dear kid

Swastika Jajoo

dear kid, you’re alright on the days you feel like a girl and dress up like a girl, even if they tell you you’re meant to be a boy. if they tell you that no one will kiss boys who dress like girls and wear lipstick, assume they know nothing about kissing. you’re alright on… Read more »


Soumya Sreehari

Atul pondered on his lesson plan for tomorrow. He was affected by yesterday’s incident and wanted to do something. He couldn’t come up with any idea that would address the situation without sounding preachy. Finally, he decided to sleep on it. Atul was a teacher. As part of the foundation he worked with, he had… Read more »

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

Niharika verma

For millennia, mankind has been fascinated by the duality of Mother Nature. For day, there is night; for dark, there is light. Up and down, good and evil, sadness and happiness, and so on. In short, humans have compartmentalized almost everything in the world into two neat little boxes and in the process, created a… Read more »

Clean Slates

Kaja runwal

I think of being a mother sometimes. Of nurturing humans like they were tender saplings. Plenty of sunlight and enough water. I will sow two seeds. For two breeds: a girl and a boy! And I will be an unconventional mother. I will raise him pink and shall raise her blue. No hand-me-downs of gender… Read more »

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

Kaamna Jain

Gender identity is not going away anytime soon as we women struggle to match up to standards set by our mothers. Snaking my way through peak office-hour traffic at the end of a long, hard day at work, I reached the blissful confines of home. My 17 year old son hugs me and says, “Mom,… Read more »

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


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 »