Fifty shades of humbug: Why desis pretend they don’t consume porn – Shobhaa De

(Shobhaa De is a novelist and columnist. The article first appeared in The Times of India on August 1, 2021)

 

  • Popular culture explores sexuality in several highly creative ways. There are folk songs, wedding rituals, and temple sculptures. There is no such thing as ‘gupt gyan’ no matter how hard we pretend to be prudish. If our education system could be rejigged to include sex education, there would be much less misinformation and far more acceptance about a topic that has been pushed under the carpet for years and years — come on, we can handle it! The Kundra case raises many issues. It is not just about one man’s porn industry getting busted. It also makes us review our own attitude towards sex and related topics. It’s a case worth tracking just to see how many diverse narratives it throws up for public discourse — considering how squeamish we are about intercourse!

Also Read: EU’s vaccine travel pass is highly discriminatory towards low-income countries: Prerna Prabhakar

Share with