Showing posts from June, 2012
To my dear old lost umbrella, Wherever you are, come back to me I miss you and I need you Monsoon has yet again arrived… With its rains, showers, drops and drizzles You left me last monsoon And went on in your own journey Now its high time Please retrace your steps and return to me I miss your pink and violet bobby dots I miss your companion While walking in the rain Don’t you miss me too? Remember how we used to walk home Under the drenched gulmohar trees You are a treasure to me dear Please come back soon I’ll be waiting……….

Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  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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