Supreme Court's partial striking down of the Section 377 in September 2018 has given the LGBT community more freedom to express themselves. Mumbai's Third Eye Cafe is one such outlet offering a haven from prejudice
There may be mixed reactions on the way the sexual harassment charges against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi were dealt with but absence of a mechanism to deal with such charges against sitting judges is the bigger worry.
For one, the pilgrimage has become a billionaire enterprise that ravages the ecology -- feeding off a phenomenal surge of middle-class piety. Equally crucially, it also kills the real tradition of ritual openness and social flexibility.