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Amidst confusion, unacceptability and being gay
Amidst confusion, unacceptability and being gay

He was sick of this and could no longer see his friend being treated so wrongly. So after several failed attempts, he persuaded Sumit's mother to read articles about homosexuality. He started sending her videos of rallies and supporters. He took it into his own hands, to educate her about the normalcy of being queer. As slow as the process was, 7 months and over 100 articles, videos and testimonials later, she came to terms with it. And not nonchalantly, but with complete awareness and acceptance. ...

Words and Voices: Loud Mouths, Empty Hearts
Words and Voices: Loud Mouths, Empty Hearts

Your honeyed words reek of foul thoughts. Cleverly hiding horns beneath your curls, your smile concealing the backstabbing sword. Trading secrets, you turn people into puppets. Humiliating some, you gather an audience. You dig up old aches, use past mistakes, rub in salt and then play the part of a band-aid. And when nothing works, you resort to the role of "The damsel in distress."...

Store Full of Stories: A Day in a Local
Store Full of Stories: A Day in a Local

On reaching home, her heart skipped a beat. The windows were dark, the house silent. She ran up to the door and pounded. No one answered. After frantic grasping around in her purse for the keys, she managed to unlock the door. Her mind stepping into dark places, she was about to call out for Ravi and Riya when she heard something in their bedroom. Her heart hammering at her ribs. she softly stepped in and flicked the lights on....

In the life of a TIF
In the life of a TIF

So—what's their name? Don't even try to pretend. Everyone has that friend. That person who you hardly ever remember to call for movies, or if you make plans to hang out, or a juicy tidbit has to be shared. We do not consider them to be an integral part of our group—maybe because another friend introduced them to the group, or maybe you didn't like them in the first place. There was no particular reason. ...