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Through the looking glass

Morbid thoughts and terrifying speculations Filled the mind till the far horizons. The mundane world whispered to me That life, lying embedded in dark silhouette. Painful thoughts of leaving home Fear of the far-off place, so unknown Some eerie enigma Hovered over the kingdom of my mind. Pensive mood thrust with piercing melancholy Light wings of hope, of ambition Helped me fly to the extreme pinnacle And shimmering lights brought excitement. Sober reflections of the bygone days Deep quite contemplations of life’s alleyways I left behind sweet home, all joy and mirth For the soaring heights and that glory. Yards and yards did I leave behind With a strong will but stressful mind…. Destination’s still yards afar… But I would return soon, sure With success, achievement and fulfilled desires Through the same door That I left ajar.

Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

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  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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