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And if you need to know more about me, you only have to ask

Banno tagged me, so here goes.

A -Available?Depends on who is doing the asking.B-Best friend:
Geet.

C-Cake or Pie?
Ice cream.

D-Drink of choice:
White and red wine, coconut water, coffee, hot chocolate, Chhaas, ganne ka juice
and bottles and bottles of ice water..

E-Essential thing used everyday:
My glasses, deo. and cell.

F-Favourite colour:
Black, red, white. All basics.

G-Gummi bears or worms:
None. Hate the chewy things that stick in my teeth.

H-Hometown:
Belgaum.... Benaras....Bombay......I guess, Bombay.I-Indulgence:
Sev-puri from the corner chaat guy. I will follow him to the ends of the earth.M&B on a lazy Sunday.J-January or February:
February and march. My time :)
All good things happen to me during this time.

K-Kids and names:
I would name them BRATS if I had them.

L-Life:
K.I.S.S. - Thats my philosophy for life.

M-Marriage date:
The date seems to have missed me.

N-Number of siblings:
Two.

O-Oranges or apples:
Oranges.

P-Phobias:
Roaches, creepy crawlies.

Q-Quote:
Anyone who thinks only sunshine is…

The gay and lesbian writing in India.

Perhaps the best session in the recent Kala Ghoda festival was “ Queering the pitch”, a discussion about gay and lesbian literature in India. The panelists were Sachin Kundalkar, R Raj Rao, and Maya Sharma.R RAJ RAO is a professor in the department of English, University of Pune. He is the author of several works including Nissim Ezekiel: The Authorized Biography and Yaraana: Gay Writings from India. Sachin Kundalkar is a Pune based, really talented young gay writer and film maker, writing in Marathi.Maya Sharma is a feminist, a lesbian, and is an activist in the Indian Women’s Movement.The panelists were articulate, came from different backgrounds, and above all, they didn't have an agenda. In fact, they have gone beyond agendas. Creative people, each one of them, they went about their chosen jobs as you are I would, teaching, writing, making films, whatever.Moderator Vikram Doctor kept the conversational ball rolling Raja Rao emphasized the need to look at gay literature as lite…