Pretense.

She lay in bed with an aching heart, Tear filled eyes, her mind so dark. Stuck in a world obsessed with perfection, Her mind riddled with fears of her own. She grew tired day by day, Pretense her biggest flaw, but it seemed like the only way. Oftentimes misjudged as arrogance, Her sadness only grew, [...]

Dark, Rainy Nights

She always enjoyed dark, rainy nights. Even at her lowest, the rain always gave her joy. The sounds, the smell, the cloudy sky. Every single thing had her feeling warm inside. As she watched a family paddle around, She held her breath, failing to hide her frown. Her mind unravelled, bad memories spilling out. A [...]

No Homo, Bro!

While we briefly discussed the history of LGBT in India in the Humble Beginnings of section 377, do we know everything about LGBT in India? Let’s dig deeper. Homosexuality in India Homosexuality has always been a taboo in India, despite having always been around unbeknownst to us. The 153-year-old-colonial-era law, i.e., section 377 of the [...]

The Humble Beginnings of Section 377

The Indian Penal Code had a new entrant in 1864, during the British rule of India. Section 377 was modelled on the Buggery Act of 1533 and was used to criminalize sexual activities 'against the order of nature'. It states that whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman [...]