Sridhar Rangayan responds to the 23rd July Event on Facebook.
It was another wonderful day. I went to a Gay Bombay Sunday event after almost 4/5 years (it is just my laziness getting out on a Sunday) and realized what I have been missing all these years!
With a very good turnout of GB regulars and a lot of youngsters (I realized I am totally out of the scene, as I didn’t know 75% of the attendees!!) the evening was supremely well curated by Sopan N Muller who ensured that the discussion around Trans lives and issues were brought about through a very judicious mix of films, story reading, Q & As and panel discussion. I, myself, learnt a lot from Gazal Dhaliwal and Moody Crab – a total eyeopener for me. I’ve formed a renewed respect for them (it was always there, of course!).
Though I had gone there to the event to participate only as an audience, I was sweet-talked into being part of the panel discussion with Jehangir Jani, Galaz Dhaliwal, Siddhant, and filmmaker of film ‘Identity’, moderated by Pallav Patankar. It definitively was an interesting and engaging panel discussion made very special by the personal touching narratives of Gazal and Siddhant.
The samosas and cookies plus Viraj’s birthday cake added a cozy feel to the evening.
PS: Surely I’m going to return for more! (I’m not talking of samosas, but GB events!!)