Love in Polychrome…

Love in Polychrome…

On that breezy winter morning, I was sitting outside a local chai cafe, sniffling away alone, trying to hide the tears running down my sun-kissed, dried cheeks. I was devastated after the most recent spat I had with my partner. Spat was too mild a word for what had just happened between us. Our fights [...]

Girl inside a boy: Kamalini Natesan on Raising a Child with Gender Dysphoria

Girl inside a boy: Kamalini Natesan on Raising a Child with Gender Dysphoria

Richard Bach once said, ‘I do not enjoy writing at all. If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won’t even reach for a pencil.’ Yesterday I understood what he meant. I took this interview in the morning and [...]

Growing Up As A Girl Trapped Inside A Boy’s Body Was Not Easy: Gazal Dhaliwal

Growing Up As A Girl Trapped Inside A Boy’s Body Was Not Easy: Gazal Dhaliwal

Gazal Dhaliwal’s journey from being a small town girl in Patiala to a celebrity screenplay writer is nothing short of inspiring. The woman behind the screenplay of the recently released Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga was born a boy. Till the age of 25, she had to live the life of a lie. Each day, [...]

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga – Breaking Stereotypes all the way

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga –  Breaking Stereotypes all the way

Did I just watch this? Has Bollywood truly come of age? Can a movie be made where I am hitting my head with my hand thinking how could they think of this? Why didn’t I first? Where I am physically in pain when the female lead actor in the movie cries? So much so that [...]

Rainbow Outside The Window…

Rainbow Outside The Window…

Suhana could hear her heart thumping in her chest… she was almost nauseous with anxiety. Her thoughts drifted back to memories from fifteen years back…. that sideways glance from her, that shy smile, that laughter which removed all gloom in any room... How she had approached Suhana on the last day of college... Hesitatingly confessing [...]