Body

Where we look at how power plays out on the body – its subjectivity, control, agency and resistance. We look at the body as a site for nation building, as an object of desire and violence, as a location of identity, as a site where memory is inscribed, and where art and aesthetic rejoice.

Chhed Khaani

It is a warm April day in New Delhi. The session we are about to conduct is our third with girls who attend a bridge course in a resettlement colony. The course helps girls who have dropped out or never enrolled in school to come on a par with the literacy and learning levels of those in school.

The Walking Manifesto

I have never been to Mahabs, as they call it. I’ve been to a city that is sometimes known as Mamallapuram, and oftentimes Mahabalipuram. These three places sort of correspond, rough shape and outline-wise, and occupy the same geographical coordinates.

Life in Five: Sangita Jogi

Sangita Jogi is a 24-year-old artist, construction labourer and mother of three currently living in Sirohi, Rajasthan. She is the author of The Women I Could Be, a new publication by Tara Books. It is a stunning piece of narrative art.

Where are you your queer-most self?

Achal Dodia has participated in the Travel Log programme with The Third Eye for its City Edition. This comic is the second of a three part series on looking at spaces through a queer lens.

Third Wheeling Bodyguards.

Achal Dodia has participated in the Travel Log programme with The Third Eye for its City Edition. He writes and draws from Vadodara, Gujarat. This comic is the first of a three part series on looking at spaces through a queer lens.

Illustrations by Iram Malik

I am a conspiracy theorist of my atiya body.

I am a conspiracy theorist of my atiya body by Kuumpiilei is the third step in the author’s Yaang-Huuk-Uun (YHU) project. It began in 2019 and started with the support of BangaloResidency-Expanded, an initiative of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore. The author worked with the SouthEast Asian (SEA) community as a resident at Zentralwerk in Dresden.

How Momo Aunties Changed Delhi

At Dolma Aunty Momos, a shop selling momos in central Delhi, crowds of hungry customers push to the front for a plate of dumplings in a day cloaked by deep summer heat. The shop is named after Aunty Dolma, which is the fond nickname for Dolma Tsering, a Tibetan momo chef and vendor, also known around New Delhi as the city’s “first momo aunty”.

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