Nikita Chinamanthur

Cinema in the subcontinent started off with a bang and a dash of royalty with Dadasaheb Phalke’s silent film, Raja Harishchandra, in 1913. Two decades later, the first “talkie,” or sound film, was released: Alam Ara (1931). Since then, movies from the subcontinent’s vast and varied film industries have married…


Why do young desis never have the opportunity to date, romance, or find pleasure in sex without relying on it as a necessity for procreation?

Is it a cultural phenomenon? Religious? Is non-sexuality so engrained in our heritage that we aren’t able to escape its clutches three thousand years later?

Nikita Chinamanthur

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