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  • Ghosts at a Contested Funeral

    Ghosts at a Contested Funeral

    Our feelings are second-hand. Our love is constructed. Our beliefs are coloured, our originality validated through artificial art. It has become truly difficult to love without getting hurt.
  • "Oh, those Calcuttans."

    A Nobody, a Nation, and a Few Fugitive Comprehensions

    Did my leaving India bind me to it in a way that staying would not have?
  • The Ramayana Syndrome

    The Ramayana Syndrome

    What would happen today if an attempt were made to project on T.V. a different version of the Ramayana?
  • Illustration by Nirupa Roy

    Sex, Stories, and Power Trips

    We are being told a story; one that elevates downright misogyny to the revered status of Indian Culture.
  • Sacred Cows, Indispensable Women

    Sacred Cows, Indispensable Women

    Even in a country as inherently classist as India, a lower class man has far more power than an upper class woman.
  • The Moral Policeman's Guide to Spotting Immorality

    The Painfully Noble Origins of Moral Policing

    Apart from what it dresses in, one needs to constantly monitor where the body goes, who it is seen with, and when it can appear in public places.
  • Words for a Silent Space

    Male Justice has marched on undaunted, and mutated into more potent and prurient forms.
  • The Virtue of Visibility

    As a woman, you are never entirely independent and detached; everyone has a stake in keeping your freedom in check. And they will never let you forget that.
  • An Alternate Fairy Tale

    In real life, you don’t get to have your cake and eat it too. Because it makes you fat.
  • Courtesy: Conversations

    Wait for the right person, the right backdrop, the right season, the right beverage, the right theme, the right everything.
  • Don’t Cross Your Lakshman Rekha

    The ambiguous Lakshman rekha from the Ramayana symbolises the many boundaries imposed upon female sexuality while growing up.
  • Playing a Losing Game

    Story books can glorify immolation in the name of love, but what they don’t tell you is that love kills in softer ways.

Testimonial Comics #21

By Nishant Jain