Porotta and beef fry: Why food has always been political

For those enjoying in the “modern day” a plate of porotta and beef fry, the historical significance of their meal, however, may not be evident. It’s a good meal and a free country, who the hell cares?

Male sex workers: The invisible boys of the night

Trigger Warning: This story contains instances of rape and sexual violence that readers may find disturbing It’s well past midnight. It’s time for Harish* to put on his make-up and saunter up the terrace. Unplugging his phone from the charger, he grabs his wig, a lollipop, and tip-toes his way out, trying not to stepContinue reading “Male sex workers: The invisible boys of the night”

The Indian classroom: A microcosm of sanghi country

On February 20, 2020, 19-year-old Amulya Leona Noronha was booked for sedition under four Sections of the Indian Penal Code. In the midst of a media frenzy manipulated by local officials of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it had been alleged that her praise for longtime enemy and neighbor Pakistan was “anti-national.” I had metContinue reading “The Indian classroom: A microcosm of sanghi country”