Posts Tagged ‘Mumbai’

Vicks Tugs on Your Heart Strings for Trans Rights in India

Vicks Tugs on Your Heart Strings for Trans Rights in India

Who out there remembers that burning-cooling-gooey salve that provided a bit of comfort from a bad childhood chest cold—especially when lovingly applied by a doting mummy, naani, daado, or auntie? Procter and Gamble, the makers of Vicks VapoRub, teamed up with creative agency Publicis Singapore to launch a groundbreaking ad that celebrates desi motherly love with a queer twist. Steeped in Indian cinematic nostalgia, the ad is inspired by the true story of Gayatri and

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Kirron: “BOLLYWOOD IS FILLED WITH CLOSET GAYS”

Kirron: “BOLLYWOOD IS FILLED WITH CLOSET GAYS”

The Mumbai Mirror interviews Kirron Kher who is a leading Indian actress, BJP Member of Parliament and an LGBT icon. She has always been outspoken on gay rights in India even though the political party she is affiliated with has its own ideologies that deny our existence. You may recall seeing her as the mother in “Dostana” trying to break up John Abraham and Abhishek Bachan but finally accepting her

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Desi-Q & A with Author Manil Suri

Desi-Q & A with Author Manil Suri

Manil Suri’s The City of Devi, hit the shelves last month completing his trilogy which began with his best-selling debut novel, The Death of Vishnu in 2001. Kiran Desai describes Suri’s new work as his “bravest and most passionate book.” We had the opportunity to chat with the best-selling author about his new novel, mathematics, and his obsession with a certain Bollywood vamp. Q: The City of Devi has been

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Queer Flash Mob Takes Mumbai

Queer Flash Mob Takes Mumbai

On January 25th, the bustling Dadar East Station in Mumbai was brought to a standstill by a group of young men and women of diverse sexual orientations, all dancing to celebrate the spirit of LGBTHIQ Community in Mumbai and India. The dance performance was made possible by young volunteers from Yaariyan, a youth group working towards Queer youth issues in Mumbai.

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