A Global Call for De-medicalizing Queerness: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kanav N Sahgal The marginalization and oppression of queer people around the world date back centuries. During the British colonial rule in India, for instance, Section 377 of the 1860 Indian Penal Code criminalized private and consensual same-sex activity, while the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871 criminalized an entire section of people whom our erstwhile colonial masters deemed deviant (mostly ‘eunuchs’- a stigmatizing colonial term … Continue reading A Global Call for De-medicalizing Queerness: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

TA Explained: The new Lakshadweep rules

By Rishabh Shrivastava Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel has become the new person of interest and is all over the news. The reason is: new set of rules that he has introduced to govern the group of islands. Taking over the charge after Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in December last year, he has introduced several controversial draft regulations such as Lakshadweep … Continue reading TA Explained: The new Lakshadweep rules