In a very progressive judgment, Supreme Court of India scrapped Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which was introduced by Britishers in 1861. Though it took independent India, around more than 70 years to term it unconstitutional and irrational, … Continue reading Homosexuality and Article 377: A Chance to Reclaim our Culture
Being born and brought up in a so-called ‘third – world developing country,’ the kind of debates in the public domain I have witnessed in the supposedly ‘first world developed country’ in the last one year makes me both laugh … Continue reading What about the breast?
Goddess Matangi or Ucchisht Chandalini, the dark-colored Goddess, is one of the ten Mahavidyas in Hindu Tantric sect who is ferocious and rebels against the humanmade structures. Lord Shiva narrates Parvati, 108 names of Durga. Matangi is one of those … Continue reading Goddess who broke the boundaries: Devi Matangi
Recently, I saw pictures of Odiya women in beautiful sarees on swings splashed across the social media. I came to know that at this time of the year, Odisha observes a three-day festival called Raja Parba which celebrates a girl’s … Continue reading Even our Goddesses have Vagina, and they bleed!
Shamshan (Cremation ground) Tara or Tara (means star) is a lesser-known goddess in Hindu tradition but is a prominent goddess in Tibetan Buddhism and ancient Bengali tradition. She is often confused with Goddess Kali because of her fiery and dramatic … Continue reading Tara: Goddess of Cremation Ground
My neighbors are off to their monthly pilgrimage to Vrindavan, the birthplace of cowherd Lord Krishna. They also visit Barsana, a small village near Mathura which is the birthplace of Radha, the favorite gopi, and the consort of Lord Krishna. … Continue reading Radha Rani: Unwed divine companion of the Lord
Whether God or Creator is male or female or genderless is a widely discussed question across all cultures and societies in all times. This is a very profound question which various religions and philosophers have tried to engage in their … Continue reading Meet the Female Goddess