Varta Trust organizational logo: The word ‘Varta’ written out in black colour in a bold stylized typeface in all capitals on a white background. The text is inside a rectangle finely outlined in black. The first ‘A’ in ‘Varta’ is affixed with the graphic of a bugle on top. The bugle faces to the right, and breaks the rectangular outline where it sticks out above the logo lettering. Tagline below the logo says "Gender, Sexuality, Intimacy, Publishing". Logo artwork credit: Rudra Kishore Mandal

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Sexual intimacy and risk of coronavirus infection

By Dr. A. Sathish Kumar
Dr. A. Sathish Kumar provides guidance on playing it safe sexually during and after the countrywide lockdown imposed to counter the coronavirus pandemic
This illustration is a black and white sketch created with pen ink on art paper. It is a stylistic representation of two human faces overlapping each other, an oversized depiction of the coronavirus in full black shown below the faces, and a dove as a symbol of hope placed on the top left of the sketch adjacent to the faces. The overlapping of the faces signifies intimacy. At the same time, the mouths in both the faces seem to be covered with hands as a precaution against coronavirus infection. The background to the main sketch is filled with small flowers, leaves and abstract artistic strokes. Artwork credit: Rafiquel Haque Dowjah
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