Lockdown takeaways: Achieving higher ground
By Shivalal Gautam
In this second paired narrative of queer lives during the lockdown in Assam, Shivalal Gautam tells us how two queer women negotiated multiple trials and reached a better place in...
By Bana, Chandan Kumar Nayak, Pradosh Dash
Health worker and community organiser Bana reports on the situation of trans masculine people in Odisha during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown – with inputs from Chandan Kumar Nayak, Pradosh...
By Shivalal Gautam
In the first of paired narratives of queer lives during the lockdown in Assam, Shivalal Gautam brings you the stories of two queer men
By Sudipa Chakraborty, Sukanta Banerjee, Joyita Mondal
Sudipa Chakraborty, Sukanta Banerjee and Joyita Mondal point out that the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have heaped both ‘abuse’ and ‘responsibility’ on trans persons, perhaps more than ever before. With...
By Santa Khurai
Santa Khurai proposes continued online education for trans students who may be unable to attend school or college even when the lockdown is lifted
By Srabasti Majumdar, Nilanjan Majumdar
Srabasti Majumdar on connecting, caring, creating and coping with the multiple crises engulfing us
By Pawan Dhall
Varta’s citizen journalism initiative – a tool for skills building, citizen action and resources generation to deal with the coronavirus challenge
By Sukanta Banerjee
Sukanta Banerjee reports on how Amphan has aggravated the socioeconomic vulnerabilities of many trans women in West Bengal and what immediate mitigation support they need
By Joyita Mondal, Pawan Dhall
Joyita Mondal speaks to Pawan Dhall on the precarious situation of Launda dancers from North Bengal stranded in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh because of the lockdown
By Ishan Chakraborty
Ishan Chakraborty opens up about multiple distresses as a person with disabilities during the coronavirus lockdown but wishes not to be crowned a ‘hero’