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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

Same-sex marriages | LGBTQ | gay rights

Chintan Girish Modi 

Parmesh Shahani
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

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.



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First Published: Fri, March 26 2021. 22:50 IST