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Bangladeshi Couple Get Death Sentence For Selling Teenager To Brothel In India

Bangladeshi Couple Get Death Sentence For Selling Teenager To Brothel In India

According to the prosecution, the convicts took the girl to India and sold her there to a brothel in 2009.

18 May 2022
Dignity Still A Distant Dream For Sex Workers

Dignity Still A Distant Dream For Sex Workers

NHRC in 2020 issued an advisory to recognise sex workers as 'registered, informal workers', but later modified the terminology, saying they should be provided...

16 March 2022

Mary Ellen Mark And The ‘Cage-Girls’ of Kamathipura’s Falkland Road

The American photojournalist’s iconic shots of sex workers in Kamathipura are testimony not just to her photographic prowess but also to her humanity and...

Sex work is like any other work

Sex work is like any other work

Sex work is like any other work

08 March 2022

Love, Loss And Longing Among Kamathipura’s Sex Workers

The parallel world of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, with its aesthetically-lit windows and luxurious sentimentality that glows in the yellow fairy lights, doesn’t...

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27 May 2022
Kamatipura: Namdeo Dhasal’s Ode To Mumbai’s Dark Underbelly

Kamatipura: Namdeo Dhasal’s Ode To Mumbai’s Dark Underbelly

This poem appeared in Namdeo Dhasal’s 1981 Marathi collection, 'Tuhi Iyatta Kanchi' (What Grade Are You In), later translated to English by Dilip Chitre, and...


27 May 2022
From Shabana Azmi To Alia Bhatt: A Walk On The Wild Side

From Shabana Azmi To Alia Bhatt: A Walk On The Wild Side

Very few Indian directors have handled the subject of sex workers sensitively. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai is an exception.


27 May 2022
Sex Workers Of Kamathipura: Nowhere To Go, Nowhere To Live

Sex Workers Of Kamathipura: Nowhere To Go, Nowhere To Live

Multiple factors including the law have made it impossible to collectivise the women in the locality


08 June 2022
The Sonshine Years: Bitter-sweet Memories Of Growing Up In Kamathipura

The Sonshine Years: Bitter-sweet Memories Of Growing Up In Kamathipura

'There’s more hardship in sex work. The tawaif wants just a little bit of izzat, which the sex worker is denied to even dream about.'


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