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Alone in her chamber,
Sitting by her wheel,
She made some yarn
From some cotton.

Pulling one string
Entangling with the other,
She tailored me dresses,
For the balls I did not give a care;
Knit me mittens,
For the chipped fingers that hurt;
Made me sweaters,
For the chilly cold winters.

She weaved me a cocoon of love,
And a haven of warmth.
She weaved me happy good nights,
And sleepy sweet dreams.






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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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