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The Constitution of India Bill, popularly known as the Swaraj Bill, was the first attempt at drafting and trying to enact a constitution for the people of India. The Swaraj Bill went on to be the prototype for future attempts at drafting constitutional documents.
The ICC T20 World Cup season had just arrived. You could not ask to meet anyone during match hours, unless it was to attend a screening. It is an unspoken rule between all Indians that he-who-watches-cricket will not be disturbed for anything less than a national emergency during an ongoing match.
To an eight-year-old in an Indian playground, the term ‘gay’ or ‘Hijra’ is often a slur, to be spoken in hushed tones around adults or in spiteful retort to his friends’ insults. But this isn’t out of ignorance, or out of belligerent hatred towards the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a product of social conditioning. Even today, we openly hold biases against those who do not belong to the ‘status quo’ i.e the cisgender and heterosexual population. In the wake of the scrubbing of the article 377, even conservative pockets of India have opened an eye towards the LGBTQIA+. Whether it is for the better or for the worse is debatable. Ignorance is still abundant, and there is a long way to go till acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ in India trickles down to all walks of life.
The Taliban have hurled back into power, and the Afghans are not alone in having to face this brutal reality. The Taliban, which means “students” in the Pashto language surfaced in 1994, around the city of Kandahar. Seventeen years later, the country is still in mayhem as the Taliban have taken over almost 60 percent of the country, the most territory it has controlled since the year 2001.
As you know, this edition marks the 10th issue of The 8:10. On this wonderful occasion, I had the pleasure of interviewing Samarthya Singh, whose a columnist at The Tatva India, an upcoming and fast growing media outlet which boasts around 430,000 followers on Instagram.