Varta@50 says thank you!

This rectangular banner-shaped graphic symbolizes completion of 50 issues of the ‘Varta’ webzine. Simple in design, it has the Varta Trust logo to the left and stylized text saying “50 issues” to the right. All over are scattered heart symbols in different colours. The entire graphic has a wavy sheen to it in different light and dark shades of gold. The overall effect is one of positivity and stolidity. Graphic credit: Rudra Kishore Mandal

Vartanama, Oct '17
Fortunate is the editor who gets to compensate the lack of inspiration for his 50th editorial with a thank you note!

With this being the 50th monthly issue of Varta, it is indeed time for a shout-out to our readers, contributors, friends, collaborators, sponsors and other well-wishers. And what better way than to let artist and colleague Rudra Kishore Mandal’s graphic do all the talking!

We look forward to your comments and suggestions, as also to continue bringing you diverse content around gender and sexuality in the webzine (and accompanying sections of the Varta website).

Adding to how you can access Varta easily and in more ways will be our constant endeavour. Going multi-lingual remains our aspiration.
There are those proverbial miles to go, and your support will always count a lot. Volunteering your time, availing of services from our sponsors, and donating funds to Varta Trust are some of the ways you can support us. Do write in to

Read here the very first issue of Varta published in August 2013 (in the old blog version), and here the editorial of the first issue in the new webzine version published August 2016.

Graphic credit: Rudra Kishore Mandal

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Pawan Dhall

Pawan Dhall aspires to be a rainbow journalist and believes in taking a stand, even if it’s on the fence – the view is better from there!

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Rudra Kishore Mandal

Rudra Kishore Mandal is a painter and freelance graphic designer and calls his artistic quest 'Rudrascape' (

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