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30 Days Blogging Challenge: Day 27 – What is in my closet

30 Days Blogging Challenge

Asking a gay man what is in there in his closet, is opening a floodgate of emotions. The closet symbolises everything that is evil, everything wrong in the society. From birth, till adulthood, a gay man is forced to conform to societal norms for gender stereotyping. Any voice of dissent is quickly silenced. In India, where the word sex itself is a taboo, a healthy discussion of sexuality is too much to ask for. Hence, the closet becomes the best friend of the gay man.

I have come out of the closet 7 years ago. It was a liberating experience. I also encourage many of my fellow community members to follow suit. Be confident of your sexuality. Be proud of your identity. There is nothing to be afraid of. There is nothing to be guilty or ashamed of.

The closet is meant only for clothes and secrets. Human beings deserve a free and liberal world.

30 Days Blogging Challenge: Day 14 – Three Healthy Habits

30 Days Blogging Challenge

I could not stop myself from laughing when I saw the topic of the day. Asking me about three healthy habits is like asking Narendra Modi about communal amity or Rahul Gandhi about governance. Healthy habits and I maintain a safe distance so that neither of us is corrupted by the other’s influence.

Anyways, coming back to the point of healthy habits, after much deliberation (and FB chat with Bham), I decided that the following definitely merit a mention:

  1. Having sex, loads of it (but with proper protection):

Now don’t feel shy, you. Nature has endowed with a reproductive system not for nothing! Indian culture can take a hike, you must use your – ahem – organs well. Try net practice a lot in case you are preparing for a big match (that would help). Having sex is good for your circulatory system, and also serves as a good exercise (in case you try different positions) to lose weight. So, what are you waiting for… Anybody willing to take the plunge? winks

  1. Laugh out loud

Indian society is at a crossroads where humour is slowly losing its space. Post something on social media/write a book/ make a movie and someone, somewhere will take offence. Indians have lost their funny bone. Change this status-quo. Speak out. Rather, laugh out loud. The health benefits that come along, are too long to list in this short blog.

  1. Read. Know. Grow.

There is no substitute for knowledge. In this age of free-flowing information, written word is taken for gospel. Media runs stories without investigation and rumours on Whatsapp trigger riots. We need to have the skill to separate facts from faff. Only reading can enhance our knowledge and that can fuel growth. Knowledge is healthy for the progress of civilization.

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