Love In Indian

Love in different Indian languages.

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‘Aap Karthe Mere Saath Sex?’

The day my research interview with a Hyderabad auto driver went off script to include sex, desire and consent

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What My Live-In Relationship Taught Me About Consent

She wanted to say no, but felt compelled to say yes. She would signal how she truly felt, but he would pretend not to understand. Consent proved tricky and elusive, until she developed the muscle she needed to say ‘no’.

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Homosexuality in India: Old or New?

Here’s what Sahapedia has to say about Indian tradition and the current arguments about homosexuality in India’s Supreme Court

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My Exes Live in a Sexy Nexus. I Love them All

We need our exes like we need our brothers and sisters and favourite cousins to remember who we were

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‘I Hope that My Art Replaces Judgement with Acceptance’

I express queerness through my art, then it exists with all the politics and the complexities that surround it, whether it’s social or it’s personal.

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Inside the World of Puu – A Beautiful Comic about Love 

Puu is a webcomic about Saboor and Jameel, two housemates in Chennai, and other people whose lives intersect with theirs.

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Izhaar-e-Ishq: Queer Voices in Urdu Poetry

Studying the work of Urdu ghazal poets showed me that their approach to sexual desire is far more fluid than I had realised.

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The AOI Queer Reading List: Desi Languages Version

Queer readings from non-English Indian languages.

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How to Love Yourself When You Are Asked Not To: A Conversation With Supriya Joshi

Highlights from the June AOI Conversation with Supriya Joshi

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Let All the Stars Inside Me Shine/ What I See is Me

Photographs from public performances of queerness.

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Vizag, MBBS and Grindr Have Been Ruined For Me. But What to Do!

Before I could realise it, talking to him had become a part of my daily routine. Conversations went on until 5 am. Sometimes 6 am

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