Will the 21st century see the end of gender identity ?

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Prachi Bhagwat JLF Blog 2

In February of 1933, Sane Guruji, a popular writer of children’s stories, imprisoned in the Nashik jail, spent five nights writing a story that would achieve canonical status almost instantly as the ultimate ode to motherly love. The story, titled Shyamchi Aai (Marathi for Shyam’s Mother) transports its reader to the Konkan region in Maharashtra… Read more »

The Gender Identity Scrapbook

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Noah Pelletier

It’s been interesting to look through these old photos this afternoon, as when I was a boy—I mean, a person with Binary Code 1 genitalia—things were totally different. Clothes for instance. My genetic benefactors dressed me in blue outfits so strangers in the grocery store wouldn’t ask “Is it a boy or a girl?” I… Read more »

Eco-centrism over Ego-centrism: The Mahatma’s Motto

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Hemal Thakker

Mahatma Gandhi, a timeless leader who paved way for a revolution, which rattled an empire by the way of truth and humility. His life inspired the foundation of the Indian republic and his teachings transgress the spatio-temporal realms. In this age of rapid industrialization, environmental pollution and degradation, what can we learn from the Mahatma?… Read more »

Will the 21st century see the end of gender identity?

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Bhavika Bhuwalka

This question amuses me. When did gender identity acquire a negative connotation? Perhaps, because gender identity is intimately related to gender roles and gender labels, it might have started to seem a confining concept to social media warriors. Gender identity is very sacrosanct to each individual. Regardless of whether a person actively realizes that or… Read more »

Democracy and Orangutans: A reality

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Atish kumar padha- 1

You are animals, purposeless and afraid, In a vertical jungle, of steel-glass trees. You are fish, fragile and fat In frozen, bottled mineral rivers. You are birds, brutal and bald, Floating away, in smoke-choked skies. Nobody has a plan, Big fish eat little fish, Rich men eat poor men. Nature’s order. I am nature. Ten… Read more »

un/(natur)al

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Archita Mittra (3)

we burn bleed sing drown dream as ourselves as others as victims as martyrs as enemies sometimes as trees we breathe poison & call it love or some silly pretext talk about our hearts as if they exist outside us without us in neat sterilized packets hanging like fruits we talk about our homes as… Read more »

Environment

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Anju Chandna

When Charles Darwin coined the theory of evolution little did he know that in times to come this adage would come back to haunt the human race. ‘Survival of the fittest’ was the cornerstone of his theory. And we were the fittest and the most intelligent species of the lot, with a scientific theory up… Read more »

Gender – Will the 21st century see the end of gender identity?

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Rohit_Gupta_1

ज़िन्दगी को अगर एक चलती हुई दो-पहिया वाहन की तरह समझा जाए, तो पुरुष और महिला इसके उन दो पहियों की तरह हैं जिन्हे एक-दूसरे से अलग कभी समझा ही नहीं जा सकता है और ना ही कभी किया जा सकता है | कहने का तात्पर्य यह है कि दोनों प्राणी एक दूसरे के पूरक… Read more »

Writing Assam

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Writing Assam_Chandrica Barua

I The wind blows free despite being bound in abstractions and contrarieties. I marvel at the freedom of the wind, caught up as it is between the Assam who fights and the Assam who lives; the Assam in war and the Assam of calm. II My voice is mellow; why? Did you expect fire? I… Read more »