Turning seven in a world turned upside down?
By Pawan Dhall
There couldn’t have been a better time for ‘Varta’ webzine to complete seven years
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 Dr. Nandini Ghosh
Dr. Nandini Ghosh on the recent government move to dilute the offences and penal provisions in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and the...
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 Pawan Dhall
Varta’s citizen journalism initiative – a tool for skills building, citizen action and resources generation to deal with the coronavirus challenge
By Pawan Dhall, Vaaswat Sarkar
A rambling conversation with Islampur-based trans rights activist Joyita Mondal who not long ago had to change houses under threats of violence, but emerged stronger from the ordeal
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
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