Busting the myth of Manliness in Indian society

By Somali K Chakrabarti   Mard ko dard nahin hota. Amitabh Bachchan had declared in his characteristic style in ‘Mard’, one of the memorable Bollywood blockbusters from the 1980s. Translated in English it means ‘A real man does not feel pain’. This stereotypical projection of men in India, has time and again been exemplified by… Read More Busting the myth of Manliness in Indian society

Why society should accept Alternative Sexuality

By Somali K Chakrabarti   Alan Turing, whose pioneering work laid the mathematical foundations of computer, was convicted for homosexuality and subjected to chemical castration that drove him to suicide. His suicide prompted the British government to amend laws concerning homosexuality. ~ Aamir Khan on ‘Accepting Alternative Sexuality’ episode of his show Stayamev Jayate that touched… Read More Why society should accept Alternative Sexuality

‘The Flaws In Our Laws’ By Dr Bibek Debroy | Absurdities Of Indian Laws – Part II

By Somali K Chakrabarti Continuing from my last post ‘The Flaws In Our Laws’ By Bibek Debroy | My Scribbling Of The Session – Part I, here I proceed to  jot down the next two anecdotes that were also the most interesting anecdotes of the session. . Identifying Surplus Government Posts   Anecdote 3 was about… Read More ‘The Flaws In Our Laws’ By Dr Bibek Debroy | Absurdities Of Indian Laws – Part II