Kiran Keshavamurthy is an assistant professor of cultural studies at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.
His research interests include caste and sexuality studies and modern Indian literatures.
JOHOR BARU: The MIC leader who was recorded asking for sexual favours in return for help in securing jobs will be sacked from his position as a teacher at a Tamil school if the allegation proves to be true.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk P Kamalanathan said the ministry had asked the relevant district education office and state education department to provide a report on the matter.
As a 12 year old child, I really didn’t know what to do, but his behaviour scared me so I stopped talking to him immediately. From this moment on, he assaulted me for years and when his arranged marriage fell apart and the wedding didn’t happen, the assault only got worse.
My parents thought I was being mean and didn’t understand why I was being so hateful towards him. I remember that in grade 8, on Valentine’s day, he called my school pretending to be my father and told them I was sick and would not attend class that day. I don’t remember much about that day, except going to school the next day with bite marks on my body and being judged by my peers.
Eventually, he began to figure out the time periods when I was home alone.
The symposium is part of the ministry's efforts to improve the quality of the guidance, counselling and disciplinary service in primary and secondary schools nationwide.So, when my cousin started coming around and offered to teach me how to skateboard and play basketball, I didn’t think anything of it.He came around a lot- before work, after work and it almost seemed as if he lived with us.In this hangout, some of Orinam’s members who are gay, talk about their respective journeys of realizing and accepting their sexuality and their coming out stories.“அம்மா-அப்பா, அனுமார் கோவில், சைதாப்பேட்டை, சுவாமி விவேகானந்தர், சினிமா போஸ்டர், சின்ன வீடு, முதற் காதல், முடிவில்லா பயணங்கள்.”இந்த ஹங்அவுட்டில் ஓரினம் அமைப்பை சேர்ந்த சில தன்பாலீர்ப்பு கொண்ட அங்கத்தினர்கள், தாங்கள் எப்படி தங்கள் பாலீர்ப்பை உணர்ந்து, ஏற்றுக்கொண்டார்கள் என்பதை பற்றியும், தங்களின் வெளியே வந்த அனுபவங்களையும் பற்றியும் பேசுகிறார்கள்.This post is also available in: தமிழ் (Tamil)is a bilingual website (Tamil and English) associated with the Chennai-based social-support-arts-advocacy group Orinam.