Category: Metro Life


Living Outside the Closet

Harish Iyer How often do we go against the easy to do things that are complicated. …To do things that are against the norm! These students of the iconic Wilson College at Chowpatty, Mumbai...


Fairing Diversity

By Kevin Fernandes Photography by Dinudey Baidya For most of Bangalore’s gay community, being gay revolves around Planet Romeo (the online dating site), Chin Lung (the queer friendly pub on Brigade road), Barista’s on...

Mumbai’s L Factor 6

Mumbai’s L Factor

Priya Ganoo Mumbai is not only one of the safest metros in the country but also a liberal and accepting city. Having said that it’s also the city where people of all class, gender,...

Out there at the Outgames 2

Out there at the Outgames

Rohit K. Dasgupta describes his days in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, as a delegate from India to the World Outgames, rocked this year by a bomb attack, but undeterred in spirit and brimming...

Chennai’s open arms for the ‘criminals in love’ 7

Chennai’s open arms for the ‘criminals in love’

Manorathan discovers the dark underbelly of Chennai in a rendezvous with male sex workers at Marina Beach- the city’s gay cruising spot.

Alternative Community: Queering the Queer 1

Alternative Community: Queering the Queer

Rohit K. Dasgupta reports on the LGBT conference in Kolkata, where participants from India and abroad presented their papers on subjects as diverse as gay politics and gender identity.