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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Against gratitude

By Sayan Bhattacharya

Sayan Bhattacharya questions the normalization of inequity all around us – something we must not give up on if humanity has to continue breathing
This photograph is symbolic of the subject matter of the article. It shows a somewhat dispiriting aerial view of Kolkata city at dusk time. The photograph has been taken from the rooftop of a city high rise. The right hand side of the photograph has the setting sun, and the sky is filled with an overpowering haze of dust. The sprawling city below is a mix of buildings, some of them high-rises in the horizon, and some trees as well, but there is little to cheer about the scene. In the forefront, from the point where the photograph was shot, is a rooftop security rail made of a steel netlike structure that cuts through the left and lower parts of the photograph. The security rail seems to jag through the photograph, creating an impression of dissonance. Photo credit: Pawan Dhall
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