January 22, 2012
Known more for human rights abuses it is fascinating getting an insight into something a bit6 more positive. The fascinating documentary by Bboy Spaghetti looks at an interesting dancing subculture in Iran – much of it is pretty easy on the eye too.
March 4, 2011
Apropos to the previous post here is another column on the subject – this time from by Vinay Chandran the Executive Director of the Swabhava Trust in Bangalore.
“Homophobia, brought in wholesale from the religious texts of the British, took root and became Indian in the last two centuries. When people today say that they don’t think homosexuality is in Indian culture, I wonder — which Indian culture are they referring to? Is there only one? There are many Indias and there are many Indian traditions and many cultures. And if you know your history right, you’ll know that homosexuality and gender difference are part of each and every one of them.”
Read the rest here.