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 vartablog@gmail.com.

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