Queer at the workplace: Parmesh Shahani nudges companies to be inclusive

Shahani dreams of an India where being queer is a non-issue, says Chintan Girish Modi

Parmesh Shahani
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Shahani is one of the most vocal advocates for LGBTQ inclusion in India, not only in the corporate sector but in every field of work | Illustration: Binay Sinha

Chintan Girish Modi
On a balmy Saturday afternoon in Mumbai, I board a Churchgate-bound local train feeling both nervous and elated. This is my first train ride since the lockdown was imposed as a public safety measure almost a year ago. The atmosphere in the general compartment seems unreal. The chatter is missing. There are fewer people than usual. Everyone has a mask covering their nose and mouth. Commuters are seated at a distance from each other.

I fall asleep as the train moves along a familiar route. It takes an hour to arrive at my destination. A kaali-peeli taxi waiting outside Churchgate railway

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First Published: Mar 26 2021 | 10:50 PM IST

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