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Shilpa Phadke, sociologist and Sameera Khan, journalist, conducted a one day workshop based on their book 'Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets'.

Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen saved 40 youngsters from the Utøya massacre, so why have we hardly heard about them?

As part of our Queering Saturdays, Open Space with Birds of a Feather are bringing a photography exhibition entitled The Queer Diaries between 11-12 June 2011.

One man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter, son, friend, neighbour... Imtiaz Dharker's poem speaks of the myth of the 'faceless' other...

The Q Fest arose out of a need to understand queer identity as it existed in Pune. The two day festival aimed at fostering a better understanding of identity, sexuality,and gender within the larger context of the LGBT community both within India and outside.

Photographer, curator, writer, cultural activist -- Sunil Gupta has made a significant contribution to contemporary art practice and discourse.

My young friend Sana and I play a game when we wander around New York City. We count the Indians we see on every block – if we see more than five Indians on a street block, we give ourselves a gold star.

Kamayani Sharma wonders what constitutes ‘belonging’, and whether in an increasingly atomised and simultaneously flattened world, we can even recognise any longer the markers that point to ‘home’'.

The fact that Ladakh has only one college compels its youth to seek an education in Delhi, Jammu and Chandigarh, where they face problems of acceptance and identity

France has legislated to ban the niqab. Two young women have found a sassy way of critiquing the ban

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