Yama



Yama is the god of death according to Hindu and Vedic mythology. He is death- personified, and takes or collects the soul from the mortal world. He has been depicted in different form of art- theater, movies, children's tales and paintings. Many interpretations and popular culture has affected the way we view him. My favorite version is the modern uber-cool bored and looking for a bit of fun 'soul-collector' in a Bollywood movie. Hilarious depiction. Different cultures around the world has a God of death but with a different name. I would like to know more about it. :)

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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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