A migrant laborer’s arduous journey back home

Content Warning: Some details may be disturbing to readers. The government of India, when it announced the Janta curfew on March 21, 2020, forgot to relay any information about how the most vulnerable sections of the country would be protected during the course of the pandemic. While a Rs. 20 lakh crore package was announcedContinue reading “A migrant laborer’s arduous journey back home”

Gulab Pasha: When Muslims perform Seva in the time of COVID

“My life is dedicated to the service of India through the religion of nonviolence which I believe to be the root of Indianism. My mission is to convert every Indian, even a fascist, and finally the world to nonviolence. It is the only way to regulate mutual relations, whether political, economic, social or religious,” Gulab told us, adding how India was built on the principles of Ahimsa. “To me it means that you may not offend anybody; you may not harbor uncharitable thought, even when it comes to those who consider you their enemy. Even when the police detained me under the unlawfully-imposed Section 144 in Bangalore in December 2019 during the anti-CAA protests, I was Gandhi.”

Pride Month 2020: Happy coming out stories

For many people in the LGBTQIA+ community, coming out is an ongoing experience, one that is littered with instant rejections, acceptance, or sometimes even a journey towards understanding. This milestone moment has many conflicting layers of emotions associated with it. You can come out when you want, at your own pace, or never at all,Continue reading “Pride Month 2020: Happy coming out stories”