of) unintended sexism?