Surmayi is a writer trying to pen down words with ink made from sunset's colours and a student of Political Science at Miranda House. She has authored a story in a collection of short stories called Cadence. Her poetry and fiction have been published in several online journals and print anthologies. A blog columnist for Teen Belle Magazine, she has also been a contributor to Medium and a content writer for Reform The Norm. A raging feminist using writing as her medium.
It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.