'To be, or not to be, that is the question’ – a state of constant confusion that being a Hindustani Muslim (or Indian Muslim) brings with it. 'Main Bhi Muslim', the podcast, is born out of this confusion that co-hosts Mariyam and Sabika bring to their audience's ears fortnightly, on Friday evenings. The podcast is a surreal reclamation space for individuality and plurality within the context of being an Indian, being a Muslim and everything in between. Give your good ear to their coming-out podcast, to hear out their long-closeted inner Muslim. This is a journey where these two Hindustani Muslims share their lived experiences and expectations to just be... to just breathe.
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.
On the 23rd of July 2016, an undergraduate student of Jadavpur University, Ekalavya Chaudhuri, was exposed via Facebook for sexual harassment of over a dozen women, some of them minors, over a three-year period, via texts, online messages and molestation.