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Cover Image Stars In My Eyes ft. Meena Kumari 6 people tell us why the Tragedy Queen mattered to them on her birthday! 01, Jul 2022 Cover Image Breaking My Heart And Finding Myself Imran on why queer break-ups are hard, but you can't lose yourself entirely in love. Cover Image Reckless In Love, Powerful In Sisterhood - Vijeta Kumar Interviews Asha Kowtal Asha was General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) for eleven years Cover Image Ageing Through A Queer Eye - What is Queer Gerontology? Can a queer lens change how we think about old age? 25, Mar 2022 Cover Image The Many Journeys of an Old-Fashioned Butch: An Interview With Dr. Shruti Chakravarty Dr. Shruti Chakravarty talks to us about queerness, gender, labels, community and love. 22, Mar 2022 Cover Image “It’s simple, to live life emotions are very important so why should you suppress them?” Lesbian Love and Freedom Journeys with Maya Sharma An interview with Maya Sharma 13, Mar 2022 Cover Image Can Your Vulnerability Make You Mean? Mine Did. What memories can a unexpected apology from a childhood bully bring up? 22, Jul 2021 Cover Image “Being well-adjusted to this world is no measure of being well”- Vulnerability, Strength and Mental Health A conversation with Sonal Giani! 26, Jul 2021 Cover Image Ten Tashan-Filled Tales On Being Trans : AOI’s Reading List for Transgender Day of Visibility Ten books on being trans in India! 31, Mar 2021 Cover Image THE OTHER F WORD - A Poem Running into woman-on-woman porn to rediscover sex 21, Dec 2020 Cover Image A Prostitute and A Saviour: A Diary A trans-person's journey through sex-work and back 17, Nov 2020 Cover Image It Was ‘Twilight’. I Woke Up Bisexual. How one can stumble upon one's (bi)sexuality with the help of fiction / fan-fiction 23, Sep 2020 Cover Image Romantic Sensual Asexual - That’s Me Can one be asexual and terribly romantic too? 24, Aug 2020 Cover Image The Adorable Boys Who Love ‘Papa Bear’ Who decided that desire is only for the young? 21, Aug 2020 Cover Image To All the Boys I Couldn't Love Before What fleeting connections with many interesting men tell you about having the hots for none of them. 04, Aug 2020 Cover Image NON BINARY PEOPLE'S DAY - A PRIMER 21, Oct 2020 Cover Image S.W.A.G (Secretly We Are Gay) 2: Till We Meet Again Revisiting an old lover with new realisations and self-admission. 23, Jul 2020 Cover Image June Rewind - #WhenWomenLoveWomen, All In One Place Stories, histories and resources for queer women - ek dhamakedar package! 30, Jun 2020 Cover Image You've Got Mail! Letters Between An Older and A Younger Lesbian - Plain Text Version 24, Jun 2020 Cover Image Secret Loves And Broken Hearts: A Comic A comic about queer desire, love, and loss. 26, Jun 2020 Cover Image Satrangi Ladki, Atrangi Khiladi: A Comic About Shiela The many romances and realities of this dashing woman! 28, Jun 2020 Cover Image Steamy Shayari Alert! #WhenWomenLoveWomen in 19th Century Awadh Some seductive Chapti poems from India's past! 23, Jun 2020 Cover Image Pehle App! Online Dating Tips for Queer Ladies from Queer Ladies Confused about how to begin? Here's some tips from our queer Agents! 19, Jun 2020 Cover Image You’ve Got Mail! Letters Between An Older and A Younger Lesbian How much has changed for women who love women in urban India? 24, Jun 2020 Cover Image Shiela Ki Jawaani Ki Anokhi Kahaani An excerpt from Maya Sharma's Loving Women: Being Lesbian in Unprivileged India 13, Jun 2020 Cover Image THE L WORD - KONJUM HISTORY, ZARA GEOGRAPHY, THODA POLITICS The many variations, slangs and slurs for the word 'lesbian' across the world! 11, Jun 2020 Cover Image "So Many Women, But It's Her I Love" An excerpt from Maya Sharma's Loving Women: Being Lesbian in Unprivileged India 07, Jun 2020 Cover Image What Falling For My Friend As A Lesbian Taught Me About How We Express Friendship Does queerness complicate the experience of falling for a friend? 15, Jun 2020 Cover Image S.W.A.G. Secretly We Are Gay Two closeted gay men, who are married to women, fall in love with each other. 01, Mar 2020 Cover Image The (Secret) Porn That Turns Me On Must our fantasies mirror our real-life sexual preferences? 27, Jan 2020 Cover Image I Believe in the Promises Made by Passing Strangers: Cruising and the City Leaving behind the threshold of our homes, what other boundaries do we cross? 23, Jul 2019 Cover Image Q Marks the Spot! A Queer Map of Mumbai Put on your special Agent of Ishq glasses and see the real city, glittering all around you! 27, Jun 2019 Cover Image Remembering the Life of Sweet Maria Through Art A unique monument to the murdered trans activist reminds us of her life as well as the violence that trans people face in India 19, Jun 2019 Cover Image 8 Not-So-Straight Books for Young People You Won’t Want to Miss! Here are some lovely works with queer, or gender-bendy, or non-normative narratives for young readers 18, Jun 2019 Cover Image Finding Queerness Everywhere Time for a new Sexy Saturday Songs playlist, this time by Vikram Phukan! 15, Jun 2019 Cover Image More Than An Identity: How I Realised My Struggle Was With Being Sexual, Not Homosexual My identity as a queer person became a bit of a shield from the world of love, the world of sex 11, Jun 2019 Cover Image The AOI List of Queer Support Resources Of All Kinds Are you a queer person looking for back-up and wondering where to find it? 04, Jun 2019 Cover Image ‘Queer’ Kya Hai? Your favourite agents are here with another #SuperSaralExplainer! 04, Jun 2019 Cover Image Q se Qawwali, Q se Queer Quties Time for another Sexy Saturday Songs playlist! 22, Jun 2019 Cover Image How Shru Stopped Hating Herself (With A Little Help From Her Dad) From self-harm and shame, to learning to be your own hero! 18, Apr 2019 Cover Image Muh Bole Rishte - 6 People Describe Their Chosen Families Society might say “Only family is forever”, but here are stories of 6 people forming their closest bonds, beyond blood. 20, Feb 2019 Cover Image What the Law Tells Us about Relationships in India You might be surprised – in good and bad ways. 19, Feb 2019 Cover Image Why are People Opposing the Surrogacy Bill? Here’s a guide to help you out. 11, Jan 2019 Cover Image Not Sure Why People Are Protesting the Trans Bill? Here's A Quick Guide Many amendments have been made to the Bill since it was drafted, but activists say it is still discriminatory, mainly for the following reasons. 26, Dec 2018 Cover Image How I Grew Out of My Turbulent Teens Life as a schoolgirl was about trying to fit in; to be seen and not seen; self-hate and self-harm. Talking about it to other people was the first step in a new direction 17, Jan 2019 Cover Image Have You Watched This Sweet Film About Anshuman Travelling on the Metro? The film is a lovely portrait of it sparkling protagonist finding his way in the world 14, Sep 2018 Cover Image a historic day A short poem for September 6, 2018 13, Sep 2018 Cover Image 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 25, Jul 2018 Cover Image '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. 30, Jun 2018 Cover Image 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. 26, Jun 2018 Cover Image 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. 21, Jun 2018 Cover Image Let All the Stars Inside Me Shine/ What I See is Me Photographs from public performances of queerness. 14, Jun 2018 Cover Image Isn't A Whatsapp Love Story A Real Love Story? Could you fall crazily in love with someone you've never met IRL? 12, Jun 2018 Cover Image Seven Indian Films We’re Excited To Watch This Year At KASHISH Film Festival Here are seven Indian films playing at KASHISH that we’re keen to watch this year 23, May 2018 Cover Image Being Equal, Being Queer Rozana 17, May 2018 Cover Image What Is It Like To Have Sex and Love With Both Men and Women Sex with men and with women is actually very different but it’s difficult to articulate the difference in sensation. 22, Mar 2018 Cover Image The AOI Queer Reading List : Naya Maal A selection of recent Indian queer writing. 30, Jan 2018 Cover Image #QueerlyHeartbroken: A Twitter Chat With Sonal Giani Queer Rights Activist Sonal Giani, on being Queer and Heartbroken, the common issues faced by queer people during break ups and how to deal with it. 01, Nov 2017 Cover Image Mard, Mann Aur Jealousy: 5 Men Talk about Dealing With Unusual Jealousies Unusual jealousies men experience and how it affects the way they look at themselves as sexual beings. 16, Nov 2017 Cover Image What Intersex People Wished Everyone Knew About Them Simple FAQ's to familiarize yourself with body beyond binaries. 26, Oct 2017 Cover Image WE MET ON GRINDR. NOW THE INTIMACY OF THE SEX WE HAD MAKES IT HARD FOR ME TO FORGET HIM Some loves are sexual, where emotion, body and connection become powerfully joined in the intimacy of sex more than anything else. It is an intoxication, a nasha that’s hard to forget, because it runs deep. 08, Nov 2017 Cover Image my mother does not know i am wearing her sari. how long must I hide? poetry and poetic prose by soz 29, Sep 2017 Cover Image A Thousand and One Stories of Coming Out I learnt that people are always jockeying for power and invariably looking for that one thing to pick on you about. In my case, it is my sexual orientation 21, Sep 2017 Cover Image How Gujrati Porn Made Me Realise I Was Asexual The way I was not feeling anything while watching porn, I did not feel any kind of attraction and sexual desire for anyone either. 14, Sep 2017 Cover Image I Came Out To My Mom And Now I Think She's Fomosexual A mother's totally unexpected response to her daughter's coming out! 22, Aug 2017 Cover Image Watch Me As I Fall In Love: 5 Trans Persons Talk About Dating Love is supposed to be the simplest thing, but it isn’t. 17, May 2017 Cover Image HOW NORMAL IS YOUR SEX DRIVE? (PROBABLY VERY NORMAL) 16, May 2017 Cover Image To All The (Straight) Men I've Loved Before Let loose, this rise of the body and soul caused me to constantly fall in love with many a lissom lad 21, Feb 2017 Cover Image IT'S COMPLICATED! (BUT) A FULLY FABULOUS FEBRUARY ON AOI 08, Feb 2017 Cover Image Every Navratri Falguni Made Me Feel That Queer Is Ekdum Cool A song of ishq for Falguni Pathak! 05, Oct 2016 Cover Image HETERO HOMO BI BI: SHIT BISEXUALS HAVE TO HEAR Shit bisexuals have to hear. 23, Sep 2016 Cover Image I CALL HER MOSAMBI 23, Sep 2016 Cover Image WHICH WAY DO WE SLICE IT? A poem by Jaya Sharma 13, Sep 2016 Cover Image PAMMI AUNTY: AGENT OF ISHQ 16, Aug 2016 Cover Image In A Gay Bar You Can See Forever An Indian man at 31, in a gay bar for the first time, experiencing male erotic tenderness for the first time. Cover Image LOVE ALL: THE UNLIMITED WAYS OF PANSEXUALITY Today is International Pansexuality Awareness and Visibility Day! Read the unlimited ways Love Pans out! #AOIQuickies Cover Image Phoolz For Love - A Video Love doesn't happen only between girls and boys, but in all kinds of combinations. And love means different things to different people too! Ruia college celebrates Rose Day with a difference and it will leave you warm and fuzzy with a big smile on your face! 11, Feb 2016